Well folks, guess I passed
Buck's test seeing how he invited me to do another article for you guys. He
just had a few small requests that I DO NOT use bad language like cursing,
name calling, not period slang, colorful remarks (now that one I like, what is
colorful remarks? Interesting). I hit on the short list, probably because I
couldn't write fast enough when we (I mean when he told me what I could and
won't do). He did mention something about someone gettin' an ass whopping last
issue!!! Wasn't me thank goodness, I'm good, sometimes.
Anyway that said here are a
couple items put down for your viewing pleasure. (Heard that or read it,
When your asked
to give a speech here are some old time hints, doesn't matter if
its on the fur trade, reenactments, or just addressing a groups of
people. Here are some tips to help you put your best foot forward.
next talk, of course you are well prepared, make sure you are
well-hydrated. (drink at least 5-6 cups of liquid that day).
products for an hour before giving your speech. This will help
with mucus buildup and the need for clearing ones throat.
Hot tea and
coffee can cause a dry, parched mouth or throat.
alcohol can trigger a blood sugar reaction that can cause the
on an empty stomach, eat a piece of fruit, drink juice or have
a dinner roll 30 minutes before your eye-opener of a speech.
from caffeine, it can make you jumpy during your presentation.
If you have
a head cold, open your sinuses by breathing some hot steam
from the sink or shower. Use a nasal spray for a few days if
needed, before your speech.
throat, gargle with warm salt water several times in the hour
before your speech. (1/4 teaspoon of salt to two cups of
lozenges help to fight cold symptoms and nervous dryness.
steps have saved me a few times, they are slightly modified from
the one's used by Samuel Adams, when giving one of his famous 3
hour orations. He also used some of these steps to his advantage,
with co-speakers, a few drinks or tea/coffee with a nice dry
pastry, of which he gave in large amounts and encouraged all to
have more, but for himself he did not partake.
He's the one
that stated "The Constitution shall never be construed to
prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens
from keeping their own arms". With some of our citizens
of today, I wonder what little things he would serve them before
they made their speeches?
Some Food For Thought!
make mistakes, but you are not a failure until you start blaming
someone else." Thomas Jefferson
is he who has learned to admire and not envy" Benjamin
course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship"
John Paul Jones
breath is better than no breath at all." Rev. War Dentist
people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of
strength. However at times, knowing when to let go and doing it,
takes more strength." John Jacob Astor
a big word when a diminutive phrase can be utilized."
self to seriously is a mistake, a hundred years from now your name
will be unknown." George Washington
to all, sociable to many, familiar with few, friend to one, enemy
to none." Benjamin Franklin
enemies, it will drive them crazy." Benjamin Franklin
is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your
bare hands, then eat just one piece." James Beckworth
you know, the less you need." Thomas Jefferson
length of your education is less important than its breadth, and
the length of your life is less important than its depth."
the power of love and the love of power, where one enters, the
other leaves." UNKNOWN.
Kinda fun seeing your
name in print for just tellin' stories, like listen to Cunningham sittin'
around a camp fire at a rendezvousss. Never know what he'll come up with!!!