Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
~ photo by Linda Socha Jaworski
WELCOME TO THE IDES OF MARCH GATHERING
You have an optional homework assignment; all in the fun of 44AD – the year Caesar was assassinated.
The expression, ‘Stab you in the back,’ some say, generated from this very episode in history – Shakespeare even thought it worthy of one of his magnificent dramas!
Q. So, what’s our homework?
A. Please bring a story to share about a truly rotten ‘Stab in the back.’ It can be real, history, or you can even make it up! With this, we remember the Ides of March! We’ll guess if it’s true from your life, history or not even!
Then, we have dear ol ‘St. Patrick to remember!
Q. What’s our homework? (Optional as well!)
A. If you like, wear something green; bring a poem to share, limerick or saying that reminds you of Ireland, St. Pat, shamrocks, leprechauns or anything Irish at all! We will be so delighted to hear you recite, all in honor of dear St. Patrick of course, and certainly may be after a wonderful drink of spirits!
LAST BUT FUN TOO – A BIT OF HOLLYWOOD?
We are a group of 12 suspects; you will each be given a slip of paper telling you who you are: you will have 2 minutes to talk to the group, to tell us why you are innocent of the ‘great stab in the back’ given to our office’s ‘Worker of the Year,’ dear ol’ quiet, gentle Klem!
One day Klem Kadiddlehopper held the notoriety of the ‘Worker of the Year’ with a new fresh computer, sharpened pencils, tons of paper clips and the next day, he was emptying the trash bins from under everyone’s desk! The boss was adamant: Klem’s actions were unforgivable, but how did the boss come to that conclusion?
First of all, it was brought to the boss’s attention that Klem was at his desk writing, ‘The boss is rotten.’ on a picture of a rotten apple; then it was brought to the boss’s attention that Klem was at this desk writing , ‘The boss is unfair!’ on a picture of a blind-folded scale of justice. Third the boss received an anonymous photo of Klem laughing and there was a picture of his boss’s face on top of a hippo.
Someone in the office was GREEN and decided to frame Klem; Klem’s life is now a mess and one of you did it. You will each have a chance to tell the group why you are innocent, but in the end, we’ll vote and see who the guilty culprit-stabber-in-the-back turned out to be, because one of you lied!!
Once the votes are in:
A. If you manage to fool the group, you win the final GREEN toast of the evening with a lot of applause for being a ‘clever-back-stabber!’
B. If we find you out, you will have to take the trash with you when you leave!
WHAT’S A GREEN TOAST?
GREEN TOAST = You’ll accept the final toast and may request one guest to repeat your favorite poem of the night! (Select from section two if we have any reciters!)
The cards for this gathering are made but cannot be posted as 12 guests have been invited, and just in case they might consider reading this post, they’d find out ‘who dun it!’ They will be posted after the Ides of March!! ~ Linda
Just a sunny smile,
Happens any while!
Touch the air, feel the sky,
Hug your pillow, you don’t know why!
If you slow, just a bit,
You’ll find a smile where you sit!
In your favorite chair,
On the rug, here and there, throughout the air!
The Universe left them just for you!
You’ll find them no matter what you do!
When you read, or when you sleep,
Every smile is yours to keep!
Precious sweet girl,
Life’s a twinkle-twirl!
It belongs to you, dear Jade,
For tis by life’s Love, we’re made!
March 3, 2014