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26 March 2018 / leggypeggy

Poor John relieved he didn’t have to dance

There was no chance I was going to get Poor John up on the dance floor, but we still had a fantastic time at the wedding of Keith and Carol.

I worked with Keith for many years in the 1990s, and was delighted when we were invited to attend their celebrations in Adelaide.

It was a union of a Scotsman and an Irish lass, so the guests (including many of Carol’s family from Ireland) were treated to kilts, some speeches in Gaelic and the most wonderful Irish dancing by a troupe from the Roberts Academy.

Keith and Carol

Keith and Carol

That’s why I’m writing this post. I had enough sense to catch most of one of the performances. What a treat.

Keith and Carol did a routine too. You can see that Keith is not a born dancer. Full marks to him for making the effort. We wish them our warmest congratulations. They make a great match! No honeymoon just yet while Carol’s family is still enjoying Australia.

P.S. Poor John’s last appearance on the dance floor was in 1982 when he was dragged on stage in Tahiti by a dancer wearing a grass skirt and a couple of coconuts.

 

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  1. Yvonne / Mar 26 2018 10:55 pm

    And now, we have Poor Keith. He’s a good sport, eh?

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  2. beetleypete / Mar 26 2018 11:28 pm

    Those Irish dancers are great. Always mesmerising to watch. And Keith almost kept up with Carol too. Well done to him.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2018 7:18 am

      Keith gave it such a good effort and it was easy to see how they worked together.

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  3. gerard oosterman / Mar 27 2018 12:01 am

    Have you still got the video of Poor John dancing in Tahiti? The Irish dancers were great. I felt like a Guinness extra stout.

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2018 7:19 am

      I probably still have an old snap of Poor John looking totally uncomfortable on stage in Tahiti. One day I’ll plow through the drawers of old pics.

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  4. WidgersWonderings / Mar 27 2018 12:44 am

    Love Carol’s beautiful dress. Sounds like a fun wedding.

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2018 7:20 am

      Her dress was gorgeous. It has a little bolero-style jacket which is what Keith is holding in the still pic.

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  5. Dreamtemples / Mar 27 2018 1:14 am

    Enjoyed both the videos very much, Peggy! Keith and Carol make a lovely couple!

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  6. gizzylaw / Mar 27 2018 1:43 am

    How FUN!!!! Love the dancing and even Keith’s attempt at dancing. Such days are wonderful.

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2018 7:53 am

      We had a fantastic time. Well worth driving 1200 kilometres to get there.

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  7. dfolstad58 / Mar 27 2018 1:46 am

    Grass skirt and coconuts eh? My mind does wander lol

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2018 7:21 am

      I figured that was enough information for anyone to ‘get the picture’.

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  8. pvcann / Mar 27 2018 1:47 am

    Such delightful fun nonetheless, great share

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  9. lexklein / Mar 27 2018 2:40 am

    Surely there is a photo or video of Poor John dancing in Tahiti! I believe one of my husband’s last performances was doing the haka in New Zealand decades ago alongside some ladies also in grass skirts and swinging some big puffy white balls. 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2018 7:23 am

      I remember taking a photo of him on stage, but no idea where it is. Time for a search. I bet our husbands would get along just fine!

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  10. Zambian Lady / Mar 27 2018 2:41 am

    Keith is a superstar! When will he appear on Dancing with the Stars? He was a sport.

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  11. trE / Mar 27 2018 4:20 am

    Kudos to them! Congratulations to Keith and Carol!

    Haha. He really gave it a go, at least he did!

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  12. Curt Mekemson / Mar 27 2018 9:35 am

    I’m sort of with Poor John on this one, Peggy. Although I apparently shake a leg more often that he does. –Curt

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2018 12:27 pm

      I think a lot of men are with you and Poor John. I don’t begrudge it.

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      • Curt Mekemson / Mar 28 2018 10:03 am

        I have a post coming up in the next few weeks where I describe when I took dancing lessons in high school, Peggy…

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      • leggypeggy / Mar 28 2018 1:00 pm

        I’ll try to be patient. It may force my hand to tell Poor John’s dancing class story.

