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Raising a Glass of Rum Punch in Honor of Jane’s Birthday — 34 Comments

  1. This is so fun, Marilyn. Thanks! I FEEL the enjoyment in what you share. So nice! So nice to offer such a groovy giveway, too. I hope I win!! lol. Merry Christmas!! (early) and Happy, Happy Birthday to our JANE!!! xxoo Karylee

  2. Thanks,Marilyn,for this post! Even though I don’t drink,I’ll raise a glass on this very special occasion!

    To Jane,you’ll never know the sheer joy and happiness your determined literary efforts have brought to our lives.

    So here’s to you,whatever part of the universe you reside in,hope you are looking down on us all,one eyebrow raised humorously at our efforts to find hidden meanings behind your wonderful words,probably too stunned to have your share of the conversation but secretly thrilled that your words are still alive,being read,enjoyed and celebrated!
    Happy Birthday!

  3. Mmmm….That does look good. Thank you, Marilyn. Too early in the morning for me to to come up with a clever toast, but I join you in celebrating Miss Austen’s birthday. 🙂

  4. Raising that glass Marilyn…to you and to Lady Jane! Merry Christmas to you and Happy Birthday to her!! Rum punch when I was younger was apple cider, cranberry juice, orange juice and spiced rum. 🙂 This one sounds much brighter.

    • Stephanie,
      Thank you so much, m’dear!!
      Love the sound of your rum punch recipe, too, and I may just have to try out that version… I’m in very much of a rum mood after having visited a lovely local book club last week and being served rum balls, LOL. Can’t get enough 😀 . Much love to you! xox

  5. Thank you for that recipe and for your books!

    Here’s to Jane and all the JAFF authors who have brought us countless hours of sheer enjoyment or angst! May you be enjoyed and loved for another 241 years!

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a healthy, happy and muse-filled year!

  6. Thank you Marilyn!!
    The punch sounds so good! I may have to go get me some rum!
    Your toast says it all! I also thank all the wonderfully talented authors ,like yourself, who has taken janes creations and built more wonderful 📚!
    I rise my glass to you all !

  7. Thank you for the rum punch recipe; it looks amazing! The moment I saw the words “rum punch,” I was immediately transported to Clarence ordering this drink in the bar in It’s a Wonderful Life. 😀

    Happy 241st, Miss Austen! You don’t seem a day over 200. Truly! 😉

    Thank you for this post, Marilyn!! Wishing you and everyone a joyous holiday season!!

    Warmly,
    Susanne, who is happily sipping her favorite organic strawberry tea on a rainy morning, thankful for both the tea and the rare treat of a soaking rain for us drought-ridden Southern Californians!

    • You’re most welcome for the recipe, Susanne!!
      Loved reading your witty toast 😀 and thinking of you finally getting some rain in SoCal! Thank goodness 😉 .
      xox Merry Christmas to you & yours!

  8. What a user friendly recipe! I’ll bet I can even sneak the ingredients into the nursing home where I live. Congratulations on the Illinois Teacher award. You should be very proud!

  9. Thanks for a lovely passage Marilyn! Cheers and a Happy Birthday to Jane Austen. My life is better for reading her books,which also lead me to finding you and many other talented authors.
    Wishing you the joys of the season and a happy, healthy and successful New Year. ❤️😘🎄xox

  10. I think I need this punch….right now! Work ends in 30 minutes so I have time to get all the ingredients and have some rum punch while I finish decorating the tree. A perfect evening! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I no longer indulge in alcoholic beverages due to a worry about conflicts with medication BUT if I were still doing that I am sure this is one recipe I would try. We do have several bottles of Jamaican Rum (one 151 proof) sitting in our liquor cabinet.

    Merry Christmas, Marilyn, & also all the readers here. Happy New Year, too.

    • Sheila,
      I can completely understand that! I’ve got to be careful about some med interactions as well… Ahhh, the joys that come with each new decade 🙂 .
      Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a blessed 2017!! xox

  12. The rum punch recipe sounds lovely, Marilyn. May have to try it at some point over the holiday season.

    To Jane, happy birthday. I think we’re all so sad that you were taken from this life at such a young age. Who knows what you may have gone on to write if you’d have lived as long as your sister Cassandra. Thanks for the legacy you left us and for inspiring so many modern day authors.

  13. Thank you for this post. The rum punch sounds delicious. I will have to try it. Maybe a recipe book Could be made of the wonderful recipes.

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