I was going through some old pictures and found these of my best friend Ethan and I playing Civil War as boys. I think they are hilarious so I thought I'd share them. Here we are defending Virginia(the back yard).
Here I am in the infamous "trench" that we dug on the back edge of their property. Only recently was this filled in by yard scraps and it was a day of great sadness for us. We spent many days eating deli meat roasted over candles and hardtack, all washed down by some warm water from our foul smelling canteens.
Here is my friend Ethan relaxing after what was most likely a hot battle. I'm sure the neighbors all got a kick out of our glorious charges against those dreaded Yankees which always included dramatic woundings in which we'd clutch our wound and fall to the ground with a dreadful yell.
And even though we are hardened veterans, we break rank and smile for the camera.