It's Robert Burns Day!
Slaandjivaa! (to your health)
All over the world, there will be celebrations honouring the Scottish poet.
The Bag Lady's parents never missed a Rabbie Burns Night - in fact, the Bag Lady's father was, on several occasions, given the honour of piping in the haggis.
The Bag Lady's father was not Scottish. His father was Swedish, but his mother may have had some Scottish blood. In the case of Robert Burns, though, blood isn't everything!
The picture to the left is the best the Bag Lady could find (in her haste) of her father playing the pipes. This was obviously not at a Rabbie Burns night, but you get the idea. The Bag Lady's father learned to play the pipes in his 'later' years, and played in a pipe band, but was also asked to play the pipes for weddings, funerals, in parades and for many other occasions.
The Bag Lady hopes you all have a great weekend, and remember to lift a wee dram in honour of Robert Burns tonight. She leaves you with a famous Scottish toast:
"Here's tae us;
Who's like us?
And they're a' deid!!"