Before she began leading imaginary tours, Laetitia and Granny went on a walking tour in Scotland led by tour guides, Gordon and John. At the tour’s farewell dinner, she gave a toast in verse. The toast was in the form Robert Burns used for his poem, Scotch Drink, rather than the limerick form, but she decided to post selected stanzas anyway. Here are the introductory verses:
As soon it is, we’ll be departin’
From this, the land that wears the tartan
To go back where lives Dolly Parton,
The land where we dwell,
It’s time we toasted John and Gordon
Who led us well.
But let us pause before we give it
With hot toddy from a trivet,
Or Macallan or Glenlivet
In lifted glass
To reflect, and, thus, relive it,
The week just passed.