Saturday, July 12, 2008

Meet my nephew, Preston Sky King

Yep! You read right, Preston Sky King. My sister and brother-in-law decided on that name -- Preston was a family friend, and, of course, Sky King was one of our favorite shows when we were kids.

Preston does Civil War reenactments. He started doing that in high school and is now a good authority on the Civil War. He hopes to be able to join the park service and become a guide at a Civil War battlefield site back east. He has already obtained an application for a summer internship for next summer. I think he will get it. I am amazed at his knowledge of the Civil War. He is also very personable, easy to talk to, and very friendly. He would be a perfect guide.

Preston decided to participate in the Gettysburg reenactment that took place over the Fourth of July weekend. He flew back east from California and had a ball doing the reenactment.Preston is the only bearded one in this shot!Getting ready for a skirmish!Here is Preston in full gear. I have several pictures on my wall of group pictures of Preston's regiment in Fresno. The pics were taken with a restored camera that would have been used during the Civil War. They look very old even though they aren't.

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