News about the RKIDs
January 12, 2018
The Irish Identity class will meet again on the third Wednesday in January, the 17th at 7:15 at the O’Brien’s. The lectures this month will explore some of James Joyce’s works and the beginnings of the Abbey Theater. It’s not too late to join. Contact Marilyn O for more information.
It’s been three years since the Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers toured our beloved Emerald Isle. Another journey is in the works. A meeting to discuss when, where, and with whom will be held on Monday, Feb 5 at 7:30 at a place TBA. If interested in hosting, please email Marilyn O. If interested in going on the journey and/or attending the meeting to get the ball rolling, sign up at class or email Marilyn. Please come to the meeting with your calendar (2018 and 2019) and suggestions about where and when we might want to go and recommendations for a tour guide.
Despite bone-chilling temperatures, the GWCC reeled in the New Year at the Cherry Hill Ballroom with live music and as many as 8 sets of dancers on the excellent wooden floor. RKIDs there included Chuck and Maureen, Michelle, Jean Wds., Sonja and Tom, David M, Connie and for their first time, Maddy and Bill. Also seen reeling and jigging was our former instructor, Marilyn Moore.
Hopes of sunny skies and warm weather beckoned Kate and Dan to South Carolina and Florida for the Christmas holidays. Things didn’t quite work out that way. A bitter cold snap hit the Sunshine State and found the two wearing hats, gloves, and scarves as they visited family and friends. It didn’t stop them, however, from having a nice visit and needed escape. They arrived home safe and sound just in time for a record-breaking nor’easter.
Obie also headed south, but closer to home. He went to the Charlottesville, Virginia area to visit Montpelier, home of James Madison, and Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. He was accompanied by two of his daughters and three grandchildren. They also stopped at the University of Virginia and the Lewis and Clark Monument. This great introduction to a couple of our presidents was later followed by a trip to Mt. Vernon. The boys, Declan (11) and Jack (10), now are ready for their US History class!
Who was that cutting a rug on the dance floor in Pensacola, Florida? None other than Mary B who was attending a friend’s wedding.
In hopes of finding warmer weather, Tom and Sonja sailed away on a Holland America cruise to explore some Caribbean islands. IF they ever return, we will be eager to hear all about their travels.