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“PREPPY TO THE BONE”

GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS!

WELCOME, PREPPIES AND NON-PREPPIES ALIKE.   Let me introduce myself. My friends call me Bumby. 

Bumby I would like to begin this edition of The Preppy Chronicles, by sharing with you my hopes and dreams and thoughts about the overall intent of this blog

My concept for this blog is that it will be a CELEBRATION of living life as a Preppy-WASP Male in a society that is ever increasingly blurring the lines…

It’s about who we are as a society and as a tribe. Why we do the things that we do. And how we view and respond to everyday events, as well as what effect these events have on us. What our role is and how we shape the world around us. And to this end, I will ask you to join with me and CELEBRATE.

What this blog is not about: It is not about how to teach you to dress in the WASP, Preppy Trad. or Ivy-league styles. A plethora of those types of sites to choose from. Ivy-Style is one such site.

Let me say from the outset, that many are the ones that misunderstand us. We are often portrayed in the media as very humourless, well-dressed, well-behaved, statuesque parodies. BumbyScott I am here to say we are not without our humour.

How many WASPs does it take to change a light bulb?  NINE.  

One to change it, seven to sit around and reminisce about how good of a bulb it had been,

and two to check and see if it came over on the Mayflower, so that proper notification of all clubs and organizations  of its demise can be made, after a suitable period of mourning.

It has been said, by someone, somewhere, some place in time: That we tend to wear only the clothes that we wear because we have always worn them. We tend to summer in the same places year after year, generation after generation. We know the same people that we have always known. And our breeding habits could give rednecks a respectable run for their money. And yes indeed while these statements about us are true. It is also true that we are a tribe that rarely moves from our comfort zones, and when we do, we tend to move in packs or herds or gaggle… Feel free to use whichever term you think most appropriate. It is, as much our clothing as anything else that allows us to spot and identify a fellow tribesman.

Please indulge me for a moment as I describe to you, my dear reader, what I believe are some basic truths about us. There are some things that are just hereditary to the WASP…Effortlessness, Narcissism and a true sense of Entitlement. Certain things can only be taught, learned, and culled from your parents, family and the tribe. A couple of the prominent ones are… Ennui and Gracefulness…. As we view it, being and expressing our preppy-ness, is a natural extension of, or if you will the sole prerogative of being a WASP. It is a lifestyle not merely a clothing style as some would have you believe. Not that, they are in the wrong, but being a Preppy is sooo… much more. The Preppy, Ivy-league, WASP, and Traditional styles of clothing are once again becoming ever so popular with the masses. So, we in the tribe must identify ourselves one to another in different ways. As our identifiers, become embraced by the masses we tend to revert to the older forms. An example, Lacoste, as more and more non-preppies wear this brand we revert to monogrammed polo shirts in place of the gator. However, there is one sure-fire identifier, our attitudes, habits and shared core values these can only be achieved by one method, and that method is Breeding.

The most difficult aspect for non-preppies to understand is our sense of entitlement. They tend in a general way, to misconstrue it as mere snobbery, when, in fact, there is a solid foundation for it [ just ask us] Yes, it does hearken back to the Mayflower, and the founding fathers and mothers and yes even to their (our) families. According to my observations, and it seems that history in both written, as well as, oral forms, backs me up on this. That as much as we Americans, would like to believe differently, these extraordinary men and women” The Great Houses of America” were not the “Father knows Best” crowd, but a convoluted mixture of the Bundy, Simpson and Stepford crowd. These incredibly gifted people were some of the most dysfunctional and narcissistic people of their time, but we claim them as our own. They gave you,  me and the rest of the world, the foundation and institutions..that is… “ The United States of America. ”… Suffice to say, they created a system of government and a society that is by its exact nature and design dysfunctional and narcissistic. So, for better or worse, you have us to thank for all this. Inasmuch, as we created and continue to create these institutions, we also shoulder the responsibility for them. We have held and continue to hold, for over 200 years now, the foundational underpinnings of power in this country and no matter how far to the right or left that society swings at any given time in our history, we hold that foundation, we are its anchor and its bedrock. That is our lot in life.

So, when you meet one of us on this happy road of destiny,  Please give us a break. We are doing the best that we can.

NOW FOR SOME COMIC RELIEF:

May I introduce you to one of our most beloved and sweetest WASPs

nation_carry1 I do Love My Lilly Pulitzer SO!