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  13. Chris Riley / Mar 27 2018 11:05 am

    They both did a great job of the wedding dance. Weddings are so much fun, but for me part of that is the dancing. It’s a shame poor John won’t stand opposite to you on the dance floor and bob his head up and down, just so as you can say you danced with your partner.

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2018 2:47 pm

      It’s okay Chris. There’s always someone who will give me a dance, but Poor John comes through when it comes to hanging out laundry, doing dishes, washing windows, vacuuming. You get the idea!

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  14. a mindful traveler / Mar 27 2018 5:48 pm

    Looks like great fun. 🙂

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  15. Green Global Trek / Mar 27 2018 5:52 pm

    Can totally relate as wild horses could not get Ben onto the dance floor. (One of his worst fears… he will be pulled up by someone to dance…)

    Peta

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2018 6:13 pm

      Tell Ben I promise not to drag him onto a dance floor.

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  16. sidilbradipo1 / Mar 27 2018 7:11 pm

    Happy Wedding! Congratulations 😀
    Irish dances, love them so much, Poor John (Travolta) is fantastic 😆
    Ciao
    Sid

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  17. Osyth / Mar 27 2018 9:05 pm

    True love is shown in so many ways …. Keith trying so hard (and publicly) is surely testimony to his devotion to his new bride. My husband is almost as good as he is on the dance floor (our kitchen actually because he would never venture to dance in public but he knows how much I love to and so he tries at home) … the Irish Dancers are fantastic – I’m a smitten kitten when it comes to good Irish dancing and it was a joy to watch this fabulous troupe 😊

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2018 9:57 pm

      I’ve known Keith for many years and you are spot-on when you say that dance is testimony to his devotion. Good to know your hubby is prepared to sway around the kitchen. Poor John is almost verging on dance at the gym. The new instructor is Indonesian and she likes us to shake our booty. He’ll probably be on the receiving end of catcalls fairly soon. Our gym buddies follow this blog and there were already a few comments this morning.

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      • Osyth / Mar 27 2018 10:58 pm

        My husband feels his pain but it’s all in a good cause – staying slim and trim and in good flexible health is so important as we notch up those decades.

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      • leggypeggy / Mar 27 2018 11:40 pm

        The slim-and-trim argument got Poor John to the gym for the first time in years.

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  18. weezaj / Mar 27 2018 10:34 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS – KEITH H?!?!?!?!?!

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  19. Carol / Mar 28 2018 12:59 am

    The bride’s dress was lovely and their dance, memorable and it looks like a fun time was had by all dancing or not 🙂

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  20. Superduque777 / Mar 30 2018 5:05 am

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  21. Phil Huston / Apr 1 2018 6:26 am

    Keith had on pants! He should have gone commando kilt to show his Scottish, um, qualifications? The grass skirt and coconuts is the real story here. Something like that would put a healthy fear of dancing in even the bravest and most inebriated!

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  22. J.D. Riso / Apr 2 2018 9:14 am

    Now that’s an interesting wedding. Poor John missed out. Too bad you haven’t got video of him with the Tahitian dancer. 🤣

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 2 2018 9:50 am

      Somewhere, buried at the bottom of a shoe box, there is a photo of him on stage looking horribly uncomfortable.

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  23. jeanleesworld / Apr 3 2018 11:34 am

    LOL, oh how lovely! I’m thrilled you and Poor John had such a beautiful time with friends. Bo and I aren’t much for dancing either, but if Glenn Miller’s playing “Moonlight Serenade,” we’re there. 😉

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  24. Rachel McAlpine / Apr 5 2018 5:05 am

    Drop that label right now. I can’t see any poor John. I only see brave loving learning adventurous John.

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  25. Sy S. / Apr 6 2018 10:00 am

    I enjoyed watching the dancing videos… the group of dancers at the top of the page and even Keith and Carol’s wedding dance.

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 6 2018 2:16 pm

      I had a few other videos, but these two are by far the best. Glad you liked them.

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