20th March 11, 11:51 AM
Rev'd Father Bill White
Priest, lover of God and people, theologian, student, teacher, administrator, leader, philosopher, dreamer, afficionado of joy and humour, history enthusiast, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts and souls, and a firm believer in the value of dignity, decency, and duty.
20th March 11, 12:57 PM
What a fantastic event. The Quaich and log book were very well done. Hope to get to see it in person one day.
20th March 11, 08:09 PM
After an arduous walk (all 154 steps) the Rabble settle in for dinner and yet more conversation at The Fernwood Inn.
We now come to the part of the evening that we all came for, the passing of the Quaich.
As hard as it is to imagine there are a few in this world who do not appreciate the taste of Talikser.
While others know a good thing when they smell it.
Last edited by Steve Ashton; 21st March 11 at 03:21 PM.
20th March 11, 08:34 PM
To me, one of the truly great things about this forum is the getting together of the members to meet in person and share our love for the kilt and our experiences.
The beginning of this wonderful evening began with a meet and greet at the FK shop. Our members could be heard discussing almost anything and everything.
Holy Hector had a chance to meet xman for the first time.
("It was this big.")
ThistleDown regaled the Rabble with anecdotes of life in the Highlands.
(When I was a boy we had to wear the hand-me-down kilts of our brothers as we walked to school. 14 leagues each way, in blowing snow. Up hill both ways.")
And believe me when I say - you do not want to know the topic of this conversation.
But all good plans sometimes go astray. We had planned a Pub Crawl to round out the evening.
But in true Rabble fashion it was decided -"Why the heck should we go downtown to a noisy pub when we already have all we need right here?"
Remember this photo?
Three unopend bottles of Scotch and one of Maple Whiskey, or Whisky if you prefer.
Well we talked...........
Until the wee hours of the morning.
Lo and behold, this morning as Bobbie and I went to the shop to clean up, this is what greeted us.
Poor lone soldiers stand duty.
Last edited by Steve Ashton; 20th March 11 at 08:43 PM.
20th March 11, 08:39 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I hope you have enjoyed this, my version, of the Launching of The Quest of The Quaich.
I'm sure others will post their own photos and rememberances. (Some may actually differ in interpretation from my own.)
CDNSushi, I hope your sharing of our Quaich is as enjoyable as mine.
20th March 11, 08:40 PM
I tried to ask my inner curmudgeon before posting, but he sprayed me with the garden hose…
Yes, I have squirrels in my brain…
20th March 11, 09:16 PM
Great photos Steve and fantastic to see so many send off the Quaich, to start its quest, in such salubrious style.
Shoot straight you bastards. Don't make a mess of it. Harry (Breaker) Harbord Morant - Bushveldt Carbineers
21st March 11, 03:23 AM
Excellent. Cheers Steve. Grand thread.
21st March 11, 06:56 AM
cool to see
Wow, what a great idea to allow people to gather and have fun. It is pretty cool to see so many people wearing kilts. I have lived in my city (Salisbury, MD) for about 6 years and the only person I have seen wearing a kilt is me.
21st March 11, 12:11 PM
Great photos! I must say that standing around in someone's workshop drinking whisky and bantering while kilted is about as good as it gets.
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