Monday, March 18, 2013

Sporran

"If You've Got the Knees, We've Got the Kilts" was a motto of the Wooster College of Ohio Band a few years back. I've got a poster near my cluttered desk to prove it.  The sporran is a small leather or fur pouch worn at the front of the kilt in the traditional dress of men of the Scottish Highlands. Lots of kilts and and sporrans were about yesterday as pipe bands marched in the city's St. Patrick's Day parade and visited local pubs after the formal festivities. Did I tell you that I now am in possession of two kilts? I picked up a second on my sojourn to Florida last month. This one is a true kilt that even has some sort of rodent's paw as a pin. A pal at work, who is from Ireland and just became a US citizen a few weeks back, told me it has some significance to Irish kilt wearers. I'm doing a bit of research on this right now.
By the way, if you are always looking for something to celebrate, mark April 6, 2013 on your calendar.
It's National Tartan Day.
Might I be brave and wear a kilt to work?
You never know with me.

17 comments:

  1. I dare ya! I double dare ya. No, I double dog dare ya.

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  2. well, bird, you've definitely "got the knees"...

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  3. I learned new things! Your knees would be chilly here today...more snow is falling!

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  4. You will receive many challenges today! I echo the request/dare. But, I'd do a little research first to the undergarments.

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  5. So, you must have the knees for this . You got to love a guy in a kilt.

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  6. There are just some things that I don't need to see . . .

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  7. Florida? Kilts? Is it a Lily Pulitzer print?

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  8. Brrr! I hope it is a warmer day.

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  9. My knees always wobble when I see a sporran worn...

    :-)

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  10. If you wear it to work, you know we will all want to see a picture. For proof! lol

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  11. Ha! I bet you will wear it to work!

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  12. Oh I agree, we will have to see a photo.

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  13. I would say a definite Yes to that Birdman!! Being a Scot I grew up around men in kilts, nice!!

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  14. Birdman, I suggest you check out a 1983 movie called 'Local Hero' . It's not kilt Scotish but it certainly lets you enjoy the flavor of a more modern day seaside village. I am going to rent it myself after reading your post.

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