Memphis Scottish Society Samhain
Our MSSI Halloween Party, hosted by Geoff and Elaine Meece was a chilly affair if you wandered away from the heater and fireplace for too long, but with just enough people to go ‘round and have a good time. The party was successful and virtually broke even due to a couple of bidding wars in the auction between the auctioneer’s wife and one of our members. The auction was genuinely enjoyed by all who participated, even those with their hands in their pockets. I actually bid a couple of times by just looking at the auctioneer. Brad Randall, who is obviously a professional kept things moving at a steady clip. He realized after a couple of items that this was the Scottish Society and so he started the bids quite low on several items. Nonetheless, it was a success. Thanks, Brad, for helping with this. The food was plentiful, and the games as well, primarily the Halloween piñata which didn’t yield any injuries with blindfolded children trying to hit a pretty stubborn pumpkin. I was grateful for that and commend Geoff Meece for standing on the stool and holding the piñata up for the children to take a whack at. I had visions of a wild swing and Geoff tumbling down from his stool, but no accidents were incurred. The balloon stomp was quite vigorous and I was wary of broken toes and feet with fifteen adults and children trying to stomp on each others balloon. But again, we managed to get put out with out getting injured. Now for a word on the costumes, Elaine, was the cat in the hat, Dick Bevier was caught with a chicken on his neck, I haven’t figured out what he was supposed to be. Pat Bevier was decked out beyond recognition, she was my personal favorite, and then Becky Trafford showed up as a pregnant nun! Ken Noe, our capable fire master kept the fire roaring for the evening and all who were there enjoyed themselves. Thank-you Geoff and Elaine for a fun evening and good time.