Tolkien Birthday Toast

Dom Bettinelli started a Facebook group, Tolkien Birthday Toast. January 3, 2008 will be Tolkien’s 116th birthday. At 9:00 p.m. (your local time), you are invited to raise a glass in memory of The Professor.

He writes:

J.R.R. Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa on January 3, 1892. To celebrate this event, on this day each year Tolkien fans around the world, led by the Tolkien Society, are invited to raise a glass and toast the birthday of this much loved author of The Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, and the Silmarillion.

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.

Tolkien Society home page.

I was invited by Dom, and I went on to invite some select friends and family (so there is an interest cast of characters who have signed up so far!).

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