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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Guy Fawkes Night and New Knights!

Lady Suzanne and I had the privilege of attending our first ever Guy Fawkes / Bonfire night.
Our gracious hosts were Sir Steve and Lady Mary Ann of Powers (they don't know that they're Knights yet, but the invitation is forthcoming -- plus, they've already paid half their dues by buying us ale). Below is Sir Steve (Sorry, didn't capture an image of Lady Mary Ann).

Even though it was held a few days after the official night of November 5th, everyone chanted:

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and Plot.
I know no reason why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

Then we tossed old Guy into the bonfire...

and lit the sky with rockets.

I imagine that Sir Davyd himself would have been very proud of Sir Steve and Lady Mary Ann's party which included ale, lager, mulled beer, fizzy pop, and copious amounts of food and sweets.

For those of you who missed the complete story of Guy Fawkes / Bonfire Night, check out Sir Dayvd's excellent post of November 5.

Sir Bowie and Lady Suzanne "A penny for the Guy" of Greenbriar


  1. A mini "Burning Man" celebration transferred from the dessert of Nevada to Indiana. I have been to one of the Burning Man festivals north of Reno and was an experience I'll never forget. Looks like this has potential. An annual event to look forward to.

    Sir Richard of Windsor

  2. Splendid Job.. that "Guy" looked awfully like Sir Hook after 3 Newcastle Browns.. :)) Did you model it on him ???

    Looked like Great Fun...

    The whole Decree about Guy Fawkes...fitted in well with the huge Autumn Bonfires which were held in each village, to burn off all the "Small" wood, blown down by gales or remnants that couldn't be used for building or firewood. Stuff like Twigs Branches and brush.

    The Crackle and warmth of a bonfire is one of the most primal human things to witness and feel.

    Sir Dayvd ( always going to Blazes ) of Oxfordshire...

  3. Excellent evening Sir Bowie! Interesting about Sir Steve and Lady Mary Ann. We've known them for years through school and church. They attend St. Johns in Newburgh too. Go Catholics!

    Sir D, I'm insulted that you think I look like the Guy after only 3 Newcastle's. Don't you know it's 4?!

    We had our own Guy Fawkes bonfire that same evening at my fire pit in our woods behind the house with myself, Lady Allwinky, Sir Richard the Lion Heart of Beavercreek and Lady Traci of Pong. Much fun singing in the cool clear night roasting by the fire while drinking Dirty Bastard Ale and eating Smores!

    Sir D, you're right! Nothing like the primal call of a bonfire at night!

  4. A good time had by all - except the Guy of course!
    Hopefully this will become an annual tradition for Sir Bowie and me - a handsome husband, friends, food, ales what more can a Lady wish for?

    Lady Suzanne of Greenbriar

  5. Sir Hook of Warrick, you and your lady will have to join our Bonfire Night next year. I love your blog and we are honored to be a part of it!! Yes, Go Catholics, we know how to party!
    Excited to be...
    Lady Mary Ann and Sir Steve

  6. Lady Mary Ann and Sir Steve,

    Thank you for the official invitation to burn the Guy at next year's festivities. Lady Allwinky and myself will be honored to attend!

    Sir Hook and Lady Allwinky of Warrick