Photos and Report from the Stone Mountain (Georgia) Highland Games October 2003
What a great weekend for the Games. With a forecast of 10% chance of rain on Friday afternoon, it rained. Yep, forecast of 10% chance of rain. Obviously it was a 100% chance of rain in reality. The weekend weather was great and the games were excellent. Commissioner Stan St. Clair did an outstanding job with the Clan tent as we had many visitors. Since a new grandson, Alex, was born the previous week, his lovely wife Rhonda was where she was supposed to be ... with her daughter and the little one. Stan had only recently returned to Georgia. He allowed me to assist him for the weekend and it was indeed a pleasure.
Lynne and I again camped (second time in two months and second time in 20+ years!). Granddaughter Kailey joined us and we had a wonderful time.
It was a pleasure to see many people that we had met at other Games and events. I also saw some of my Masonic brothers and several of my friends with the SMOTJ (Knights Templar). It was indeed good to see them. Ivan Sinclair (Ivan of Trafalgar on the Sinclair Discussion List) arrived from Indiana. One of these days I'll have my camera while he is present and will actually get his photo. Good to see you, my friend! Glen Cook - how could I have missed you? Glad that you were at the Games and sorry that I missed chatting with you. Glen, Stan, Ivan, Loch, Steve, Hal, Smokey, Alisa and others ---- thanks for your friendship! Of course, it was great for son Michael, Kim and little Liam to join us. Oh, the Mike Sinclair family is expecting another little one mid-April of 2004. They must keep in mind that we have the Loch Norman Games in late April. (grin)
As we were getting ready to leave, I just had one more thing to do. I had to meet and photograph Lord Lyon. The Stone Mt. Games marked the first visit to the USA by Lord Lyon, King of Arms, Robin Orr Blair. After Lynne took our photo, he said that it would be good to have a photo made in front of our Clan Tent. Gee, I was game. While we were walking to the tent, he had some very nice things to say about our Chief, Malcolm. I think that Stan might have been rather surprised to see Lord Lyon walking up to the tent! Perhaps that is an understatement. Stan is working on a family coat of arms so this presented an excellent opportunity for him to discuss his works with Lord Lyon. As some of you know, I could go on and on with such anecdotes. Isn't life grand and isn't it good to be a part of such a great Clan, the lordly line of high Sinclair? Ok, enough of the report, on with the photos.
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