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A toast to Rabbie Burns on his 260th. birthday

It's still the 24th. here in the U.S., but in Scotland, it's already the 25th.

A poem:

We came tae Ayr tae see your hoose
And pay our due respects
The rain was runnin' like a sluice
And drippin' doon our necks

We saw nae man like you, Rab
Nae lassie like Jean Armour
I don't know where you are the noo
But you're better off, and warmer

(Composed by Gerald Strain)

Mike (Auchterless)

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Having a wee dram (or two) to celebrate in Edinburgh!!

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When I was growing up in Montreal. our church held a Robbie Burns Supper every year on his birthday. No booze, though.

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I have a calendar entry to read one of his poems every Jan 25. Maybe this year I will read one about him instead.
Thanks Mike, for this one.

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well I have had my haggis tatties and neeps for my evening meal, washed down with a Heather ale and a glass or 3 of Jura 10 year old single malt. have a great Burns night wherever you are.

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Sláinte, Unclegus!

Haven’t heard from our son today, but hope he’s been out celebrating Burns Night in Edinburgh.

Talked to him last weekend and sounds like he’s been having a great time, meeting new friends and enjoying his classes.

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I didn't realize he was a member of the Jewish clergy (see thread title).