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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Brooksville Raid 2009

We missed everyone at the Brooksville Raid this year! This was our 4th year going and we enjoyed it as much as ever, although we missed not seeing family and friends.
Attendance seemed to be up this year. It was a BEAUTIFUL day for a Civil War Reenactment!

The Stricklens at Brooksville Raid 2009

Long live the Confederacy!

~ Margaret Anne ~

~Abigail Evangeline~

~ Mary Noelle ~
~Caroline Susannah~
The battle

William is enjoying the battle

Mommy is enjoying Wills :)

You know you go to Reenactments to ride ponies, don't you?

We get weak in our old age! Can't say no as easily :)

Wonder what they are laughing at?

You guessed it! The 97th Regimental String Band keeps
us in stitches when we are there!

See you next year!
Posted by: Molly (Mama)


Whiddon Family said...

Great pictures y'all!!! Thanks for posting. Looks like y'all had a wonderful time. Wow! The Brooksville Raid is ALOT bigger than the Andersonville Reenactment! :-)
Laney W.

Whiddon Family said...

Looks like y'all had a nice time at Brookesville!

I LOVE your dress Callie!! Isn't it new? You girls look beautiful.

Looking forward to seeing y'all, (Lord willing,) day after tomorrow!!!

Love in Christ,

Mr.Special said...

Hey! Looks like y'all had a good time, wish we could have been there :(.

CJ, you look sharp in your uniform, I bet you can't wait until you can reenact, right.


The Dischers said...

What beautiful pictures of the girls. Looks like you had a great time! I didn't know they had pony rides! I'm sure Emma Jane would have been on one if we had gone :) Glad you had such a nice time.

Uncle Eddie and Aunt Beth

The Miller Family said...

Everyone looks beautiful, males excluded, of course! CJ looked quite dashing in his Confederate officer's uniform. He makes his Miller cousins proud! Looks like it was a perfect day for a re-enactment.

The Pollock Family said...

We were planning on coming, but we were planning on coming the week after the actual reenactment, which means we missed the whole thing!! That's what happens when you're so on top of things, NOT! Looks like a great time and love the pics. Margaret looks wonderful in pink.

Love ya and have a great time on your trip & tell the whiddons hello.

Momma P.

Kitty said...


Well it looks like ya'll had a great time. :o) All you girls looked very pretty in your dresses. And CJ and Wills handsome in their respective clothing as well. :D

PS-THANKS for my anual candy stick, Cal!!! :D :D :D :D