Toast to the Highwood Highland Dancers

Blair and Bev Gordon join Mayor Bill Robertson and distinguished guests in Support of Highwood Highland Dancers in true Robbie Burns fashion!

Charged with giving the Toast to the Lassies, in Okotoks first Robbie Burns night since 2013!

Jan 24, 2016 the Elks Hall in Okotoks Alberta hosted over 250 people as they enjoyed traditional Scottish fare and entertainment.

Proceeds from the event went in support of the Highwood Highland Dancers trip to Scotland.

For more information on the Highwood Highland Dancers check out this article.

http://okotoksonline.com/local/31046-celebrate-the-scottish-bard

 

 

Blair Gordon’s Toast to the Lassies

It has been written that Robbie Burns was quite a character and as my Dad always said, “ a verbose intellectualizer, a poet and didn’t know it! .” Given he had fathered some 13 children with 5 different wives or partners, he likely had many occasions where his best response or contribution to any discussion, argument, confrontation, visit, presentation or debate was 15 minutes after his first or only opportunity, I have put together this short poem, that will speak for all the Dad’s, Father’s, Grampa’s or partners in the audience with thanks to you, from the heart.

TO THE LADIES IN OUR LIFE

TO THE LASSIES IN OUR LIVES

TO OUR PARTNERS TO OUR SPOUSES

OUR BEST FRIENDS WE CALL OUR WIVES

 

THANK YOU FOR LOVE, UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT

WHEN AN HOUR LATE, A DOLLAR SHORT

SHOWED LACK OF JUDGEMENT OR INDISCRETION

EXPRESSED ANGER YIELDING REJECTION

 

TO OUR TEACHERS, REVERENDS, GRAMMAS, MOTHERS

AUNTS OR NIECES OR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS

HORSES, PUPS, PETS AND DAUGHTERS GRAND

TO SUM IT UP, THE LADIES IN OUR LAND

 

DON’T FRETT IT OR FEAR IT

WITH US IN LIFE, WITH US IN SPIRIT

OUR BEST FRIENDS, ALWAYS CLASSY

JOIN ME LADDIES, TOAST YOUR LASSIE

 

For more information on the Highwood Highland Dancers check out this article.

http://okotoksonline.com/local/31046-celebrate-the-scottish-bard

 

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