I was sent to cover a story for WTOP that I was more than happy to take on, a remembrance of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe died on October 7th, 1849, so this was the 165th anniversary of his death.
On my trip to Fla last week, I introduced Lawrence to my Uncle Al.
His full name is Al Crews. He’s the same Al Crews that was part of the X-20 Dyna-Soar program, an Air Force program that was going to build a space plane back in the 60s.
This year I was FINALLY able to make it to the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. It’s been on my docket a number of times, but this is the first time everything worked out so I could actually attend.
The theme Friday morning was —- BABIES!!!
When I perform at pirate festivals and museums, I tend to have one of two roles to play. Either I am giving presentations on the history of the sinking of Port Royal, Jamaica (you can see a blog on that here) and letting people handle artifacts from the sunken city, or I am portraying the female (dressed as a male) pirate, Mary Read.
There was plenty of cannon fire at the festival, with the big gun being The Viceroy’s Maria. Momma Ratsey did quite a bit of firing and I caught a couple of good shots.