One of the things Mr. Legendary Leather had gained throughout his leather
vending years are lasting friendships. A particular bond that has formed is with
the "Buffalo Soldier Mounted Calvary Unit" 10th division reenactors. Whether
it's jabbering with the 10th at their encampment or the 10th chatting at the
Legendary Leather tent . . . learning history, retelling stories and fun are had by all.
Most recently the friends ran into each other at "Old Fort MacArthur Days" in
Long Beach. As usual, the 10th Calvary Unit had their encampment set up and
invited Mr. Legendary Leather in for a chat. Wanting to rest his weary bones for
a while, Mr. Legendary Leather accepted a seat - however, the seat did not accept
Mr. Legendary Leather. Yup, Mr. Legendary Leather's presence was a bit too
much for that alluring seat. Naturally, the kind men of the 10th said it was nothing.
No apologies are needed in a true friendship. However, in this case Mr. Legendary
Leather felt he needed to make amends and set to work on a hand-crafted
leather "apology" piece to present to his friends at the 10th.
This journal cover was inspired by Mr. Legendary Leather's friendship with the 10th.
I have no doubt that when Mr. Legendary Leather has the opportunity to present
his journal to the 10th, they will accept it more in friendship than they do an apology.
Mr. Legendary Leather with Trooper Jay M. Collins
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