 

As this blog is about Celebrating life as a Male Preppy and a WASP… and All things that relate to us. [MPW]

I promise you…my Dear Reader, that I will always try to give you my best work and if it’s not I will tell you so. I will give you my thoughts and recommendations on… Books, Music and any other items of interest. It is my hope and my desire that you will take part and E-Mail your thoughts and ideas on books, music and items that are of interest to you and of course any ideas on future posts that you would like me to write about. You will always be able to find these on the Sweet Vibrations page and on my sister site, “ The Preppy Chronicles II. ” 

My first two book recommendations:

George Being George…wonderfully edited by Nelson W. Aldrich. Which is an oral biography of George Plimpton, as told by his friends, George was and remains a truly consummate Preppy.

The Big House: A century in the life of an American summer-house. Written by George Howe Colt. This is a book that takes us back to our roots and our memories. I am overcome with an intensely real sense of well-being and the knowledge that all is well in my little corner of  WASPdom.

 My first recommendation of music.  “ Songbird ” by Eva Cassidy.

It is time to wrap up this edition and put it to bed. I will leave you with a small quote from a book called ” A Separate Peace”  by John Knowles.

” Everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him. It is the moment when his emotions achieve their most powerful sway over him, and afterward when you say to this person “The world today” or Reality” he will assume that you mean this moment, even if it is fifty years past. The world, through his unleashed emotions, imprinted itself upon him, and he carries the stamp of that passing moment forever.”

So, bye for now.

Bumby Scott.               Please join me at The Preppy Chronicles II.

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Posted by on June 18, 2013 in All that's Preppy/WASP

 

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A Guide to Preppy Sex: The Beginnings.

 

 Absent of Biblical conviction, you will go the way of culture.   

 

When I began this series, I thought, this should be very straightforward. How difficult can it be to write a post or two on Sex and the Preppy?  It has taken a Herculean effort to write this series of posts, it is, as if, the undertow of something deep inside me does not want them to be written. However, a strong Rip Current is pulling me deeper into the ocean of Truth.

This post is the result of letting go, letting the current take control.

Now safety on the boat, the chill in my bones  being displaced by the warmth of the cook stove. The Captain has  “ Let Go Anchor ”  and the bells have been rung. It has been an arduous  battle to understand what is Truth and what is just wishful thinking. I am spent, yet, strangely at peace with what I have learned.

I am a single white male who believes in the Bible, living in a world that is ever trying to make what I believe irrelevant. I am consistently conflicted between the desire to pro-create and the need to live a disciplined life.

In the final analysis, a disciplined life is what this is all about.

From birth to grave, it is the business of us humans to live disciplined.

Disciplined, What does that even mean? Not what you might think. Every game has a set of rules; these rules come not from the players but the creator of the game. Even when the players decide to make up and play by their own set of rules, the rules of the game change not, only the consequences.

This goes back to the beginnings of the Human race.  There are two parts to this game of life, The Spiritual and Corporal.  However, there is only one rule.  Understand I did not say set of rules, but one rule.

“ And God formed the man of dust of the earth, and breathed upon his face the breath of life, and the man became a living soul. And God planted a garden eastward in Edem, and placed there the man whom He had formed. And God made to spring up also out of the earth every tree beautiful to the eye and good for food, and the tree of life in the midst of the garden, and the tree of learning the knowledge of good and evil. ”

“ And the Lord God took the man he had formed and placed him in the garden of Delight, to cultivate and keep it. And the Lord God gave a charge to Adam, saying, Of every tree which is in the garden thou mayest freely eat (or, eat for food), but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil-of  it ye shall not eat, but in whatsoever day yet eat of it, ye shall surely die. ”

Here is the one rule. Cultivate and keep, but do not eat of the tree of  learning the knowledge of good and evil.

If you do there is a consequence, You will die.

We now know that this death was Spiritual and Physical.

One may deduce from that statement, good and evil existed from the beginning. Both Good & Evil emanate from the same source, that being God. They are the opposite of each other, one does not exist without the other.

We don’t have a clear knowledge of the amount of time that passed from the creation of man to the creation of woman. In the scripture, it is stated that a day to God, is as a thousand years to us,  the operative word is as.

For the sake of this discussion, let’s put the creation of woman at the end of day six. That gives 999.9  years that Adam Cultivated and Kept the garden, including the tree of  learning the knowledge of good and evil, without eating of it. We also have no idea, how long Adam and Eve lived following the one rule.

Remember there is balance, we have the tree of the learning of good and evil, and we also have the tree of life.

