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Greenmead Historical Park
An Irish Tea Party

The Livonia Historical Commission organized an Irish Rose Tea in the Alexander Blue House. at Greenmead. It was a quaint affair with a room full of fancy-dressed ladies, in the tradition of a long-gone era.

The hosts promised the ladies ”entertainment provided by traditional Irish artists”. Someone had the notion that such entertainment should include a storyteller, and someone else thought that storyteller should be me.

I had about a ½ hour warning that they wanted me at the Blue House. When I arrived, they sat me down in a rocky chair in the middle of the dining room, and told me I should tell a five minute story. And I did. It was a story which may or not have been appropriate for a room full of ladies, but I told it anyway!

I may or may not get invited to an Irish Tea Party again.

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David and Leprechaun
David with Liam, the extralarge leprechaun, at the Motor City Irish Festival.
Photograph by Linda McDonnell