Remember when the Great Wizard of Oz mentioned that he hobnobbed with other great wizards? Well last night we celebrated the birthday of one of those great wizards. Our dear friends, Larry and Margo came over for dinner so that we could honor the great Equestrian Wizard Lawrence Butler Shallcross www.lbshallcross.com and his lovely wife Margo Smith Shallcross http://www.gypsyhorseregistryofamerica.org/CMS/carded-judges-directory/54-carded-judges/32-margo-smith-shallcross. They are most delightful and dear friends……see post for Savanna, Georgia for pics and notes of one of our fun trips. We consider them part of the American Royalty due to the fact that Larry is the descendent of Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis (Nelly Washington) who was raised by George and Martha Washington as their daughter, even though she was really the granddaughter of Martha (George and Martha never had their own children). In fact one year while we are at their home celebrating our Nation’s Independence Day, Margo produced the “Lord’s Prayer” on parchment in a beautiful frame that once belonged to George Washington and sat on his bedside………WOW!
Margo is President of the board of Region Nine of the Arabian Horse Association http://region9aha.org/ and was the trainer of “The Black Stallion” ………… see what I mean about American Royalty!
Our lives are so much richer having them as friends and we so enjoy our escapades together.
August prepared the evening by gathering fresh herbs from the garden to create a marvelous curry for the lamb, which was served on a bed of Jasmine Rice with fresh Mint. Oh My………..the house smelled so divine!
We had some wonderful wines from the wine cellar and so enjoyed our delightful dinner.
Afterwards we made some yummy cappuccino and at the wonderful Wizard Cake topped with Fresh Fruit. It was a most special and delightful evening…………
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LARRY!
Please send slab of Wizard Cake to Media, PA– in dry ice. And perfect wine for Wizard cake. And matching wine glasses.
I clicked my heals together and it should be on its way!
Happy Birhday larry!! Hope you had anwesome day…..
Happy Birthday Larry! Hope your birthday wishes come true. That wizzard cake looks awsome!
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I looked skyward. And yes, yes I did see the Wizard’s balloon landing with the honoured guests on board. What excitement. Everything was simply, extravagantly beautiful. The cake a work of art. A celebration of friends. Cheers!! Virginia