Epiphany’s Little Mischief  


Marino Simioni
Hosts
Paul Schaub and Gerard Lavelle
January 2017

  
©Photos by Lois Siegel


Gerard Lavelle, Jeanne d'Arc Sharp
Gayle Jabour, Lise Boisvenu Lyscom


Gayle Davidson, Sandy Davidson
Gayle Jabour, Paul Schaub


Moira Dexter, Eileen Patterson
Melina Pugsley, Gayle Davidson


Eileen Patterson, Hermina Wang
Nijole Kauslauskas-Deskin, Patricia Woods


Moira Dexter, Paul Schaub, Suzanne Gumpert, Michael Pare


Patricia Woods,
Jean-Guy Dumoulin, Gerard Lavelle


Diane Bovin


Gerard Lavelle, Elizabeth Bokor, Kym Ashton


Stewart MacDermaid, Lise Boisvenu Lyscom


Bill Pugsley, Anne Hewat


Albert Benoit, Fatos Baudouin


André Malard and Ingrid McCarthy


Nijole Kauslauskas-Deskin, Suzanne Gumpert


Elizabeth Bokor, Kym Ashton


Charles Villanyi Bokor, Stewart MacDermaid


Hermina Wang, Yale Cheng


Kym Ashton, Jean-Guy Dumoulin


Suzanne Gumpert, Albert Benoit


Moira Dexter, Bill Pugsley 


Lise Boisvenu Lyscom, Mike Lyscom


Albert Benoit
Dr. Rosemarie Hoey


Sandy Davidson,
Gayle Jabour


Yale Cheng, Jean-Guy Dumoulin


Gerard Lavelle, Ingrid McCarthy


Albert Benoit, Stewart MacDermaid


Marc Baudouin


Dennis Deskin


Anne Hewat


Art by Bhat Boy

Indeed, 'twas mischief afoot with spirit and spirits, Irish,
literary and otherwise.  A touch of blarney and lashings of irony too. Perfect for Epiphany with so many riffs on the  word and
The Dubliners.

Many of you enjoyed Professor Rosemarie Hoey in the back room providing a gloss on James Joyce.  The Dubliners, in fact, is a book of losers. Almost all characters in the short stories and novella, "The Dead”, are losers. Paul and  Gerard, however, consider all our guests WINNERS, every one of you. Our WINNER friends  who pulled us, cheered us, through the disastrous  2016! You invited us to your homes, you invited us to dine out, you treated us to fun events, and you showered us with many gifts, chief of which have been your bright minds and laughing company.

How’s that for a touch of mischief? How’s that for an ‘epiphany' or explosion of recognition?

The celery in spoon holder, the silver wrapped candies, the Christmas cake (instead of plum pudding) all come from Joyce’s book and John Houston’s film, The Dead, and, of course, the feast of the Epiphany, Little Christmas. The Bewley’s box and Bushmill’s were added touches. And since Paul and Gerard wished to  thank winners, all these touches created cheery motifs to wrap around our appreciation.

So much more mischief around Epiphany but that’s for you, if you wish, to explore in a fine, sparkling 2017.

Paul and Gerard carouse to your health! 


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