New Year's Eve, I took a friend up on an invitation to attend a Civil War ball held annually in SOuth Charleston, OH. I am not a reenactor and I really didn't know what to expect.
I don't think that I have ever used the word "enchanting" in my entire life. However, enchanting is the only word that really covers my experience. The ladies in their hooped skirts and the gentlemen in their tails and dress uniforms were a spectacular sight.
Just a little costume failure. Nothing that a couple safety pins couldn't remedy.
The ball was held in an old 1880's era opera house and the proceeds from the door charge went towards the upkeep of the building.
The small music group played throughout the evening and the guests waltzed and danced reels non-stop.
The ball is held twice a year, on January first and mid summer. I think I will plan on joining them again and again. After all, we can all use a little enchantment in our lives.