Normally, I would wax poetic (well, as poetic as I get!) about the various spectacles, amusements, and objects deserving notice of interest to young ladies and gentlemen in September in England and London in particular. September is a lovely month in England, weather still good enough for rowing matches on the Thames, speeches and posturing as a new Lord-Mayor of London is elected. But excitement truly begins growing mid-month when Drury Lane and Covent Garden theatres open. They start out at three performances a week in the evenings, then go to four nights a week, then five, until they play every night. Even young ladies and gentlemen attended, and it was a bet whether the tearful dramatic performances of such luminaries as Sarah Siddons were more popular than the comedic stylings of the clowns. And for a small fee, during the day, you could go behind the scenes for a tour.
Today, however, I am all atwitter for two reasons. First, perhaps by the time you read this, I will be a grandmother! Shocking, I know. I’m not entirely sure how that happened. But I am delighted and excited and clinging to that new-fangled contraption called the cell phone as I await word of the birth. It’s making it deucedly hard to type!
Second, it is my pleasure on behalf of both Marissa and me to invite you to our birthday ball! The chosing of ball gowns will commence on Tuesday, September 11, followed by dances, dalliances, and delights through Friday, September 14.
Please join us next week for fun and frolic as we celebrate another year of Nineteenteen!