Monday, September 30, 2013

Being Friday the 27th of September, 2014 ...

On this date, 947 years ago, William the Conqueror’s invasion fleet set sail from France.
Given that the combined age of regular attendants at the City Folk Club is probably in the region of 1000 years, there is every reason for us to have the date and subsequent events permanently committed to corporate memory.

... England has taken me. (Kipling)

Of course, there is one among us who, being of great age, remembers it personally!

So, what happened on this date in 2013?

Roger built a tower way
up to the Sun.

Berry and Paul helped us
make it through the night.

... sailed on the alley-oh.

Tony B. invited us all to gavotte.

Henry VIII composed this
for the uke and harmonica!

... while Tony C. became a woman!
(Not tonight, sweetheart!)

Now, how do you spell

A dragon lives forever.

Thus fortified for the coming week, Berry bid us all good night, and we all went home.

Did you know that William, Duke of Normandy was known in his time as William the Ba****d?
Berry observed that there are some of our own contemporaries who are similarly described, undersevedly, by this epithet.

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