At last year’s Oregon Gathering, our host Nancy would speak to the gathered multitudes in the evenings. During one of these talks, she shared with us a joke that (she believes) Dave Kester told her, “Is it true that we will sacrifice a Fleetwood at Midnight?”
I have been cleaning out my attic and I rediscovered this old Junior High School project of mine. It is a scale model of a fictional 1968 Fleetwood High Boy
12’ x 53’ Mobile Home. This one is a true “stickie,” as it is framed in pop-sickle sticks! Most of the construction is pop-sickle sticks covered in cardboard recycled out of powdered milk boxes. There are some plastic model car parts, (wheels, axles, tail lights
plate, some furniture) and the interior is covered in vinyl contact paper.
This year will be one of the largest ever gatherings of molded fiberglass travel trailers. We are quite passionate about our rolling homes, our wheel estate, and the thought struck me that it could be quite an event for us to actually sacrifice a Fleetwood at midnight.
I would like anyone to comment here, and offer suggestions to help us out. My main point being: What constitutes a ritual sacrifice? Should there be chanting? Drumming? What should happen to the Fleetwood?