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The Twenty-fourth Year

Valentine's Day Revel & Tourney -- Golden Rivers

February 10, 1990 (AS XXIV)

From The Page (January, 1990):

Attend gentle folk of the West! In a return to the Grand Tradition that was. Golden Rivers calls all lovers to attend a day of love. At a site (in Sacramento) to be announced (in the next Page) will unfold many an enticement to the gentler passions. Ladies, prepare a box dinner to be bid upon & shared with the lord who procures it. Gentlemen, prepare favors to be sold at auction, & share first dance with the charming lady who buys it. Indulgences will be sold to those too timid to otherwise partake. And, for those of wit as well as charm, there's a contest for the best history (real or not) of the founding of our fair Province.

Yet there's more. though it make you swoon. A Lord & Lady of Love will be chosen to reign the day. And other contests are possible, such as Hand Kissing, Ankle Kissing, Flirtation, Philandering, Best Cloven Fruit, & the infamous Bodice-Seated Peach Eating. And mayhap, more ... Judgeships will be bartered for with the strong of heart. And for those stronger still, there will be fighting to choose the Lord Defender of Golden Rivers. In the afternoon & evening there'll be the various auctions, followed by the feast of box dinners. Then will follow dancing & merriment.

We have the beat of reasons for our daring. This event serves to raise funds for our Province & its Newsletter, the Current, being reborn after many years' absence. So, out of a senae of altruism, pray enrich us with your company. Details will follow in the February Page; if you have questions, etc., please call the Autocrats Grigorii Tataroskii (name/phone) or Dona Marcilina-Gryfaka (name/phone).

From The Page (February, 1990):

In a return to the Grand Tradition, Golden Rivers calls all lovers to a Day of Love. At the Cordova Park & Recreation Center in Rancho Cordova will unfold many an enticement to the gentler passions. Ladies, prepare a box dinner to be bid upon & shared with the lord who procures it. Gentlemen, prepare favors to be sold at auction, & share first dance with the charming lady who buys it. Indulgences will bs sold to those too timid to otherwise partake. And, for those of wit as well as charm, there's a contest for the best history (real or not) of the founding of Golden Rivers.

A Lord & Lady of Love will be chosen to reign the day. And contests are possible, such as Hand Kissing, Ankle Kissing, Flirtation, Philandering, Best Cloven Fruit, & the infamous Bodice-Seated Peach Eating. Judgeships will be bartered for with the strong of heart. And for those stronger still, there will be a special lists for provincial fighters to choose the Champion of Golden Rivers. Sign ups start at 10 am, with lists starting at 11. At 4:30 pm starts the revel with various auctions & contests, followed by the feast of box dinners. Then will follow dancing & merriment. All this for a SITE FEE of only $2 per person!

DIRECTIONS: (omitted)

If you have questions, etc., please call the AUTOCRATS Dona Marcilina-Gryfska (name/phone) or Grigorii Tataroskii (name/phone) (address in the back).


Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.


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