Tomorrow Sept 6th in Berlin Ct is CT Pagan Pride Day rain or shine
Sunday October 6th is the UCONN Pagan Pride Day this time it is in Groton, Ct- easier & free parking, close to I95
I am preparing a new group of Drum Sticks with rattles on the “other” end. The humidity is slowing things down so I will only have a few for the September 6th event
Just had another wedding with a “nervous groom”
They really wanted to write their own vows but had a tough time putting their feeling down on paper (to share with family)
they found one of my samples that were written for tow women- weren’t sure if they could use it-” No problem” “I write all my stuff for ‘People’ ” just change a couple words.
(that was this morning- wedding at 10am)-
the vows were written to be read- I came prepared for Mr “tongue tied” and Ms “super shy” I asked “would you like me to like me to read these as a do you”- saw them both relax and agree
They had found a really nice little shoreline “nook” in Groton City- sweet view – hope to have copies of the pix
gorgeous weather, beautiful spot – incredibly sweet couple
a couple family members & friends- his son from a previous marriage
Skyped to the Philippines
we did the consult on the16th
great way to start the day
I really do love these short notice weddings, they can be so much fun
my Most Up To Date listing of Drum Beaters is on ETSY
my Etsy Name is “aTinkar”
you can also e-mail me directly or phone to make arrangements
Just a note
each drum beater is made from naturally occurring “sticks” unless make a special one out of stock from a Woodcrafter’s store
all are individually made (and so far not lathe turned” so each one is different
even 2 sticks of the same wood and same length , I can do my best to make similar but identical is really tough- just sayin’
I generally recommend to my couples that the obtain at least 1 more Official Certified copy of their Marriage Certificate
from the Clerk’s office.
( this is Not the Marriage License that your Officiant has just signed- it is a Certified Copy of the document the State Records;
in Connecticut – it is the original marriage license with the last section completed , this is completed by the clerks office when they record the license. One or more Copies of this are made and a seal is embossed (for a fee of course)
In Connecticut there is no issue with a name change if one spouse takes the last name of the other or the last names become hyphenated ( eg Mr Smith marries Miss Osten they take the last name Osten-Smith)
[If you want a Totally different last name that is a whole other situation]
with this Official Record of Marriage you can make name changes for ID’s (Driver’s License eg), Social Security
the other notifications are Insurance, Employers, Banks, Credit Cards
what many folks forget is the Post Office
when I mail a Commemorative Certificate it is frequently one of the first pieces of mail received under the new name
some Postal carriers/Post Offices will return the envelope to me as undeliverable as addressed because the name is different (this generally happens if the couple is moving into the residence of the spouse whose last name was changed) this seems to happen more in larger municipalities than the smaller ones.
Do not forget to let t your Mail Carrier know you just got married- so yo get your mail without delay
the return for the undeliverable mail may take a Month or more
Remo Fiberskyn 3 Frame drum Pimped Out Tuvan / Siberian Shaman Style
I added a number of cords made of braided satin ribbon, I also suspended hand made 18mm brass leaf bells from the arm
the bells “clink gently when the drum is hit
this is an example of a Simple Way to dress Up your drum
what you used is up to you and should have Significance For You
Besides booking weddings and Volunteer activities I am sending reservations in for some upcoming events. These are all vending.
So Far I am looking at :CWPN Spring Fling March 16, 2013 at the American Legion 630 Grassy Hill Rd (rt 121) Orange, Ct
The SCA (medieval event) Balfar’s Challange April 13, 2013 Mountain Mist Outdoor Center 576 High Hill Road Meridan, CT 06450
Ct Pagan Pride Day Beltane Event April 27th,2013 VFW: 152 Massirio Dr., Berlin, CT 06037
Ct Pagan Pride Day (late summer/fall)
I am looking at doing CWPN Harvest Gather
I am still available to teach a variety of classes (though with the cost of gas there may be gas money involved- I do hail from Groton)
“I can’t believe it….. We received it in the mail this morning!!!
The certificate looks great. Thank you for including the vows. We are very
happy with the way everything was conducted and really appreciate the
service you were able to provide us.
We got the official Marriage Certificate after lunch on the day we got
married. We went straight to the Subase and were able to get Ann an ID
Card. Our next stop was the Social Security office and Ann’s Social
Security Card should arrive within a week….. we are very happy and again
would like to thank you for all your help.
[ Foot note:this was a meet us the day of “Navy Special” Ceremony ]
This Past Weekend I had planned on attending the Society for Creative Anachronism Event outside Springfield Mass., Novice Schola but a weather “inconvenience” occurred.
Winter Storm Nemo- after digging out enough to get my vehicle out, I was deployed at our local Community Emergency Response Team Municipal Shelter.
I wound up being assigned the job of Shelter manager.
While we did not get the population of the full Red Cross Shelters in South Eastern Ct. we did also host the sub regional “War Room” of CL&P (one of the 2 big power companies)
The war room is where the supervisory team and team leaders coordinated the electricity restoration road crews.
We also hosted the “office space” for the Utilities liaison to the municipalities.
I returned home to find the snow waiting to be removed from the rest of my parking spaces (a project to work on before today’s rain starts)
Tuvan Style Frame Drum
I prefer a synthetic head for any drum I travel with, they are less prone to humidity problems and are much lower maintenance
the Remo Fiberskyn 3 drums have an interesting voice feature- in addition to their consistent, mellow almost bell like tone, they have a more subtle “back voice”
I have also found that having a suspension system on the frame drums allows the Vibration from the head to resonate throughout the entire drum without getting damped down by the hand holding the frame, which is desirable in a Shaman Style Drum
This particular suspension is a cross between the rigid suspension of a Bodhran and the cord/sinew suspensions common to Shaman Drums
I have found a wooden grip handle less tiring for longer periods of drumming with the added benefit of allowing more drum control