Museum hosts 2nd annual dinner
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 by Keith Bahlmann
Scots and their descendants around the world pay homage to their immortal bard on the anniversary of his birthday, Jan. 25, 1759, in ceremony, speeches, pageantry, and partaking of the traditional Scottish meal of haggis. The Central Texas Area Museum held Burns Night at Stagecoach Inn Saturday night.
The program included the "Piping in of the Haggis" and the "To A Haggis". Robert Burns was born in the Ayrshire village of Alloway, Scotland where he spent 37 of his years working the family farm. Burns had an acute perception of life and everything around him. He was aware of the injustices as year after year of toil brought the family no relief from their hardship and threat of eviction always loomed over them.
Burns died on Feb. 17, 1784, and is buried in Alloway Kirkyard. "Auld Lang Syne" is sung by everyone in America and around the world on New Year's Eve.