On Saturday, Jan 27th I get to put on my kilt and celebrate the life of Scottish Poet Robert Burns. Robert Burns was the most famous Scottish poet of all time. He was born in 1759 and died in 1796.
Poetry lovers throughout the world celebrate his birthday each year in Jan. The South Bay Robert Burns Society is having their Burns Annual Supper this year in San Pedro at the Whale and Ale on 7th Street.
The Master of Ceremonies this year is ME. I will be fully dressed in my kilt and have some memorable anecdotes to relay about Robert Burns.
In addition to the regular fare at the Whale and Ale there will be traditional Haggis wi’ bashed weeps and tatties. Haggis is the meal for the poor folk of Scotland. Robert Burns poetry was instrumental in both the US and French revolution. He was a poet for the people. He wrote “Auld Lang Syne”, “My Love is Like a Red Red Rose”, “To a Mouse”, “Is there for honesty poverty”. He was voted the most famous Scotsman ever in 2009 and is considered one of the spokespersons for the Romantic and Socialist movements. Also, he was quite a ladies man.
YOU are invited to join us. Please call or text me for reservations. 562 881 2932.
Dr Jim Dohn Hellerwork, DC