Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bardolf's newest Award

Marty, in his guise as Bardolf Gunwaldtsson, recently was made member of the Order of the Hammer of al-Barran. It's for medieval-martial-arts prowess, and good-guyness (definitely the former, and I think the latter).

The scroll is by Ymanya Murray and was based on a stone in Gotland.

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Thirty-two years ago Keith and I met in that same group (as Gunwaldt and AElflaed). For the bemusement of my friends from those days, here's an image of Marty/Bardolf from a year and some ago. His hair isn't long these days, but the combination of the hair and the hat are sweetly reminiscent of those days long before he was born. He's grown up to be strong and good, smart and kind.


Unschoolers Rock the Campground said...

I really need to look in to this for my kids. I have done some research, but the local stuff seems to be for older kids. Is that your experience?(Mine are 10, 8,and 5)
It must be great to see him taking such a genuine interest in something that brought you and Keith such joy.

Sandra Dodd said...

It needs to be for families, not just for kids. If you're not interested in it for yourself, it's probably not a good group. But maybe as your kids are older they could find another family to go with. We used to take friends of our kids when they were 12 and older sometimes.

Unschoolers Rock the Campground said...

OK. Thanks for the info.

Miranda said...

Congrats to Marty, I mean, Bardolf!