|G. Oliver Riggs makes his appearance, aided by his great-great grandson Elias.|
Here’s a video of my introduction to the event, followed by the first performer, Elias, on piano.
This Norwegian schottische by Amy, Doug, Synneva and Halvor added some international flair to the evening:
As did the Steve and Sebastian duet, “Back in the USSR.”
My friend Myrna made the macarons; she’s become quite the macaron maven over the last several months (she also plays the mandolin, which makes me think there’s a children’s book amid all the alliteration). Here’s a link to one of her recent blog posts, Macarons – A Visual Treat!. She made a special flavor just for the occasion, black licorice, which she cleverly arranged to look like music notes on a staff.
|Myrna’s macarons – mmmmmmm!|