How does one separate the chafe from the wheat; the good from the bad; the love from the disappointment? I lay in bed thinking of what to write for the 2006 Great Mohican Gathering Program Guide, wondering what approach to take. I was drawing a blank. I finally decided to write what I feel, from the heart, for better or for worse. These Gatherings, as many of you know, sprung up from the grass roots back in 1997/1998 as a result of a strong camaraderie that had formed from our initial crew on the Mohican Board. It was love, love, and more love. And, the Gathering surely reflected that! The Board & the site progressed & expanded, and so did the Gatherings. More complex, more comprehensive, more headaches … In the end, I had to distance myself from them. Passion in what I do causes me to often times become all-consumed, to the detriment of other important matters. By the time the 2004 Gathering had rolled into town that much was clear. I had to step away. Long ago, there was a little outfit called the Moheckies,
a play on the Star Trek phenomenon. When Mohican Press appeared on the
Mohicans-scene, some of their members gladly passed the torch. So it is
Ah, but you’re not here for this. You have come from near and far. There is a lure in these beautiful mountains. And, luckily for you, there is no chance that you will ever get as involved in all of this as I was. So, simply kick back and relax. Enjoy the fresh mountain air. Revel in the company of fellow Mohican Maniacs … and a long line of them there is! Literally hundreds of folks have participated in these Gatherings, and each added just a touch to their unique flavor. So will you! Much as you want to walk in the footsteps of Hawkeye, Chingachgook, and Uncas, the trail has actually been blazed by those who came before you, some of whom are beside you right now! The Gathering, as always, will only be what you make of it … Make it special!
Writings wanted - from those who were there! ~
Gathering Attendees ...
June 14 - 18, 2006
Rich Federici - absentee
John Harkins - absentee
Del Hiestand III
Del Hiestand IV
Vincent Kong & brother
Jayne Langan Miller
“Do not try to understand
them… they are a breed a part and make no sense!”
FROM THE MOHICAN BOARD:
GATHERING RECAP, PHOTOS, & COMMENTS
The Great Mohican Gathering can be rather strenuous! It is
non-stop! It involves lots of hiking and lots of driving. Keep this in mind when
forming your decision! Weather can be a factor, as well. All events are
scheduled "rain or shine," as best that they can be carried out, so
... Be Prepared!
This Gathering put together by the fine
citizenry of Mohicanland ... Friends of the Gathering!
Enjoy what has transpired at other Mohican Gatherings:
THE GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING OF 1998
THE GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING OF 1999
THE GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING OF 2000
THE GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING OF 2001
THE GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING OF 2002
GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING OF 2004
GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING
GREAT MOHICAN GATHERING OF 2010
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