Category Archives: Lest we forget

Mum’s the Word

dedicated to my mother Mary Jane who now is a resident of Heaven… by Ian Leslie      I owe this woman the supreme debt. Life itself. I have no doubt, given the deplorable circumstances surrounding my first three years, that … Continue reading

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May Day in England 1851

This depiction is Queen Victoria holding little Prince Arthur who has Lily of the Valley (or Muguet des Bois) in his right hand to present to the Duke of Wellington (whose name was Arthur, as well!). The Duke is also … Continue reading

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L’Chaim ~ To Life !

I don’t very often redirect my readers to other blogs but I do when I know that the interest of my readers would be keen on another. This time it happens to be another one of my blogs. The entry … Continue reading

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On…

The wearin’ o’ the green is essential. Go green! Check out http://ilovecastles.blogspot.com For more on St. Patrick’s Day!  

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Making Christmas ?

People everywhere are doing something tonight to make this holiday one that they will cherish and hopefully share those memories with loved ones and friends that mean the most to them. I would urge everyone, however, to take a little … Continue reading

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9/11 seventeen years later

I believe for my regular readers it is common knowledge that I was on my very first grand castle tour when 9/11 happened. Many years have passed and the most memorable event for me was coming home to Denver a … Continue reading

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A Worthy Woman

June 2nd of this year will be the 65th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. Congratulations on many years of faithful service to your many subjects. May your remaining years be filled with peace and happiness.   …her worth is far … Continue reading

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To My Mother

Each birthday is a precious gift             bestowed by Heaven above,                             Reminding us of God’s concern His kindness and His love! Miss you everyday more and more… Your daughter,  

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Do They Still Say It?

Do You Respect Our Flag ? It is time to reintroduce the pledge of allegiance in our public and private schools again. Many people, I have found out, do not have it memorized. Meanwhile, I could say it in my … Continue reading

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The Other England

 by Canon E.W. Eyden Behind the dark Satanic mills that spoil our native land, Behind the dismal city streets where crowded houses stand, There lies another country that’s grounded in the past, Where rootless city folk still dream they’ll find … Continue reading

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