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7387A toast! A toast!

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  • Stolzi@aol.com
    Jan 3, 2003
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      On January 3rd Tolkien fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and
      toast the birthday of this much loved author at 21:00 ("9 pm") local time.

      The toast is "The Professor".
      <A HREF="http://www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/index.html">Eleventy-one Birthday Toast</A>
      For those unfamiliar with British toast-drinking ceremonies:

      To make the Birthday Toast, you stand, raise a glass of your choice of drink
      (not necessarily alcoholic), and say the words 'The Professor' before taking
      a sip (or swig, if that's more appropriate for your drink). Sit and enjoy the
      rest of your drink.

      Chris Crawshaw, the Chair of the Tolkien Society, which has members in 43
      countries said "I'm looking forwards to raising a glass of single malt to the
      memory of the Professor and in fellowship with fans around the world".

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