Posted by Champ on April 04, 1999 at 23:09:46:
In Reply to: National Tartan Day posted by Kate on April 04, 1999 at 16:21:34:
: Hello to all my fellow residents of Mohicanland!
: 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.
: So, what does that have to do with us, I hear you ask? The Scottish Declaration of Independence also provides a strong link between Scotland and the U.S.A. The Declaration penned by Abbot Bernard de Linton, inspired some of the wording on the American Declaration of Independence. As a result, the United States has selected April 6th as its National Tartan Day holiday to recognise the contribution of Scots to the development and shaping of the American nation.
I didnt know about the de Linton connection, thanks for posting that...
Yes, indeed, I know my compatriots in the SCV [Sons of Confederate Veterans] of Scottish descent [including yours truely ;-) ] are *reving* up for Tartan Day!
: 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'!),
>[blush!] ;-) ...
: and such a wonderful history! With this (I know, *very tenuous*!!) link, could I, PLEASE, be considered an honorary part of your American 'family'?
>Speakin' for myself, as I'm an American "cousin" of the clans Gordon, MacKay & Stewart, your a part of *my 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 love a good ceilidh!) :0)
> A word of warning, Kate, if you see a shadow slinking in the darkness of the shadows near the corn crib behind Miss Marcia's,
DO NOT investigate. More'n likely its ol' Simon Girty lurkin' about, and though he does a fair trade in *used* eagle feathers, he's always looking to replinish his stock of "hair replacement pieces" [i.e. *scalps!*], but thats between you & me, I dont wish to give away too much to the colonials residing in Mohicanland....[Incidently, I heard tell that Mr.Girty is in very good spirits, seems he caught some little bunny today carrying a basket of eggs...he says roasted bunny goes good with hard boiled eggs ;-) ]...
Happy Easter Y'all!
FYI Miss Marcia, its pronounced *Kay-lee*,
and is a right good ol' time ;-)
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