I met Scot and Alex at the Culloden Georgia Games in 1996 or 97. My wife at the time was Ellen Thomson.
My friendship with Alex grew over the years while I was attending various Highland games with Ellen (Clan Donald).
We drank several drams of whiskey with Alex when he was at a game we attended. That was always a fun time.
I acquired a collection of his weapons. Which I display in my "Man Cave".
The Thompson Dagger is probably unique as Alex made three or four for Ellen.
It is a copy of a dagger Alex said belonged to a Thompson in antiquity.
The axe was Alex's personal axe. He gave me that axe at probably the last Culloden game we attended.
Typical Alex, he gave it to me; to spite a clan member who had been after Alex to sell him the axe.
Alex sent him to get the axe. Once he had it he turned and made a gift of it to me.
To which Alex said "I did the for spite, I'll show him I will do as I please."
It is one of my most prized possessions.
I hope to attend future Stone Mountain Highland Games. I am looking forward to seeing "The Wild highlanders" there.
I miss the old days with Alex terribly.
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