Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I Knew It

I was reading a "Behind the Scenes" news article on about a woman who used her deceased husband's sperm to become pregnant. The husband was killed by a sniper in Iraq. It was interesting, but one phrase caught my eye.

K.C. said she and Brian met in Austin in 1992. She was 27. He was 19. They shared a love for historical societies and re-enactments. Lots of her photographs show them in Elizabethan costume.

The "SCAdian Alert" alarm bell went off in my head. So, a little more Googling found an article on that goes into more detail on the event.

Tell me that this REALLY doesn't set your SCAdian Alert off:

The couple met at the University of Texas, where he was a student, she was a dormitory supervisor and both were members of a historical re-enactment group that specialized in pre-17th-century culture.

Sure enough, the deceased soldier was known in the Society as Friedrich von Konigsburg, from the Barony of Bryn Gwlad, Ansteorra. There was a note about him on SCAToday.

He registered his name and device in 1993. "Per pale bendy sinister Or and gules, and argent ermined vert, on a chief embattled azure three sinister cubit arms, fists clenched, argent."

RIP, Friedrich. You made a beautiful baby boy.