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Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Queen's Reign

April 30, 2011
What a beautiful morning we are having here in my little part of New England.  Do you realize that today is the last day of April?  How is that the Winter months dragged by, while a third of Spring is already gone?  It feels like the song "Don't Blink."  Every time you blink, a part of life scoots right by and you've missed it. 

Did you all notice how lovely Queen Elizabeth looked yesterday?  A friend sent me some facts about the Queen, and I looked them up on the web.  Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Mountbatten-Windsor (Elizabeth II) was born in 1926, and acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952.  She has spent 59 years on the throne, and if she is still Queen  on September 10, 2015, she will become the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom or its predecessor states.

Queen Elizabeth II has occupied the throne through twelve of our presidents.  Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama.  In my lifetime, there was only one more president, Franklin D. Roosevelt (in office when I was born).  I find this absolutely amazing!

I remember having the day off from school so that we could watch/or listen to the Queen's coronation ceremony.  We were lucky enough to have a brand new black and white television back then, and could watch it.  Here are a couple of photos of the Queen that I got off the web.  The first is from her coronation and the second was taken at yesterday's royal wedding. 

I know I sound like a history buff, but I'm not really, although I do enjoy learning about people and things and their backgrounds.  There is so much educational learning available to all of us and it is free!!   We just need to take the time to look for it.  It pleases me to know that my youngest granddaughter loves to read about historical people, places and events. 

I am also excited about our new birds.  A few days ago, Joe hung up our new hummingbird feeder, and the very next day, we had our first hummingbird.  Yesterday, I cleaned the kitchen windows so that I could try to get some photos.  However, I guess I left streaks on the glass because my photos did not come out very good.  I will clean the windows again and keep trying. 

The morning is flying by, and I have things to do here.  Tonight, it's back to work for Bonzo here.  First on my list is the dishes.  I confess, I left them last night.  Having been up since 4 am, I was exhausted by supper time, so Tootsie and I went to bed very early.  Now it's time to pay the piper for the extra sleep. 

Tomorrow, I will be posting the GI Blog Train for May.  It was a Designer's Choice, and it is packed with all sorts of fabulous scraps for you.  Till then, Y'all have a marvelous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


seamhead gypsy said...

Not a thing wrong with even being a little bit of a history buff Edna.

The Queen Jester said...

She is still a beautiful woman, but now my tiara just seems inadequate.