The rest as they say is history; God formed woman out of man. Adam loved his woman and when he ate from the tree, life on the spiritual plane ceased. I should say, was damaged. God also kicked them both out of the garden, but not before HE shed blood to atone for his creation breaking the rule. God did what man could not, which was to temporarily restore the relationship. He would not change the rule, but what he could do is to provide a way back. If you take nothing else away from this it should be, that there are consequences for breaking the rules.

 What in the world does this have to do with being Preppy? I will pull all of this together in the next few posts, but for now, I am going to change the word from Preppy to WASP. 

I grew up knowing this story,  it was taught in Sunday School, the principle of Sin, and that God had given us a way to permanently repair that relationship, Jesus. I embraced him. The sojourners of 1630, also embraced this basic truth, However, their’s is a tale that impacts us all, even today.

The message of Jesus is a very simple one. “ God so loved the world, that He gave His only and unique  Son, that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.  For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world but rather so that through him the world might be saved. ”

I want to hone in on the word trusts, the KJV  translates it believes. In my mind, there is a fundamental difference between trusting and just believing in someone.

The predominate religious thoughts that came to the New England, could be divided into two camps: Calvinism and Arminianism. It’s important to note that all the doctrinal points in both theological positions have a biblical foundation, which is why the debate has been so divisive throughout church history.

In 1740-45 respectively,  the Great Revival took place. This revival  is important because out of it came the creation of College of New Jersey, ( Princeton University ). Once upon a time in the colonies there were three colleges Harvard, Yale and William and Mary. In 1740, along came the Great Revival. The new President of Yale being staunchly Calvinistic, decided to kick out students who attended any Revival activities. The Presbyterian Church petitioned Yale to re-admit the students to which Yale ( the Bulldog ) refused. Thus, the  stage was set in 1739. “  President Clapp, though himself a Calvinist, was elected to the presidency of Yale College in 1739, “by a board of trustees exclusively Arminian, and all his associates in office held the same tenets.”(Ibid. p. 2”. Trumbull, vol. ii. p. 335.) ”

The Great Revival of 1740, will ultimately play a major role in the shaping of this country and the tenons of the Constitution.

I will leave off here, but I want to give you one last thought.

The Perquisite for Freedom is Responsibility.

Thank you for joining me for this edition.

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in All that's Preppy/WASP

 

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Preppy 101: The Principal Thing

Welcome To This Edition of The Preppy Chronicles.

 Preppy 101: The Principal Thing.

Principal#1

I began this series 90 days ago, in this brief time, there is a plethora of things about myself and my ancestors that I have discovered. I am extremely amazed that my belief system in the twenty-first century, is not all that different from my ancestors, which I find, extremely comforting.

This blog is about celebrating life as a Southern Male, WASP & Preppy, in an ever increasingly changing world. It is comforting to know that some things that I grew up with are the truth, not just my version of the truth but solid, unshakable truth.

In this journey, I have discovered that there are Spiritual principles that must not be ignored. I have come to understand that it is human nature to try to justify our actions when they run contrary to what we know to be right in our heart of hearts.

 What I have come to understand is, that it is human nature, to complicate that which is simple.

This comes from a book entitled “  Around the Year with Emmet Fox ” written in 1931.

Although, he is speaking of resentments and forgiveness, the Spiritual principle is the same. When we speak about sex and love, one must make a clear distinction between what is and isn’t : Love, Lust, Greed, what is pure Human and what is of Spirit.

As you read this passage, I hope that you will do as I have done and take it to heart and realize that this principle extends to many aspects of the journey.

I will be using this as a stepping stone in our discourse about the thought processes of the Puritans of 1630.

“ If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (  Matthew 6:14 )

Setting others free, means setting yourself free, because resentment is really a form of attachment. It is a cosmic truth that it takes two to make a prisoner; a prisoner and a jailer. There is no such thing as being a prisoner on ones own account. Moreover, the jailer is as much a prisoner as his charge. When you hold resentment against any one, you are bound to that person by a mental chain. You are tied by a cosmic tie to the one thing that you hate. The one person perhaps in the whole world whom, you most dislike is the very one to whom, you are attaching yourself by a hook that is stronger than steel. Is this what you wish? Is this the condition in which you desire to go on living? Remember, you belong to the thing with which you are linked in thought, at sometime or other, if that tie endures, the object of your resentment will be drawn again into your life, perhaps to work further havoc. No one can afford such a thing; and so you must cut all such ties by a clear act of forgiveness. You must loose him and let him go. By forgiveness, you set yourself free; you save your soul. And because the law of love works alike for one and all, you help to save his soul too. ”

It is a Spiritual truth, that when we engage in the physical act of sex that there is a Spiritual exchange that also occurs. As we explore this a bit further, it is this Spiritual truth that I now believe is the tap-root, that those, so many years ago, were trying to teach me as a 6-year-old. However, they missed the point. It is not only about sex, it is about our consent interaction with one  another. That the things that we do, have a Spiritual consequence. For every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. This is not to say that I preach salvation by works, but the idea, that Salvation is a gift from GOD. That it is only through the belief and confession that Jesus Christ is the only son of GOD, and the only way to GOD, that human beings can be in right relationship with GOD.

