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Life imitates art!

Funny....hubby woke me up this morning very similarly to the way the lead character does in a story I'm writing that hubby has not read...

Beyond that, it's snowing.

Beyond that, my domestic mood has kind of left me.  Today, I am researching the highly important topic of did men on the American frontier in the 1760s-1780s use cloth sash belts they tied, or did they use leather belts which buckled?  Hubby is in a serious argument on this subject.  For real.  

And beyond that, I need another cup of coffee.



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Jan. 22nd, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
wouldn't it depend on what was available and what they could afford? i'm sure if they recently butchered any cattle or bison (and tanned the hide) they could conceivably have leather.
Jan. 22nd, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
The argument is about whether they used sash belts or buckled leather belts. Belts at this time are mostly used as utility belts, something you used to hang things from or something. And even in the frontier communities, there were stores and such they could buy things from.

Doesn't matter to most people, but to the reenactor crowd, it becomes important.
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