What we Stumbled Upon in East Hampton

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

On a recent trip to our home in East Hampton, at the far end of Long Island, New York, we were driving around with Uncle Carlos when he spotted a large gathering in a field.  He stopped the car so that we could see what all the fun was about.

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Francesca!  Sharkey!  Come quick!  I think we may have accidentally traveled back in time!

1 Francesca! Sharkey! Come quick! I think we may have accidentally traveled back in time!

All of these people are dressed in the traditional garb of the late 18th century.

2 All of these people are dressed in the traditional garb of the late 18th century.

And look here, girls!  It's a tent like the ones soldiers used during the Revolutionary War!

3 And look here, girls! It's a tent like the ones soldiers used during the Revolutionary War!

There's actually a whole row of tents!  And what is that man carrying?  Is it...is it a musket for shooting?  This is definitely some sort of army camp!

4 There's actually a whole row of tents! And what is that man carrying? Is it...is it a musket for shooting? This is definitely some sort of army camp!

These simple two pole tents are called wedge tents and were designed to be easily set up and dismantled for traveling soldiers!

5 These simple two pole tents are called wedge tents and were designed to be easily set up and dismantled for traveling soldiers!

Come on, girls.  Let's find out what these people are doing here!

6 Come on, girls. Let's find out what these people are doing here!

Excuse me, kind maiden!  You see, we are quite confused.  Why are all of you dressed in such odd outfits?

7 Excuse me, kind maiden! You see, we are quite confused. Why are all of you dressed in such odd outfits?

Why you sweet dogs!  We are part of the 3rd New York Regiment, a historical organization that recreates life as a Long Island soldier and his family during the American Revolution from 1775 to 1783!

8 Why you sweet dogs! We are part of the 3rd New York Regiment, a historical organization that recreates life as a Long Island soldier and his family during the American Revolution from 1775 to 1783!

Oh, what fun!  So you all get to dress up in these costumes and pretend to be living during the Revolutionary War!  I think I could get into this...

9 Oh, what fun! So you all get to dress up in these costumes and pretend to be living during the Revolutionary War! I think I could get into this...

Why hello, little miss!  May I partake in some of your meal?  I am but a simple peasant dog, begging for scraps!

10 Why hello, little miss! May I partake in some of your meal? I am but a simple peasant dog, begging for scraps!

Francesca, did I just hear GK say that he's a simple peasant dog?  Like all of these people, I think he's gotten a little carried away with this re-enactment stuff!  Where's Uncle Carlos?

11 Francesca, did I just hear GK say that he's a simple peasant dog? Like all of these people, I think he's gotten a little carried away with this re-enactment stuff! Where's Uncle Carlos?

Comments (13)

  • Good morning everyone,
    That must have been so exciting to go back in time like that. The people put a lot of work into that project. GK, a peasant dog begging for scraps? Well, I give him credit, he has talents inside a show ring and outside. That act could have gotten him a part in a movie. He is such a charmer, like me.
    I bet he didn't walk away hungry either. hehehehehe
    I hope everyone goes back and reads yesterdays comments. We have lost another of our dear friends. Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow passed away on the 4th of July.
    I commented on yesterday's post but it was after midnight so I don't know if it goes on or not but I want to let Pam know that we are here for her if she needs us. She had Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow for a long time and I know she is hurting. But, Mrs. Bosley is with Basil and the rest of our dear friends. They will look after her and we will look after Mrs. Bosley's mamma if she lets us. I hope she keeps posting. It will be good for her to stay with our group.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Good Morning F, S & GK

    Well it's not exactly a good morning I just saw Pam's post about Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow and I'm very sad. Pam I'm so sorry :( Mom and I send lots of hugs. I'm sure Basil was waiting for her with open paws and a big heart.

    I don't feel like posting anything now I'm going to go snuggle with Precious and tell her the sad news.

    Zoe

  • Hello All,
    I am back from the overnight trip to the mountains, and the first thing I did was check the posts on The Daily Wag, and saw Pam's post on Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow. My heart aches for you and your family Pam. Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow was a regular when Basil first started on, and she welcomed his so very much. I know our Warrior Prince welcomed her with open paws, and know the days ahead we are all here for you Pam. My heart is heavy for your loss, but it seems 16 is a good life. She has left paw prints on all our hearts, and we are so lucky to have known her. Please keep posting, Pam. The Glue Squad has been my comfort with the loss of my boy. Prayers to you and love and hugs.
    Lynn, and I am sure Warrior Prince Basil

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    People in costumes and it isn’t Halloween; what’s this world coming to? I thought that was only done in the making of a movie. Guess I’m not too old to learn something new. The latest on my tail about my tail. I have been wearing a white sock on my tail at nights. That, along with the “cone,” keeps me from biting it. Had a thunderstorm last night. Daddy just got me settled down when, BANG, lighting struck a tree about a hundred yards from my house. Now it did take some time for me to get over that. So sorry to hear about Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow. I’ll be sad the rest of the day. Putting my paws together for her Mommy.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • First I'd like to say to Pam how sorry we were to hear of Mrs Bosley Chow Chow passing. She had a long life and I'm sure you gave her a very loving home. She is now with our Warrior Prince Basil at the Rainbow Bridge having lots of pain free fun (like painting the moon orange).
    I have to go now. Can't see very well...........
    Your pals,
    Rebel & Sharon aka Mimi

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, Handsome GK, you were a great visitor at that East Hampton historical organization! How nice that Uncle Carlos took all 3 of your there and you seemed to have the most fun! What scraps did you get to eat?! Those people sure were nice to you! Mom and I are so sad to hear that our friend, beautiful Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow is no longer with her mother Pam. We do know that our other great friend Basil was there to meet her at the Rainbow Bridge and he is taking good care of her! Our prayers are with you and we hope you will follow us if you can. Sure hope all of you great buddies have a great day and stay safe! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Oh G.K. you are such a ham. A simple peasant dog begging for scraps. Sharkey your comment brought a smile to my face as did Franny's sweet expression.

