Should old acquaintance be forgot

24 01 2010

Scotland’s beloved poet Robert Burns’s 251st birthday is January 25.  In honor of the man himself, family, friends and I will be putting on our kilts, gutting the haggis and toasting our health with some fantastic whiskey this coming Saturday.  Before that special occasion — our Second Annual Burns Night — I’d like to honor the man with the poem (set to music) for which he is most famous.

Best known here in America as the song played to ring in the new year — thanks Guy Lombardo! — Auld Lang Syne is also fitting at most celebrations marking beginnings and endings.  It’s customary and, indeed perfectly fitting, to play it in Rabbie’s honor.

Cheers Rabbie.

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