Saturday, January 21, 2012

the Old Fort Niagara Twelfth Night Ball Jan 2012

We recently attended the Twelfth Night Ball at Old Fort Niagara

There were those that represented the 1812 or the "Regency" era,

And Eighteenth Century too!

My Dear Friend Bev from :Bears 4 U Blog
Made these beautiful outfits worn and owned by
Dr. Pekar and Miss Lovely Jude

Please stop by and say Hi! to Bev here:
Bev, me and Bethy
 (at the Whispers of War Grand Ball
Niagara on the Lake  May 2011)

Link to the Post of the Ball:

There was Joy....



and Good Food.....

Sharing Laughter and Good Stories....


many smiles

 and Charm..

...and best of all..there was .DANCING!!

At the end of the Evening ALL 

 For Song and Fireworks!

                                                           Defence of Fort McHenry
                                                             Francis Scott Key
Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Read about the Star Spangled Banner and the War of 1812 
Star-Spangled Banner


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 Owen and Mildred Mousiekin Enjoy
 Scottish Country Dance 
and also suggest visiting"An Ode to Robert Burns" Post
(last year's post
 to honor his Birthday):
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Mama and Papa Mousiekin say:
"Always find time to DANCE"!!

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  1. Welcome back! How I have missed your posts.
    This looks to be so much fun, I wish we had such goings on in my neighborhood.

  2. LINNIE!!!!!!! IT'S YOU! YOU ARE BACK...oh dear, I just got back from being out on a shopping errand and NOW I SEE THAT MY PALS HAVE VISITED! YEAH!!!!!! IS THAT YOU AT THE END?????? This looks like a fabulous GALA of friends and A TON OF LAUGHTER! I wish I could go because I would GET INTO THE DANCING and the acting! I would look funny however, for I am Mexican and I would not look right in colonial outfit! Oh my dearest, thank you for that C.S. Lewis quote. The true Aslan has COME AND WILL COME AGAIN very soon....Be well, and ENJOY THAT NEW COMPUTER!!!! BIG HUGS, Anita

  3. Linnie dear ~You have returned... Lord preserves
    us all...
    If fate does the casting for
    these events, it could be no
    more perfect.. Some of those
    faces bedecked in period
    attire look as though they
    emerged from oil paintings
    one sees on museum walls..
    things like bone structure,
    expression, etc. They could
    fool me....

  4. thank you for your kind words on my blog.your blog is beautiful too, because it is also about the eighteenth century

  5. Nostalgia is one of my means of relaxation. Thanks for showing the happy dancers in their historical garments.
    A Twelfth Night open house takes place at the Rock Ford Plantation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with dancers performing. I missed it this year but one day I hope to attend.
    Karen A.

  6. Hello Dearest Linnie! I am so glad that you got a new "computa," LOL! I have missed you SO much!

    The ball that you went to sounds like it was much fun, indeed! I loved the costumes, and it seems like everyone was having such a great time. :)


    -M. Wildflower

    P.S. Did you ever get the cards that I sent to you through the postal mail?

  7. Hi, so great to see you have a computer again !! I love all the pictures. It is great to dress up in historic costumes isn't it ? I love to wear our local wear too ;)
    Thank you so much for your visit and comment on my site.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. O my...what excitement and fun...
    Thanks you so much for sharing it all with us in the wonderful pictures...I am guessing that is a night not soon forgotten...I have missed not visiting glad you are back...many blessings dear friend.

  9. Dear Linnie,

    Yay for new computers! I used to think I'd NEVER get addicted to being on the computer, but I've met so many wonderful ladies like you, that I get quite lonely when I go a few days without visiting over the virtual fence. :)

    The ball looks like so much fun, and you've provided a unit study on The War of 1812 for us, too! I love the Mousiekins' advice, and I couldn't agree more.



  10. Oh dear Sweet Linnie
    You have done a wonderful job again! Thankyou for the link! You do know that meant I had to update mine, heeeeeee
    God Bless and know your on my mind always...Till we meet again
    Hugs Beary Big ones!