This distinction is VERY important, as this was the point of contention, which led John Winthrop and his band of Elect to the New World.

Before this is all said and done, you will have a better understanding of not only what brought the Puritans of 1630 to this New World, but why we as a nation constantly strive to go back to those ideas and beliefs. Why this belief system is in the DNA of this country and when other cultures come to this country and bring their belief systems, they do not mesh and cause confusion and chaos.  Why we are a Christian Nation and not a Catholic or Muslim one.

I will leave you with this, as a WASP or a Preppy, we don’t often talk intimately about our deep beliefs. In this current culture, we are almost afraid to speak our truth, for fear of …. You fill in the blank that applies to you. I will also contend that it is this fear that has led this country to the brink that we are at today. We are a fear driven society. The Bible states, That GOD has not given us the spirit of fear, but of love, peace and a sound mind. This also means that we can NOT accept any lifestyle that runs contrary to the Bible.

I did warn you that this topic will piss some of you off, recall I also asked that if it did, then, please take a long deep look at yourself and ask why does it upset you so.

Always, Bumby

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Posted by on August 25, 2011 in All that's Preppy/WASP

 

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The Power Of The Pearl III Second Half

The Power Of The Pearl III, The Second Half

I wish to welcome you to this the final piece of the puzzle, in the pursuit of  an understanding of The Power Of The Pearl in the life of the WASP and Preppy. Up till now, I have given you a bit of history, a bit of science, a bit of psychology and of course a bit of humor.

“My dear, this is something you must always remember. Your bosom can be fake. Your smile can be fake and your hair color can be fake. But your pearls and your silver must always be real.” – from A Southern Belle Primer by Maryln Schwartz

For those of you that are just joining the conversation, please read the earlier posts to catch up.  The Power of the Pearl, The Power Of The Pearl II and The Power Of The Pearl III.

My editor suggested to me that I should give you my gracious reader, fair warning that this post will be of some length.

Admittedly, when it was strongly suggested to me that I take a few posts and explore the subject of the power and place that the pearl has in the everyday life of the WASP and Preppy. I thought ” Well, this will be easy “, I was so very wrong. When I started to look into the matter I found that almost nothing existed on the subject. I had no reference points. I quickly realized that I would never be able to do an extensive treaties on the subject. The pearl and its history could fill volumes, as well as the discussion over the WASP and Preppy. For the purpose of this discussion, I have needed to narrow some things and generalize others. It is the hope of every writer including myself, that when the day is done you have enjoyed the read.

Now, to the heart of the matter.

I must remind myself as I begin this last segment, in order for any of this to make sense one must come to an understanding and acceptance of the mind-set of the WASP and of the Preppy. The intertwining,  as well as the separate but equally important responsibilities of each not only to each other but to society in general.

” First things First” In order to give you an understanding of the power and position that the pearl has in the WASP and Preppies life I must first explore the relationship between the two. I began this in the first part of this posting with the analogy of the Sun and the Moon. Let me take this a little farther. It is often mistakenly  thought that the Preppy and the WASP are the same or that they are at war with each other. The truth is that they really complement one another and support each other in sometimes bold and sometimes very subtle ways.  One is or isn’t a WASP, there are rituals and experiences that only a WASP goes through, our families our religious upbringing, our schooling  “The Breeding ” To the outsider it may seem as though we are just Rich, Spoiled, Uncaring, Harsh, Boring and Controlling but the most polite people you will ever meet ( as long as we are getting you to do what we need you to do ). All of this ” The Breeding” forges in the WASP  certain qualities as in tempered steel.

In metallurgy, there is always a trade-off between strength and ductility. This delicate balance highlights many of the subtleties inherent to the tempering process. Precise control of time and temperature during the tempering process are critical to achieve a metal with well-balanced mechanical properties. (Wikipedia)

As in metallurgy, the tempering process of the WASP  consists of a precise control of time, temperature, the proper mix of ingredients and proper environment.

