Mudcat Café message #2715934 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122729   Message #2715934
Posted By: JohnInKansas
04-Sep-09 - 12:43 AM
Thread Name: Winfield 2009 - Walnut Valley Festival
Subject: RE: Winfield 2009 - Walnut Valley Festival
Uncle Phil -

We found NOWHERE and NEXT TO NOWHERE about where you described. or at least we thought we found the camps. Recollection is they were pretty close to the river.

Al -

There ARE NO STRANGERS AT WVA, although knowing the names of even your very good friends there is mostly optional.

Most of the regulars are commonly referenced in conversation by "communally assigned descriptors" that are adopted by the mutual consent of those who remember the prior night well enough to talk about who was there. Occasionally some negotiation is required when someone remembers something that didn't happen, and agreement is required on whether the didn't is better than the did. Whichever is the best story usually survives and and may sometimes become another "Winfield Legend."

Uncle Phil has been the source for a number of such, although I don't think I've heard all of them yet.