Well, we really did try to get a "real" banner ready to give to the Country Cut-ups, but due to technical problems, had to go with Plan B. We emailed the artwork for the banner to one of our club members who planned to make the banner, but unbeknownst to anyone, said email disappeared into the "ether" (or maybe a spam folder?) Once we realized that email had never reached its destination, we had very little time to figure out what to do.
The night before the dance, another club member told us that, where she used to dance, if a club didn't have a banner to give to a visiting club, the visiting club would just take the shirt off the Caller's back. So, that's exactly what the Country Cut-ups (there were 15 of them!) were given-- the shirt off of Richard Lane's back. Well, actually, it didn't come straight off of his back -- he probably perspires when he calls. So we gave them a suitable substitution complete with a Richard Lane badge!
Thanks for visiting us, Country Cut-ups, and being great sports about getting an unusual (but unique!) banner! We really enjoyed dancing with you :-)
Columbia River Dancers and our New Dancers visited R Square D last night for their St. Patrick's Day Dance last night and we had a fantastic time! This was our new dancers' very first dance, and R Square D folks were wonderful hosts! Dale & I have been to many R Square D dances, and the club members are always very friendly and fun. It may have been "Friday the 13th," but this was a LUCKY day for us -- we earned our very first banner. Yep, R Square D Square and Round Dance Club presented us with their very awesome banner that we will proudly hang at our dance tonight!
Nancy Smith is an avid Square Dancer, having been brought back into the activity over 3 years ago by her dad. She and her husband, Dale, together with Caller Richard Lane and his wife, Leslye, recently started a new Square Dance club in Vancouver, WA.