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The Twelfth Year

Yule Revel -- Province of St. Andrew's
December 17, 1977

From The Page (December, 1977):

The Province of St. Andrew's (San Francisco) is planning a Yule Revel with a fine lineup of games and fun, and a delicious selection of foods.

The day will start at 1:00 PM with an Elf Hunt; the winner will be crowned King or Queen Yule. His/her Queen/King will be the Snow Queen/King, complete with crown and scepter.

Everyone is being asked to make an ornament for the tree, which will be given to a local hospital. You might also want to bring strings of popcorn or cranberries for the tree.

THERE WILL BE PRIZES for 1) yule carols or skalds; 2) gingerbread people; and 3) yule logs. We will also have darts and dancing, good food and hot mulled wine. Merryment and joy can be had by all.

The revel will be at Sigmond Stern Grove Park Club House. (directions omitted)

For further information, contact the Seneschal, Stephen von Behrend (contact info omitted), or Lady Juliana du Corwyn at (phone omitted), or Chatelaine Leonessa de Belles Fleures, at (phone omitted).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at Sigmund Stern Grove Park Club House, San Francisco. Stephen von Behrond, Juliana du Corwyn, and Leonessa de Belles Fleures were the autocrats. The day began at 1:00 pm with an Elf Hunt, the winner being crowned King Yule. His Lady became the Snow Queen. Everyone brought an ornament for the Christmas Tree, which was later given to a local hospital. Prizes were given out for Best Yule Carols or Skalds, Best Gingerbread People, and Best Yule Logs. There were also darts, dancing, good food, and hot mulled wine.

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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