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~ Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Suggested line-up of events for a party, from The Girls Companion (no date, but I guess 1940s)
1 Who am I
2 Dance - Grand Old Duke of York
3 Competition - 'Jumbles' or 'Scottish Towns'
4 Dance - Dashing White Sergeant
5 Competition - Quoits or Wall Quoits
6 Dance - Palais Glide
7 Competition - 'Imps' or 'Kates' or 'Ages'
8 Dance - Eightsome Reel
10 Dance - Cumberland Reel
11 Competition - Golf Putting
12 Dance - Strip the Willow
13 Competition - Christian Names or Photographs of Celebrities
14 Dance - Petronella
15 Competition - Dried Peas Race
16 Dance - Haymakers
17 Ice Cream or Second Supper
18 A Musical Tale
19 Dance - Eightsome Reel
20 Competition - Parts of the Body or Quotations
21 Dance - Push the Business On
22 One Man Charades
23 Prize Giving
24 Auld Lang Syne
Why, after a few moments of laughter, does the urge to go to a party like this envelop everyone who reads this list?