[LMB] Birthday Tixie returns!

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 07:41:50 BST 2019

The Tixie comes out, clears his throat, and declaims:

"Today, in 1959, our fellow listie Masha Sten-Clanton came into the world.
Masha, for your birthday, you are invited cordially to a traditional
birthday bash in New Silvy Vale.  The tables will groan with the weight of
food piled on them, the maple mead, beer, and wine will flow like water (as
will non-alcoholic beverages for the non-drinkers), and once everybody's
stuffed themselves like hobbits at a free feed, the jollification starts!
The musical instruments come out, and it's dancing and singing until dawn.
Up on the porch, the old folks are commenting that this is tame compared to
the birthday celebrations THEY remember...'back in MY day, by this time
there'd have been five fights and at least one death!'  But this tamer
version seems to please everybody there, and they hope it pleases you."

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