Saturday, April 4, 2009

Saturday in NYC !

xxxxxxxxxx McPherson Clan Plaid
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BITING THE APPLE/ What's happening
today in New York City.
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Today is the Annual Tartan Day Parade. Pipers and
drummers, including the Edinburgh Academy Pipes
and Drums, will make their way across the Avenue of
the Americas, (which we call 6th Av) at 2:00 PM.
In 1998, the United States Senate designated April 6th,
National Tartan Day to celebrate the contribution of
Scottish Americans. The Grandmaster will be the
Scottish actor, Alan Cummings.
But today is April 4th, you say...well hardly anyone
marches on a Monday. Except the St Patrick's Day
Parade, but that's a different story. It's the spirit
that matters!
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How do I come to the McPherson clan? By marriage, of
course, although that's long gone, but I do like those kilts.
Knees can be sexy. And my children have a
great-grandmother, McPherson. We here in NY love a
parade, honor any tiny sliver of a connection, and proudly
march and wave!
And there was that glorious night ages ago when "WE"
attended a ball at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Me in full,
fabulous ball gown, and hundreds of knees dancing by!
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Also, looking forward to a major event tonight:
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, at The Radio City Music
Hall, in the name of the David Lynch Foundation. Which
"provides funds to teach students how to meditate so
they can change their world from within". Paul said,
" In moments of madness, it has helped me find moments
of serenity".
Joining them will be Eddie Vedder, Sheryl Crow, Moby,
and many more.
Sold out, but there will probably be ticket scalpers
milling about outside.
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Have a great New York Day !!
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8 comments:

Butternut Squash said...

That sounds like so much fun. I love a parade. There are no parades around the farm, unless you count the miniature mule trains. Peace.

Lyn said...

Hi Butternut..
I would really like to join your parade, sounds loads of fun, too!

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

You would look most fetching in the McPherson plaid, bright and colourful! I'm sure the bagpipes will sound great as the sound wafts up to your window. Stay indoors!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Thought you might like this post..thank you for the compliment!
Won't be able to hear the pipes from my window..I'm clear across Central Park!

willow said...

Oh, I would have loved this!! WT has a kilt and embraces his Scottish DNA by playing his pipes for us on occasion.

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
How lucky can you get..to have your own piper at home? Not to mention those kilts!

Jeane said...

would love to hear the bagpipes! they are absolutely one of my favorite things on the planet! hope you had fun!

Lyn said...

Jeane-
Bagpipes are totally unique..how in the world were they invented?
Windiest day for a parade!

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