Comments: Gathering at Macktown retrospective

You don't have to say who it was who WUSSED because it does not matter. Who ever left, be they ONW or otherwise, are nothing but fair weather campers. The way I see it, If you have a problem camping in the rain at these type of events then maybe they should find a different hobby. And I Know that at times there are certin circumstances to every case, But no trader ought to have any say as to to weather an event should be canceled. And you know that I agree with your comments about who should be invited the next time despite the fact that you may have been in your cups. These event committes need to stop worrying about quanity and worry more about quality. Before they end up not having an event at all. Well I guess I've stretched this noose far enogh.
Signed
If you cant' run with the big dog's stay under the porch and lick yourself.
Wil

Posted by wil at April 29, 2008 10:16 AM

why thanks guys.. i am a commettie member and i do agree with all that was said here. i am surprised that some of the ones who left took someones word and didnt talk to the booshway or myself. and as for inviting them back.. well i am all for quality and not quanity myself. i will say though anyone who talked to us, or who left due to dammage will be invited back, anyone else may need to re jury as this is a quality event and we will not continue to allow people to break the rules or make there own, if they think they can do better i would like to see them do it. and i would also like to again say.. it was a great event even if we lost alot of the camp. to everyone who stayed ,, you are all awsome.. to those who didnt.. well you missed a hell of a great party.. jane

Posted by jane at April 30, 2008 04:31 PM

Hey y'all!
I'm the trapper that was camped in front of you in the little lean-to. I not only remember you at the camp-meeting, I remember you hollerin' at yer kid late at night! Thanks again for the use of yer shovel! I was curious when I got to work Monday, so I went to the US Weather Bureau website to check their records for the weekend. Thursday night we got .55 inches of rain and Friday 1.34. It seemed like more. But you're way off on the wind speeds. It averaged 30-40 MPH on Friday and Saturday with gusts 50-70 MPH. That's why those hooters blew over- they ain't designed for that kind of wind. I don't know why so many people left, some were open about it and some just disappeared. Kinda like the snow I guess. People overreacted to some bad weather, but it wasn't that bad. Personally, I didn't buy a Hudson's Bay Blanket and make a capote out of it to wear in August, it's for bad weather. I'm glad I went and I'm proud I stayed- Hoorah fer the mountains! See you next year, same Mack time, same Mack date, and same Mack place!
Bill

Posted by Bill Anderson at April 30, 2008 05:05 PM

Thanks to both of you for stopping by.

I may be off on the wind speeds, I was just going off of what was predicted. I didn't really care that much to look it up as it really wasn't that bad. I've survived much worse.

Posted by Contagion at April 30, 2008 05:54 PM