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Hogmanay

Hogmanay versus Christmas Day?

Thanks to a test of my DNA

I found out that I'm part Scottish.

The Highland fling is now my way!

It wasn't such a surprise.

I had wondered about it for years -

Then late in the day proved my 'Scots Wha Hae',

An excuse to wear sporran, dirk and kilt -

To dress in tartan up to the hilt.

My folks would spend New Year in Edinburgh,

But I didn't like bagpipes or crowds.

Yet I love the Highlands, Royal Deeside, 'Old Reekie' and all -

And the great Rabbie Burns - and McGonagall.

I can just sing one verse of 'Old Lang Syne'

And down a wee dram of whisky.

Can just manage venison in Scottish game pie -

But could never kill a Haggisky!

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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Jan 03, 2023

Happy New Year and Slainte

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