I had heard of a group known as the Society For Creative Anachronism (SCA) for short, so after church I decided to see what they were about. Driving down to Langham Park, near the Mobile Museum, I found a cordial group of the local chapter dressed in clothing of the Renaissance, sword fighting in full battle armor. Some in chain mail, others in solid metal, swinging their weapons with intent to render serious blows. Fortunately the swords appear to be wood, but the sound of them striking body parts was ominous. They gave me some of their literature and invited me to their "Erin Go Brawl" weekend feast held in McKenzie Alabama April 17-19.