Being also the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, on this date in 1582, (it was Thursday that year,) Pope Gregory XIII instituted the modern-day calendar by abandoning 10 days from the month of October.
|I hereby declare ...|
"The morrow shall be the fifteenth day of October."
Historians were thrown into utter confusion ... and remain so.
There was widespread civil unrest as common people believed that the Catholic Church had thereby stolen 10 days from their lives.
Notwithstanding the above, 15 people and a stuffed penguin came along to The City Folk Club to share and enjoy music in good company.
('cos that's what we do so well.)
We welcomed Cindy and Jan who discovered us by some strange misfortune.
They seemed to enjoy the evening.
That was very encouraging.
We hope you'll come again.
Dogsbody, in the chair, using only three fingers, was less than outstanding but everyone else done good.
|It's a mandocello, tuned DADG.|
We were only benignly unpleasant to each other.
Ken said a rude word: hurdy-gurdy!
Roger, quite unnecessarily, apologised for 'over-exposure'.
A theme organically evolved that involved dancing.
(Please understand that our venue has no licence for such frivolous activity.)
|Across Texas in 3/4 time.|
Paul and Roger had us raptures with this.
Some of us shed tears.
It would be churlish to say any more.
We all went home with good feelings, looking forward to our next congregation: Friday, 11th inst.