Every meeting begins with a toast. Since this dinner gathering at Houlihan's' in Columbia is devoted to the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, the first toast honors Sherlock Holmes' nemesis, Irene Adler.
"To Sherlock Holmes she was always the woman," Doyle wrote.
With that in mind, Jacquelynn Morris started the September meeting of Watson's Tin Box with a toast to the woman.
"She may just be a character who annoys all of us," said the Laurel resident.
More toasts follow, this time focused on Dr. Watson's forbearance.
"Watson says, 'I think…' and Sherlock says, 'It's about time,'" said Beth Austin, of Gaithersburg, who...