Among the many high points of socializing with NR fans was the great
Kipling-off across the dinner table that last evening. Our table had two
Kipling fans — Jim and Stuart, a father-son tag team from Florida — so I
and they did duelling poems for a while, to the great pleasure & instruction
of all present.
How people still love Kipling! This was really a poet for the people. Any
time I’m among a large group of Americans like this, there are always one or
two whose heads, like mine, are stuffed with yards and yards of memorized
Kipling. Is this an excuse to link to my own celebration of Old Eyebrows?
You bet; but
it’s true, just the same.
I am sorry to say the Derbs weren’t very diligent about taking cruise pics
last week – proper ones, I mean, with NR cruisers. Anybody that *was*, we’d
be glad to see their pics. Anyway, here are Mr & Mrs on one of the islands. (Rosie is going through a
Janet Jackson phase — so far, thank goodness, without any wardrobe