Originally Posted by NorthFLChick
Blooie, when you get your book done sign me up for a copy! I'm from the McDonald's (MacDonald) in Scotland and love a good hunk wearing a kilt, especially if the historical details are correct.
Funny side story...My granddad always spelled his last name McDonald. It wasn't until a few months ago my cousin told me it was really MacDonald but G-pa and one of his brothers decided when they were kids that was too many letters to write so they dropped the 'a' to shorten their last name. Back in their day changing your name was a pretty simple thing to do. So apparently all this time we've really been Mac's not Mc's.
Ken is a Reid, a sept of the clan Robertson. I'll see if I can find a hunk in a kilt when we go to the annual Robbie Burn's Birthday Bash in Cody in February. Look forward to that event every year. Most of the guys there in kilts, sadly, seem to be older gentleman. Oh, wait.....there's the leader of the Billings Pipe and Drum Corps.....maybe I can sneak a photo of him and put it here. He's GORGEOUS! So many people come to this thing all dressed in their clan colors - some of the ladies are in simple black blazers, white blouses, long black skirts, and their clan sash across the front. Looks lovely - so simple and elegant. I don't have my sash yet - for 4 years I've been bugging Ken to get one for me, but for 4 years other stuff takes priority, like food and the electric bill. Those things ain't cheap if you get a good one with the brooch to go with it and order if from a reputable place in Scotland. But other ladies are there in full regalia and it's a beautiful sight - all of those earasaids and shawls and plaids swirling around the room. We joined the Scottish Society about 7 years ago. And yes, I've eaten haggis, more properly should be spelled with a "g" - gaggis.
You know, Ken is a knight. He is really Sir Kenneth, duly patented and the whole bit. The knighthood he is part of is from patents originally handed down by Robert the Bruce. I started this post way back when we were talking about good things Scottish and have spent the last 45 minutes looking for Ken's newspaper article about the order and his knighthood. I found it! Yayy! So you can just call me "Lady Diane"...or Blooie for short!
Edited on accounts I forgot to add the stupid clipping after all that work to find it!!Edited by Blooie - 11/22/15 at 3:50pm