In constructing a skyscraper tempered steel is a critical component in the strength and integrity of the building.  The tempered WASP, was a key element in the construction of this nation, as I  stated in my very first post, Preppy To The Bone .

” Inasmuch, as we created and continue to create these institutions, we also shoulder the responsibility for them. We have held and continue to hold, for over 200 years now, the foundational underpinnings of power in this country and no matter how far to the right or left that society swings at any given time in our history, we hold that foundation, we are its anchor and its bedrock. That is our lot in life. “

If you reveal everything, bare every feeling, ask for understanding, you lose something crucial to your sense of yourself. You need to know things that others don’t know. It’s what no one knows about you that allows you to know yourself.

– Don DeLillo, Point Omega

At this point in the post you might be saying … Bumby, what does this all have to do with the pearl ? I am so glad that you have asked. With modern technology it is all but impossible to distinguish a modern synthetic pearl from a Mikimoto cultured  pearl except to some one who knows what to look for. With the 1980 release of  The Official Preppy Handbook, Edited by Lisa Birnbach, it has become almost all but impossible to distinguish a Preppy WASP from just a preppy by choice.

As there is only one biological byproduct known as a pearl, there is also only one biological byproduct known as a WASP, Preppy WASP or High WASP, and we come in many different sizes, shapes and variations.

There is the synthetic pearl and the preppy by choice and design and to the untrained eye they are the same as the real  and hold the same power and position.

THE DIVINE RIGHT

Throughout history the pearl has been a symbol of divine right to rule and possess. The pearl has also been a symbol of wisdom, as well as a symbol of the right to reproduce to control.

For a moment let us return to the beginning of this narrative, as much as Kipper, wanted to control and possess Bunny Boleyn, he could not and she went to her death with her pearls.

The belief in divine right moves us from 1503 to 1630 with the charter for the Massachusetts  Bay Colony. In his rousing sermon, ( City On The Hill ) John Winthrop preaches to those that are about to set sail with him, that  New England was their promised land and that God Himself, had granted them the right to rule over and completely posses all lands and people. The King thought that he was sending them to New England to keep it from becoming  Roman Catholic, the Puritans for the most part were separatists not beholding to the Pope or King. New England was given to them by Divine right.

The belief of divine right is central to the understanding of the mind-set of the WASP. The Pearl, the symbol of Divine right is part of our birth-right.

At this point I am going to try to bring this home. I will need to explore other aspects of the Divine right and the Pearl in upcoming posts. But to bring some closure, the Pearl has throughout history  been looked upon as some piece of the Divine full of mystery. We WASPs, believe deep down that we have a soul connection with the Pearl it is God’s perfect gem and we are his perfect people. The Preppy by choice or design is also drawn to this soul connection not really understanding its deep meaning to the WASP.

I really hate to leave this hanging…but I must for now.

I will wrap this up by stating that what the pearl means to you; specifically,  is a very intimate subject. I don’t presume to know what that is for you.

I really thought that I would be able to complete this in three posts, I think that I have proven I can’t. There are many more aspects that I feel need to be explored, the differences between a Southern WASP and a Northern WASP and how these differences affect the wearing of  pearls, then we still have the sex issues to deal with.

Thank you for continuing to read. Please join me at my sister site The Preppy Chronicles II.

Always, Bumby

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    The Power Of The Pearl I

    Welcome to this edition of The Preppy Chronicles.

    In this edition I will delve into the world of Pearls and the power of the Pearl in the life of the  WASP and Preppy.  I will at this time concede that I cannot possibly present a complete treaties on the subject. However, with that said, I have decided that to give you my best effort I must break this subject into 3 intertwined posts. The first and second will give you a base of understanding of the history of the pearl in our culture,  the third will explore the mystery that captures the very heart, the very essence of who we are, to understand the Pearl is to understand the soul of the WASP and Preppy.

    As most of you are aware, this blog is not about teaching you how to dress and act like a WASP or a Preppy  but rather, the various physiological patterns behind our dress and actions

    The Pearl speaks volumes about  our belief system and the  world in which we the WASP and the Preppie live.

    The WASP lives by the inner mantra… Love The Pearl… Be The Pearl, Love The Pearl… Be the Pearl, Love the Pearl……

    Now,

    Shall we all hold hands,

    Sing a song,

    Pass the basket and drink the Kool-aid?

    You can laugh now.

    The historiography of the pearl is very extensive and interesting, but given the narrow scope of this particular narrative it is of secondary importance. We shall begin our journey with these two.

