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Thread #86673   Message #1615006
Posted By: Folkiedave
27-Nov-05 - 06:47 PM
Thread Name: Morris Dancers-why do you dance?
Subject: RE: Morris Dancers-why do you dance?
I too took up the habit - I have since stopped.

For many years I was asked this question by students of mine who saw me dancing in Sheffield.

I used to answer as follows:

It keeps me reasonably fit and gives me a reason to go to the pub which my wife does not question.

I have been all around Europe, met civic and country's leaders. I have often been offered (and I confess accepted) the most stunning hospitality summed up with the legendary Sheffield City cry, "No more champagne for me!". (The team went to South America - I was not with them).

I have met some great people from all over the world at festivals and morris weekends, and some of these have been extremely attractive members of the opposite sex. Only the fact that I am married has stopped me wanting to take advantage of this.

To sum up, I have had a wonderful twenty odd years of travel, alcohol and so on........

I then used to ask what they did.

The usual answer was, "I follow Wednesday!"

(For those who do not know who "Wednesday" are, they are purportedly a football (soocer) team from Sheffield).