Shirley and I launched our costuming season last night by attending a musical evening at our/my favorite house museum, Dalnavert House.
The featured band was Simpson’s Folly.
Shirley and I dressed up in some 1890’s ensembles in honor of the house’s age.
I don’t know why my hair looks so “slept in” in that photo! Isn’t the cane Shirley is carrying fabulous! She says the vendor she bought hers from has an elephant one! I think I need that!
Simpson’s folly had a quiz question about a young private that came to Manitoba in the 1870’s to deal with the upstart Riel. He later became a premier in Manitoba…who was it? Shirley thought it was the builder of Dalnavert House, Hugh John McDonald. She was too shy to answer the quiz in case she was wrong.
I was fairly sure she wasn’t. I remembered hearing that he had been involved with the fight against Riel but couldn’t remember much about his political past. I took a chance that Shirley had remembered that part correctly and answered for her. (When it comes to talking I don’t have much fear of looking the fool. I think I actually need a bit more fear.)
We won a CD from the band! Nice launch to our costuming season!