Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Twelfth Night?

This past Sunday, from 4 pm to 7 pm, Beverly & Leonard Meeker hosted their annual (though this year it was a tad belated) Twelfth Night Party. Every year Beverly chooses a theme and creates a "production." This year's performance was a spoof of The Nutcracker. Many of us had roles (I was the petulant child Fritz). Gael Hawkins provided most of the creative costumes. In addition to the traditional characters (Clara, Fritz, their parents, the nephew, the mice, and others) Blackbeard and his merry crew made appearances. It was a boisterous affair with much ad-libbing, improvisation, and no dearth of confusion.

A final dance/march around the room created a paper tent woven from streamers hung from the walls and ceiling. Once the crowd was silenced Beverly cut a tasty almond dessert and passed pieces around the room. Jude Brown found the almond baked inside and was duly crowned Twelfth Night Queen.

Enjoy the photo (courtesy Connie Leinbach):

Beverly, Fritz, Queen Jude, & Frank

 Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the day Charles Lindbergh landed on Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112112.htm.


I have also published (retroactively) a 27 item photo gallery of pictures from our recent trip to the Czech Republic, Hungary, & England. You can see them here: http://villagecraftsmen.blogspot.com/2013/01/photo-gallery.html


  1. Great photo of Jude! Congratulations to her for finding the almond and becoming queen. Who doesn't want to become Queen?

  2. Trisha3:43 PM

    That tent you described was supposed to be a Maypole. However, Ocracoke's finest pirates and mice were a bit too confused to wind it correctly! Great minds and fascinating characters don't equate to good dancers!