“Please excuse Priscilla’s absence from the blogosphere yesterday. Her make-up work will be completed on time.” Signed by my mother. Do I need an excuse? I was tired. The week of training is now complete. We are ready to open on May 1st. Here are some shots to whet your appetite; I promise that I will be posting more anecdotes and photos from my new job at Old World Wisconsin. Imagine filling up your tank with gasoline while dressed in 19th century clothing…and then going inside and asking to use the rest room. Imagine stopping by the post office on your way home from work dressed like this as well. Yes, we did these things. So far no one has asked for an explanation. In the case of the Postal employees, they know us really well and we’ve been talking about this for weeks. They were thrilled. As for the gas station, it was one in the same town, so I’m sure they’re used to costumed customers. Oh, I should tell you that I’ve decided to drop the poetry challenge. I really enjoyed the challenge when I had more free time, now it seems like an obligation that I don’t want to fulfill. So, thanks for the good time, NaPoWriMo, but I’m moving on!
This one's for Helen because she wanted to see my corset!
Me & Steve in full garb. I have a different outfit for weekends when I am in the village church. This is my farm wife costume.
This is the bake house or summer kitchen where I will be teaching kids to knead dough while talking to them about life on the farm.
More to come, friends. I now need to spend some time cleaning my 21st century house in preparation for a visit from my middle daughter tomorrow!