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Most of the young shooters probably have never heard of a Shivaree.

How about you old farts?It's been 50 years since I have been to one.

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I wouldn't have known what it was if it wasn't for an episode of the Waltons!

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comp1,

It might be considered so depending on the time of day or night when it takes place.... :)

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.From Wikipedia:

A shivaree, or charivari, or chivaree is a North American term for a clamorous salutation made to a newlywed couple by an assembled crowd of neighbours and friends. The shivaree was often conducted in the middle of the night with the party of friends and neighbors sneaking up on the couple's home, perhaps in hopes of catching them in a "compromising position". They would bring pots and pans to bang on or other noise makers, and sometimes a few men would stealthfully climb up on the roof (see "roof stomping"), to all start making as much noise as possible on the designated signal. This would of course wake up the couple and cause them to come outside, hopefully without loaded shotguns, to see what was going on. The assembled party would then wish them a blissful marriage, and the couple would of course be obligated to serve snacks and liquid refreshments to the gathered throng.


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Was given one 25 years ago. As a volunteer on the local fire department i was escorted with my bride on the engine to main street where i got to push her down the street at high noon on a saturday for all to see.
 

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I'm 70 years old and the last one I went to I must have been around 6-7 years old.

I don't think the younger generation practices this anymore.

I do remember it was fun making all that noise. If I remember right, someone had a siren as one of the noise makers.

Ah.........The good old days......

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