Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Whigmaleerie Day

Wilsonville, the little one stop light town from whence cometh my mail, held it's second annual Whigmaleerie Day on October 29.  What is a whigmaleerie?  It's a term of Scottish origin which means a whim or a gimmick.  The town decided to hold the event to celebrate their Scottish heritage.  Apparently, John Wilson, the town's founder, was Scottish.  

They had a few booths for local craft and food vendors, an antique car and tractor show (with about 6 cars and a similar number of tractors),
 
an airplane flyover, and, the highlight for me, a performance by Birmingham Pipes and Drums.  It was a little chilly for a skirt, but they all were appropriately dressed.

3 comments:

Vivian said...

Whigmaleerie day....that is so cool! Thank you for this lesson on the town's tradition and the hot photo of the hot cars! What are the first 2 cars? I think I know the 3rd one, well, at least that is was made in the 50's, right?

And...that's not a skirt he's wearing. lol Love the sound of the bagpipes..as a matter of fact, methinks I like the sound of all instruments....they all have their own unique power.

Happy ( a bit late ) Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Eeyore said...

Thanks Viv. I have no idea what those cars are. I'd have to blow up the pic n see if I could read something.

Eeyore said...

After a very few minutes of internet searching (amazing what you can find so quickly) I'm convinced the red one, and probably both, are 1938 Chevrolet coupes.