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clan urquhart

This doesn't happen often and I missed it...

Yesterday was the start of Chinese New Year, but it was also Robert Burns Night.

Some of my best memories are of attending Robert Burns ( knew him as Rabbie Burns) dinners. I loved the food, yes, even the haggis, which I ate without knowing the ingredients. By the time I found out about them years later, I didn't care.

So, let's tip a glass of (late) kindness to a gifted poet who brought us such treasures as Comin Thro the Rye, Ode to a Louse, and, of course, Auld Lang Syne

I wonder if I have any canned haggis left...
clan urquhart

Here's wishing everyone a Happy Robert Burns' Day



A Bottle and Friend

There's nane that's blest of human kind,
But the cheerful and the gay, man,
Fal, la, la, &c.

Here's a bottle and an honest friend!
What wad ye wish for mair, man?
Wha kens, before his life may end,
What his share may be o' care, man?

Then catch the moments as they fly,
And use them as ye ought, man:
Believe me, happiness is shy,
And comes not aye when sought, man.