Archive for February, 2009

249th and 250th Annual Burns Supper Loyal Toasts

Monday, February 9th, 2009

For those not familiar, a Burns Supper is one of several thousand suppers held annually on or around January 25th and serving to honor the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns with a mix of wit, whiskey, ritual, and revelry.  My friend attended one last year, and another this year,  the 250th year of the Burns Supper.  For both occasions, he recruited my services in writing a loyal toast–the first toast of a Burns night, directed customarily at the ruler of the nation in which the supper is held.  (more…)