Sunday, January 25

burns night -in the books

Our Burns celebration this year was centered round an excellent church service in Dorset, VT. Homemade haggis. That is a first for me. Not at all bad. We just ate it spread on oatcakes, with a cup of coffee, no booze in the church basement before noon... The rev' did a fantastic "Address to a Haggis" from memory though. Great stuff.

Interesting sidenote to the Lincoln bible in use on Tuesday.
"The Bible upon which Barack Obama swore his oath on Tuesday was that of Abraham Lincoln. That Bible lay on the bedside table every night that Lincoln spent in the White House, but it was not alone. Beside it lay his copy of the collected works Robert Burns, many of which Lincoln knew by heart..."

Robert Burns Park, Boston, MA.