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Permalink 10:25:14 am, by Email , 395 words   English (CA)
Categories: War And Conflict, Americana

This Amused Me! (From a Yahoo! Historical Mail Group)

From the Yahoo! War of 1812 mailgroup...

Sent: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 6:45 am
Subject: [War Of 1812] Pirate bicentennial

This July will be the inaugural event to begin the commemoration of Jean Lafitte and his pirates involvement in the War of 1812. Jefferson Parish is planning to build en event that will lead to a museum to be placed in the State Park at Grand Isle and a re-creation of the pirate
base on its actual site at Grand Tere.

Though this year will be little more than an announcement of what is to come in the future the plan is to develop an event that will involve not just pirates but also US and British naval units and military.

This event will initially be combined with the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo (a fishing competition) and will take place in July of this year. If anyone would like to know more please contact me off line.



...this was followed by...

Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 18:25:06 -0500
Subject: Re: [War Of 1812] Pirate bicentennial

So no one feels left out due to misunderstandings in language, I will translate the below missive into "Pirate talk":

Avast, me hearties! In the middl o the summer swells, will be the inarrgural rouse to begin the commemarrration of Capn Jean Lafitte and his band o sea borne brethern taking the first crack out o the box in the Warrr of 1812.Jefferson Parish, the scurvey lanlubbers, is chummying up to build a frolic that will steer a course to a museum to be placed in the State Parrk at Grand Isle and a re-crearrtion of the pirate base on her actual site at Grand Tere, by thunder.

To sum up the rest: arr, arr, Jim lad, dead men tell no tales, yo ho ho, pieces o eight, wi' a will an yarely bedamned arr...and arr.

I hope the pirate populace is pleased to be able to now read what should be of most interest.


...and people say historians don't have a sense of humour!

This is the SAME mailgroup that spawned THIS posting from a Canadian "Red Coat" re-enactor on The Fourth of July in 2006...

To my American friends,

(with tongue planted firmly in cheek)

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday Dear rebellious-upstart-republicans....
Happy birthday to you!

Have a great forth of July!

(PS, I wish I could be in Boston tonight!)


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