What a magnificent beginnin “the Story of Gondolin” was fer this season of the OAKS!!
…and just in case ya wants ta re-live it ..here ya can look at Miss Leddy’s drawings
This was a fulfillment of a dream that Pipes (as he was known on Laurelin aka Geoffroi) had & shared wit Holly his last few months in Middle Earth ….
and I hope all of you can appreciate the months dear Holly spent creatin these lyrics and feel the love Pipes left behind fer all of us in his music.
There be many fabulously talented folks in Middle Earth …and many sweet & kind folks playin t’gether.
But wit the Andune Ensemble ya gits BOTH! a wonderfully kind group …and an awesumly talented band of folks!
I am truly blessed ta be friends wit these good folks ….
and ta all of the Anduners thanks bunches fer an awesum September OAKS! ~cheers~
Another group that fits this description is a mighty fine bunch of multi-talented folks who will be comin in October ta the OAKS all the way from far-off Belly Gear …..when I welcome …
the Monsters of Mondbarden!
Yeah …yeah …yeah I no everyone agrees that these folks are kind and helpful ta so many of us ….but this be October
and their OAKS be on Saturday October 31!
A day when ……even dear friends turn …..a wee bit scary
But let me tell y’all why these kind folks be comin as monsters ….it all started one evenin in Oldfurlong when …
“dearie …dearie can you help me?”
I turned ta find a feeble ol’ lady behind me.
I asked her what was she doin here in Oldfurlong ..ta which she replied …
” this neighborhood must be a safe place to walk”
I looked at her seemingly innocent face but didnt completely trust her
so I asked her what did she mean by safe.
” well dearie I heard a lot of minstrels come to Oldfurlong and they can protect me while I look around for my lost walking stick”
oh noooo ….now she wants ta recruit the folks that come here ta relax and have fun ta find some kind of stick she lost.
then I says ta her that I’d help her find this stick so we left the stable-master, crossed the bridge, wandered around Brookbank Street and turned inta Chalk Road …
( took quite a while cause this lady surely luvs ta take it sloooow )
and finally found it at Toffeetoes’s burrow leanin against a tree that looked like that ol’ tree near Tom Bombadil.
ya know the one looks like a willow what seen sum hard times.
and what do ya think happened next …??
that sumwhat shady lady decided she’s gonna stay in Oldfurlong!
she said, “my name is Sara and I think I’ll stay here cause there is nothing scary around anywhere”
She had a wicked look in her eye that made the hair on my toes curl in a frightenin way
and I’m nervous wit her hangin around permanently so can ya folks help me out?
My dear friends of Mondbarden will do their part since they agreed ta all come as monsters but I need all of ya ta help cause I’m thinkin this Sara will be difficult ta get ta leave this neighborhood ~shivers~
can y’all come ta Oldfurlong fer the next OAKS in disguise like goblins, wights, brigands, orcs, or anythin else ya can think of ta scare off this Sara lady ….please
I’d be most happy ta help anyone who needs a bit of help findin a disguise ….just please …please …
please help me discourage her from stayin in Oldfurlong
This Sara lady is really scarey *cowers*
Nervous shakin hugs,