Today is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birthday. He was born in 1756 and his music is just as extraordinary today as it was when he was alive. In honor of his memory, I hope you get to listen to some of his music.
It may sound crazy but have you ever gone to a Mozart's birthday party? I had the honors of attending one in his Memory in Maine in the 1990's. It was a masquerade ball! I wore a long black evening gown and I carried my mask with pink feathers!
THIS IS ME!!!
They served the finest Champagne with Strawberries and the music was divine! All night long I got to see live musicians perform Mozart's Classics. I listened, danced, and had FUN! From what they told us, Mozart was quite comical and loved to play games. We played Musical Chairs and it was hysterical watching women in gowns and men in costumes wearing wigs playing such a silly children's game. But it was fun!
My friend Denise, the Camp Nurse and I ditched our camp clothes and got dressed up for the ball. We had fun, sipping champagne (much better than camp bug juice), meeting distinguished guests like this Professor from the University, and other people dressed up for the occasion.
This guy made me laugh. Neither one of us knew how to dance to that old time music but boy did we have fun making up the dance our way!
Here's me and Denise with our masks on. We worked at Wyonegonic Camps in Denmark, Maine. After the Masquerade Ball we found some old barn and heard music. We were curious and discovered there were people inside clogging! Until that day, I never heard there was such a thing as clogging to music! We both picked up a couple of guys who were trying to teach us and we laughed, and laughed all night long!
So that's it for Throwback Thursday. I hope I brought you a smile or some laughter. Life is short. Have fun! Dance and don't worry about what you're wearing, how you dance, if you can dance, or who you're dancing with - nobody is perfect! Believe it or not there were days when wearing a mask was FUN! This too shall pass... Happy Thursday one and all --- Patricia