Posted by Miss Marcia on April 04, 1999 at 17:10:46:
In Reply to: National Tartan Day posted by Kate on April 04, 1999 at 16:21:34:
: Well? Have you all got your bit of tartan ready for Tuesday? Did I hear someone ask why?
Well - April 6th is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish
Declaration of Independence, signed here in Arbroath in our local Abbey (built in 1278) on
April 6, 1320.
Thank you for this lovely information, Kate! My knowledge of history is woefully
inadequate, and once again I've learned something valuable from this board!
: '... for so long as a hundred of us remain alive, we never will in any degree be subject to the
dominion of the English. Since it is not for glory, riches or honours that we fight, but for
liberty alone which no good man loses but with his life...'
: Declaration of Arbroath
: April 6, 1320.
They may take our lives, but they'll never take our FRRREEEEEEE-
DOMMMMMMMMMMM!!!! Ooops! Sorry...wrong film! (But I just LOVE
thinking of Mel Gibson in a kilt & will use ANY excuse to do so!)
: The signing of the Declaration of Arbroath is being re-enacted this Tuesday in the Abbey
(which is mostly a ruin now) and again on August 31.
I'd love to be able to see that!
: So you see, through our Declarations of Independence, we are truly 'brothers and sisters'!
My ancestors helped yours build a nation! You all have such interesting antecedents (such as
'Champ'!), and such a wonderful history! With this (I know, *very tenuous*!!) link, could I,
PLEASE, be considered an honorary part of your American 'family'? Will this qualify me for
a cabin in the settlement alongside Miss Marcia's? I do hope so! I'm ever such a good
neighbour! There is never any noise or trouble at my door!(cough, splutter, lie, lie!!(well, we
Scots do love a good ceilidh! And as often as we can find excuses for!!) :0)
My Dear Miss Katie of Arboath, Welcome to Mohicanland! It just so happens there is a
vacant cabin right across the street from my Famous Downhome Kitchen, and just enough
downwind to allow the smell of my Famous Downhome Fuu-uuuudge to waft thataway! I
would be enchanted to have you as a neighbor, and have a nice welcoming tea party
planned in your honor. We will have some lovely Scotch eggs, and scones, and I'll drizzle the
grits 'n' grease with some nice butterscotch topping...but we won't be havin' no steenking
haggis!! Sorry. There's a limit to even Miss Marcia's hospitality, doncha know! But other
than that, I hope you will come and enjoy getting to know your fellow Mohicanlanders over
a nice cuppa tea. And I'll be certain to wear my tartan apron...how's that?
Yours Most Graciously,
PS...how does one pronounce ceilidh? And is it something where one might be encouraged
to dance the Mohicanland Limbo? ;o)
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