I’ve been wanting–no, needing, really–a war horn of my own for years. I researched options and watched YouTube to learn the technique.
But, I couldn’t justify such a luxury.
So imagine my glee when RaeLea surprised me with pretty much the BEST GIFT EVER!
I’m sure she has no regrets.
Special shout-out to Kilts Wi Hae, which are the Scots who made this delightful horn.
Transcript for FraeLea Conversations #17
F: *blows horn* Guess what I got!
R: *laughs* Hello, and welcome to FraeLea Conversations. That’s quite an opening.
F: I’m Frank, the horn blower, and this is RaeLea, the gift giver of awesome gifts. So, it’s almost Christmas, and I’ve been wanting a War Horn, because which red-blooded male has not wanted a war horn. I mean, come on, let’s be honest.
R: I think this will be under the category of ‘What have I done’.
F: Yes. So, I’ve been practicing with this.
R: A lot.
F: A lot. She loves it. I think it’s how I’m going to start waking her up in the morning.
R: He’s threatened.
F: It’s going to be awesome. This has very little to do with writing, but it’s so awesome, we had to make a video of it to show you guys.
F: We are going to be writing into the story, somehow, with one of the characters. That’s my excuse for needing something like this. This wasn’t a want it was a need.
R: Yes, yes. Well, maybe you’ll have to have some sort of contest on who is going to be the ‘horn blower’ in the book.
F: Maybe. Yeah. In the meantime, I’m just going to enjoy it.
R: Oh, dear.
F: It’s an authentic ox horn from Scotland, hand made and everything. It’s just simply made out of horn. It’s bone and has a little rawhide strap. I found it on Amazon, did all kinds of research to find the ones that I liked. This one came up consistently. It takes a little practice to get use to using it properly. It’s not just blowing air, it’s almost like a trumpet.
R: I was just going to say, the horn blowers, trumpets, trombones, they’re going to have an advantage over others.
F: Yeah, someone who’s used to playing brass instruments. We were both percussionists when we were in school and this is a little bit different.
R: A lot of practicing.
F: I plan on using it the next foggy day we have. I’m going to go outside and just let loose. Probably like around three or four in the morning.
R: And, announcing our arrival at Christmas time.
F: That’s the other thing. Anytime, actually anywhere. It’s got this strap, so I can carry it around with, anytime we enter a room or a restaurant, something like that, I think that’s when it’ll be appropriate. Anyway-new war horn, if it shows up in a story eventually, you’ll know where this came from and you have RaeLea to thank for it. For being wife of the year! For getting a war horn for her husband!
R: Alright. Yeah, me!
F: I’ll play us out. Let’s see if I can get this right. Usually, it takes a couple tries. No editing here. *blows horn* That wasn’t too bad. One more, then we’ll go. Thanks again for watching. Where can they find us?
F: *blows horn* Not too bad, huh! Thanks, again. *blows horn*