|The Possee, harem, “Friends of Ruth”, actors, or … Who are they really?|
They’re back. Once again “a bunch of little Ruthies” has descended upon WCC, this time in a group of five arriving from her New York township last Tuesday. That this is the fourth time visitors have come to Ruthie has surprised many at the school, putting far greater focus on this visitation than any other. Why are they here, who are they, and what are their intentions in regards to the school, are just some of the thoughts going through the minds of a student body totally unaccustomed to the sight, let alone the presence of so many Protestants among them.
I can vouch for each of their characters and tell you that the ride may not be completely awful, but depending on your personality this may be a nightmare.
|R.I.P. Unidentified Posse Member (1999-2019)|
The Posse arrived on Tuesday the 23rd as stated and is leaving here Monday morning, but their return home will be precarious and adventurous, with a great risk of being “stranded in Lander.” We were told their plans for going home, quite complex, or as they said, “not well-planned”. Ruth, who “we should not trust with our lives” is driving them to Casper, where they will “take a bus to the fair town of Denver city in the sky. We’ll sing in the streets to earn money to feed ourselves, hopefully without getting arrested, then spend the night in the airport, somewhere. Then, hopefully, the next day we return to Albany the next morning where my mother (Savanah’s), will pick us up to our own townships. The car only fits four, but there’s five of us, so please pray for that too as well.”
It sounds hard, but as Eleanor said: “Since most of us are pretty good Protestants, I think we’ll figure it out.”
|Ruth (second from left) with other WCC students|
At this point in our interview with the Posse, Ruth came in, as Savanah intoned “She approaches” (in a tone that was a combination of Gregorian chant and modern ice-metal). Here the Posse and Ruth discussed their supposed experience together in a juggling troupe called the Merry Misfits. Thomas Urgo, a current WCC Freshman was part of this troupe of the Posse’s supposed past, that they claimed.
|Taming the wild bulls that populate Lander’s Main St. Here the Posse members are captured in the act. Photo taken by anonymous Freshman with cell-phone|
|Pre-Posse Protestant/Catholic ratio|
|The Post-Posse Protestant/Catholic ratio has been unsettling to many:
Don’t worry; they’ll be gone by Monday
More information is soon forthcoming, but for now even as juniors stoically say they have no feelings about this matter, the Posse’s continued presence here until tomorrow morning has been among the greatest of mysteries in intent, end, and causes. Even though the presence of so many Protestant lassies raises the Protestant/Catholic ratio to an uncomfortable level, the student body is handling it well overall, so far, even in the midst of multiple claims of “spicy situations”. Fear preceded the arrival, but now, having survived most of the week, confusion and mystery now surround in the midst of so many rumors, quotes, and leaks.