[Northkeep] The festival of St. Ignore de Messge
KDUKE at fwmurphy.com
Tue Aug 24 14:31:26 PDT 2004
<sniff> Brings a tear to my eye, recalling the scenes... The beribboned
goat is quite an eye-catching sight...
I was especially fond of two of the local children's activities - cheese
hurling and the muddy pig lifting contests... And the beautiful - if
pungent & slightly slimy - woven sauerkraut necklaces on all the
From: northkeep-bounces+kduke=fwmurphy.com at ansteorra.org
[mailto:northkeep-bounces+kduke=fwmurphy.com at ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of
Horn, Trisha D.
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 3:57 PM
To: 'The Barony of Northkeep'
Subject: RE: [Northkeep] The festival of St. Ignore de Messge
It's true, he's right. I've actually attended this festival (the 50th
anniversary, I believe it was, of Himor). It was in the early spring and
lovely. The locals decorated everything with flower bedecked stuffed
squirrels and hung hundreds of green olives from the trees (which was
slightly difficult because they're slippery and have to have the strings
well knotted, lest they slide off the end). Ah... I'll never forget the
magnificent strains of the yodeling choir. Of course, after a few
garlic beers, it all degenerated to an armpit brigade, farting out local
favorites. And nothing could ever replace the fond memories I'll always
cherish of Der Festival Hoonter, which as everyone knows is the grand
marshall of the opening parade. Impressive chap, he was, with his
bouquet of rat-on-a-stick and necklaces of garlic cloves, waving to the
crowds as his goat strode proudly by. I don't think they've ever had
that many satin ribbons on one goat's tail before - I heard it set a
Just wanted to share my warm fuzzies-
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Duke [SMTP:KDUKE at fwmurphy.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 14:47
> To: The Barony of Northkeep
> Subject: [Northkeep] The festival of St. Ignore de Messge
> I thought Himor was a small town in Eastern Europe, where once a year
> - in the fall - they had a large festival and ignore everything
> written in emails, in honor of saint Messge...
> Then they drink garlic flavored beer and eat salted herring soaked in
> vodka and beet juice.
> And dance.
> A lot.
> It's a good time.
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