Happy 445th birthday to The Bard!
Here's what our card to Will says,
"Master William Shakespeare,
Happy birthday to thee. 'Tis past time for us to make merry in full measure, cuz. Dost thou wish to be feted? Be not unsatisfied with thy silver-threaded beard and moth-eaten cloak and partieth anon. Hither comest all thine admirers, cohorts, and toady vassals.
How now? 'Tis an affliction to acknowledge the harsh light of truth... Alas, ye shan't stir in thy fetid catacomb. Thy pen is dry. Thy sweet words are no more as a comet that has blazed the night sky with glorious wonder but now is cold and dark forevermore. Oh, hearts! Prithee, rejoice again!
Master Will, ye shall be jubilated in taverns with our countrymen tonight! We toast happy birthday to ye!"
Being avid Bardoloters, we visited Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare's hometown, in '04. Here are some of our favorite Stratford sites.