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Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Christmas Tea Party at Touosay Castle in Scotland

Oh the party has begun.
How wonderful everything looks.
We were introduced at the head of the stairs by the charming Benson and seated.

Bach played the piano and we all sang along,

After a few teas laced with Maker's Mark my Tom Jones sang

When we were out and about this morning, we rain into this group who had heard about the tea and wanted to be part of it.

Hope Mr. Tea does not mind their crashing the party.
We brought this along for Mr. Tea.

One of Kentucky's famous names.

We decided that my dress and shoes were not me and Mr. Jones hates a tux so will the real
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones please stand up.

 We always win the Anniversary Dance Contest at every wedding. Not may folks married 50 years.
At our beautiful gd's wedding in May 2010.

On our way back to the states we are going to stop in
Whitchurch, Hamshire, England to visit the home of
our Brooke ancestors.
Richard and Elizabeth Twyne Brooke lived and raised their families at what was Parsonage Farms

 This place is now called King's Lodge.

It was located right across from the church.
Robert Brooke immigrated to Maryland in 1602 and married Elizabeth Hatton from Maryland.
My 3 great grandmother Suzanne Brooke was from this family and married James Rudd and moved to Washington Co. Kentucky where I was born.

This little jount got me to digging around for the locations of my ancestors and although I had the names had never researched the locations of their birthplaces.
Great fun.

Thanks Mr. Tea and Toast for a wonderful holiday.


Karin said...

Lovely photo of the two of you! Interesting post! God bless!

Mmm said...

QMM,whow, you two can really dance! Waht fun. Thank you for getting that going. how marvelous. I am so impressed. Perhaps you;d care to show me a few steps too? I haven;t danced one bit since last year!

Sophia said...

Oh, I'm having a LOVELY time with you QMM! :) You are such a delight to have tea with. Hee

GrandmaK said...

I must remember this next year! It was such fun reading your post and traveling to visit others...AND your Anniversary Dance photo is just wonderful!!! You are a most attractive couple!!! God Bless!!! Cathy

Bee's Blog said...

I'm looking for you at this fabulous Tea!

Missy said...

So great to see you at tea. Tom Jones , wow, I was surprised. Have fun visiting where your ancestors are from, how cool is that!

Missy said...

Oh, and I forgot to say lovely picture. Fifty years, that's great.

Mmm said...

How did your sleigh ride end up, QMM? You were such fun! And I can only imainge hwo much you got caught up in in your younger days. What a hoot, let me tel you. Hahahha. you added sooo much to the Christmas Tea. it just would not have been quite the same without you. thank you again, dear QMM...oh, and thank you for showing us little younger folks how to rip up the dance floor with that jitterbug. Promise me you;ll show me next year, if not sooner?!

Wanda said...

What a lovely party, and you and Mr. Jones are just an adorable couple!!!

I could have danced all night......