Village Volunteers abounded, in various states of membership:
Western NY was well represented, too, by the fine fifers of Towpath Volunteers and Excelsior Brigade…
..and even some Camden Continental drummers:
More Yorkers: Old Man Vinny with his Old Man Drum, and Old Man George, Maker of Old Man Drum. . .”Hey George! When are ya gonna make some Old Lady Drums?”
Everyone knows these famous Sons and Daughters:
I hear they are changing the name to the Sons, Daughters, and Granddaughters of Liberty (said namesake seen here dozing off despite a rousing Paddy O’Toole):
With the jollification in full swing:
“Excuse me, I hafta go to the bathroom!”
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOdus Drum and Fife:
The Lone Drummer from Warehouse Point, proving that yes, indeed, there IS life after Robin!
More Warehouse Point, and a New York Ancient, just for fun 🙂
The Troopers may be taking a year off, but not *these* Troopers:
A candidate for the Corps of Invalids and Wounded:
There were plenty of Peeler Product showing up in the fife line (Patricia and Sabrina, making those Firth&Pond Model Peelers sing):
Peeler Squealer, the Pretty-In-Pink model:
But the Swirly Acrylics were the hit of the day, available in Brilliant Blue, Radiant Red, Gorgeous Green, Pretty Pumpkin, Boring Black, and Hideous Gray:
Ron Peeler, President of the World-Famous Peeler Fife Manufactory headquartered in beautiful downtown Moooooooooodus, ready to make a deal:
A pause for refreshment. . . mmmmm, beer. . .
And don’t forget the muster meal. . . yum!
It was great to see Shippin’ George, that sumbitch:
Buy your raffle tickets here!
Something for everyone, even Shippin’ George:
Genuine Handcrafted Persimmon Fife destined for the Moodus 2012 Muster bonfire, until saved by this sweet child, who promises to play Yankee Doodle on it at NoFoolin’ 2013:
Uh, no, he lies. I can, with 100% certainty, say that that is NOT Sue: Too much facial hair, for one thing, and definitely not enough Diet Coke, those are dead give-aways.