It’s Burns’ Night later this week (January 25th), and in among the usual mix of articles about the lad, here’s a link to one at the Scotsman that is a wee bit different, and not bad at all: Five artists inspired by Robert Burns.
Once again, I had the pleasure of attending Lenny Wolfe’s Burns Supper. (See here for last year’s post.) I didn’t have my camera, so there is no picture coverage this year – sorry – but you can take my word for it that it was a good night.
I had the honor of doing the Toast to the Immortal Memory of Rabbie Burns. It was hard work putting the material together, but I was amply rewarded with what I felt was a warm reception. Probably the star speech of the night was the reply to the Toast to the Lassies by the former Marion Brodie. (Regrettably, I do not know her married name.) Very funny. Standout line:
My husband said he wanted more space. I locked him outside.
Shavuah Tov, everyone.