Dickens Birthday Luncheon - February 5, 2013

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Nineteen of us braved the bitter cold to celebrate the “Inimitable”’s 201st birthday at “L'Usine de Spaghetti” in Old Montreal. Their back room called “Place Dickens”, with its picture of Dickens, stone walls and shelves of antique books was the perfect setting for our festivities. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. Louise and Sylvia made toasts to Dickens’ immortal memory. (Sylvia: “A toast was made to Ellie.  She has worked tirelessly and with incredible enthusiasm to reinstate the Montreal branch of the Dickens fellowship.  With her wealth of knowledge about Dickens, she has done a wonderful job on enlightening us on many fascinating details about his novels and personal life.”)  Ellie read a short funny piece she wrote based on “A Tale of Two Cities” called “Mademoiselle Defarge’s Wool Shoppe”. Margaret regaled us with" Ode to an Expiring Frog" from Pickwick. The “Golden Stagers” gave a hilarious performance of “Bardell VS Pickwick”. A big thank-you to all.  Everyone enjoyed a delicious birthday cake with a great photo of Dickens on it. Thank-you Louise! There were seven door prize winners and we raised $30.00  for the Tiny Tim Fund of the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Everyone was well pleased with the venue and had a really fun time. Please check out the photos of the event in our photo gallery!  Dickens Birthday Luncheon