    I'm so sad to hear about the loss of our dear friend Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow. Mrs. B. was one of the earliest members of the DW. I know your heart is breaking Pam but please know that we are here for you. You gave Mrs. Bosley a wonderful, loving life.

    I do believe our wonderful friend Ambassador Warrior Prince Basil arranged for a special greeting party to welcome Mrs. B to the Bridge. Knowing dear Basil, he's been taking her around introducing her to new friends and they are all running free through the grass and trees.

  • I'm so glad that you girls and guy found this event! It looks like a jolly good time! We just had our own reenactment this weekend on the West Coast called Old For MacArthur Days and guess what, I am an 18th century reenactor too! The only thing is, I am on the other side. I am a camp follower for the British, belonging to King George's 29th Regiment of Foot and fought against you during this war! Good thing we are all friends now! I'm so glad you took the time to learn about the people and things you were seeing, hope you had fun! :)

  • Hello G.K., Franny, Sharkey, Pam, Lynn, and all my glue squad friends,
    How funny to see G.K.'s performance as a simple peasant dog begging for revolutionary wartime food scraps! As if he could ever be a simple peasant dog. He is now a handsome actor too.
    Pam, we are very sorry to hear about Mrs.Bosley Chow Chow moving on to the Rainbow bridge.I am sure Prince Basil and his new buddy Herman the white cat will be there to welcome him home. The daily wag has helped me start healing from Herman's loss. Hope you know we are all there for you.
    I am going to get more comfort and cuddle time with Mom today. She is reading a remarkable book on hidden symbols in quilts that guided people in the Underground Railroad to safety. There is actually a code in the quilts, Maddox would like wondering about that. Hugs to all- Abby the frenchie pug

  • What fun to stumble upon a Revolutionary War reenactment event! GK you peasant dog, you sure did get into it, partaking in a meal with fine morsels.

    Oh dear Pam, I'm so sorry to have read last night that your beloved Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow passed away...may your heart be comforted with great memories.

    Yes, Basil and Herman are there with open paws! RIP <3 :-)

    Hugs to all my GS DW friends....including GK, Franny & Sharkey...Oh, and the Feline group a PRRRUUR from Kitty

    delia & =^. .^=

  • What a fun and informative blog today GK!

    I wonder what kind of table scraps dogs were able to have back in the day?

    I'm certain they didn't have a can of Alpo at the ready! :)

    gail

  • Hi Girls, GK & Glue Squad, What a fun day all of you had at the reenactment. Everyone was happy to see you, G.K. how could anyone resist giving you & the girls some scraps??

    Well, it was busy day for Mom today; she went with Auntie Annie to a medical appointment; hence my computer time is late today.

    Pam, So sorry to hear about Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow, I'm sure she had a wonderful life and gave all of you many pleasures over the years.

    It's going to get hot again this weekend; so not looking forward to the heat & humidity.

    Kirby Bear, hope your tail gets better real soon. Delia, how is Kitty's leg, is she walking okay now? Where's Chloe? Lynn, how was your little get away, hope you had fun.

    Till next time,

    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • Dear Friends on The Daily Wag,
    I posted back to Maddox on yesterday's blog the one about Sharkey and then read today's blog about GK. It's so hard & comforting at the same time to see GK, he is the same color as The Bos was and looks so much like her in her younger years. I wanted to share with all of you what I wrote to my family & friends on July 4th when Mrs. B passed away. I feel her presence & her absence at the same time if that makes any sense. I come to The DW usually in the middle of the night to read and catch up but have rarely posted , I get about four hours a night sleep since childhood I share this bummer trait with Martha.
    I see so many familiar names posting to me under GK's blog today I hope he doesn't mind sharing my sorrow and let me grieve with him here today. Thank you all for your kind messages about Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow. She spent many mornings here by my side when I posted to The DW maybe she knew I was talking to all of you. I saw GK on Martha a repeat the other day when he won Best of Breed it was so raw and fresh losing Bosley I cried through entire segment even though I remember being so proud of GK when he originally won back in Feb. It was bittersweet to see him on TV just a few days after saying goodbye to Bos. I totally missed reading about Basil, I have been having eye issues and surgeries so there are gaps of time I haven't been here. I was sorry to read about this but feel they are together now and waiting for us.

    Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow
    March 19, 1996 - July 4, 2012

    If you would like to light a candle in Mrs. Bosley's memory please follow this link & thank you.

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=BOS

    (candles last 48 hours)

    This morning I had to say goodbye to my dear sweet companion Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow. She crossed The Rainbow Bridge at around 9:30 AM on July 4th. She was 16 years and almost four months old. She died in my arms peacefully and quickly. I had to make the painful choice to let her go even though she was very alert she was getting to the point we had to keep her in the laundry room for the last few days because she was losing control of her bladder & bowels.
    I will miss her all the days of my life, but I know she had a wonderful life with us. I know I was lucky to have her for so long she was precious and so loving and I loved her so. I am having her cremated to keep her ashes as there was no place to bury her here.
    I know my birthday in a few days time will be bittersweet indeed.

    Thank you all for caring about her and being so kind to her when you visited she was so happy to meet you.

    Take care all, love & smiles.
    Pam

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