The word “hospitality” always makes me think of the 1954 movie Brigadoon when the father Andrew Campbell tells his daughter, Fiona to go to the market to get everything needed for her sister’s wedding:

“Attend to the marketing. Buy everything that’s needed for the weddin’ supper.”

Aye, but remember, my aim is to be hospitable not philanthropic.”

It’s such a Scottish thing to say. It’s okay to be hospitable but be frugal, be careful, don’t go giving everything away. My Scottish ancestors would approve.


    • I love your interpretation of that quote. “You can’t give from an empty pot” I always thought of it as my stingy Scottish ancestors would say, be generous but be frugal. I like your interpretation better. Thanks.


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