    For those that have no clue that would be Henry the VIII and the always effervescent Anne Boleyn.

    For the purpose of this narrative, I will be referring to Henry as Kipper, and I will refer to Anne, as the lovely Bunny Boleyn.

    Kipper came to the throne in the year of 1503, being a lustful and reckless 17-year-old  boy. A most powerful lust, for all that is beautiful, and out of his reach, took control of young Kipper and he lived life with great zeal and abandon [ that is WASP speak for:  Kipper has a problem, he has a strong addiction to Power, Sex, Money, Food, and Collecting ] In his obsessive quest, he amassed a great deal of jewels including Pearls.

    Kipper, very much liked his pearls and was always giving them to the women that he collected. Enter the lovely Bunny Boleyn. Shall we leave it at this ‘ Bunny like her pearls ‘ not the vernacular of the day, but I am the one telling this story.

    Bunny Boleyn did for the Pearl, what Jackie Kennedy did for Lilly Pulitzer.  Bunny was and still is an iconic figure. From all the accounts that I have read, she was well-loved by the population and followed by the paparazzi of her day. She took the pearl, which is the worlds oldest known gem, and made it sexy and classy, truly something to be desired. Bunny popularized the pearl in her life and sealed its fate with her death.

    The Pearl has always stood for Power, Wealth and Position. I think that we all have seen Botticelli’s  ” The Birth of Venus “, this masterpiece from the year 1486, also reaffirms the concept that the Pearl also symbolized Pure love, and that the pearl was somehow connected to the deepest part of a humans soul, connecting us to the Divine.

    And with a swoosh we move forward, first however, we must step back for a bit of information that will be  vital to the overall understanding. The pearl is a natural occurrence, more about that later. The important bit here is that the Chinese have ‘ cultured  ‘the pearl since the 5th century  by attaching objects to the inside of the shell creating what is known as a Blister Pearl. In the 1920s Kokichi Mikimoto created a market for the Akoya or the unattached  Pearl. The overall relevance of this bit of  knowledge will become much clearer in the next installment.

    This will be our starting point in the next edition, I will also discuss Pilgrims, pearls and the present. In the third installment we will explore the mental, emotional and often times irrational connection that the American WASP and Preppy have to this the oldest of gems. We will also explore such aspects as the role of the pearl in the sex lives of the WASP and Preppy.

    Please join me at my sister site  The Preppy Chronicles II

    Always,Bumby

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    Posted by on November 18, 2010 in All that's Preppy/WASP

     

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    Time Change Musings

    The crunch of frozen snow underfoot

    Nose hairs icing up.

    The feel of flannel against naked skin, the smell of hot coco as it dances in the air.

    The sound and smell of sappy pine logs as they burn.

    The sights and sounds and smells of this time of the year remind me of how much I enjoy being a WASP/Preppie with all the traditions that this season brings.

    Good friends, Good food, Sweet simple music and the rush of running naked in the snow.

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    Posted by on November 8, 2010 in All that's Preppy/WASP

     

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    Unfettered and unfiltered Moments

    Hello, Bumby here.

    Yes, it has been a few days since I last posted,and I must confess that I have really missed you all.

    I am still ruminating my last post:Unintended Consequences part II.

    Memorial Day through the Fourth of July are always filled with the memories of a life past, one that may or may not be able to be recaptured.Every year brings with it the new, mixed with in with the old. WASPs and Preppys are busy about their tasks, of preparation for the summer journeys. Summer cottages must be opened,domestics hired,docks checked, boats inspected and check books strained as we repair what the ravages of time and weather have inflected on our beloved homes away from home.

    Our family decided that we would all go computer and phone free for the weekend.My two nieces are for the most part addicted to electronic devices and I must confess, that I experienced a craving….to just look …I’ll be real quick no one will ever know. Once the cravings stopped, Every one was able to focus on just having fun and enjoying each others company. The fare for the weekend was a series of BBQ and Weenie roasts, lawn bowling, croquet, bonfires, retelling of ghost stories, marshmallow roasting. We talked about fishing and boating. Some were going Down East to open Dark Harbor and others were off to Kentucky and Louisiana to open the antebellum’, still others to places around the globe.

    This unfettered and unfiltered moment in time, reassured me that  WASPdom at least in my corner of the sandbox, and at least for now… in my clan,is still very much alive. I am grateful.

    Always Bumby. The Preppy Chronicles

     
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    Posted by on June 7, 2010 in All that's Preppy/WASP

     

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