From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Dare, kiss or promise? How Elizabeth II chose the last

Some Interesting News...



The Daily Telegraph (UK), by Charles Moore
April 15, 2006

Have you noticed that modern Britain is the most matriarchal society in the history of the world? The four most famous figures in the public service since the war have been women - the Queen Mother, the Queen, Diana, Princess of Wales and Margaret Thatcher. Since the death of Winston Churchill more than 40 years ago, no British man has come near any of these four in the attention he can command.

Read more here: Dare, kiss or promise? How Elizabeth II chose the last

Elizabeth made a promise to the people of Great Britain and the British Commonwealth that she would spend her life in service to them, and she has kept her word.

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CONTENTMENT: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry, live simply, expect little, give much, sing often, pray always, forget self, think of others and their feelings, fill your heart with love, scatter sunshine. These are the tried links in the golden chain of contentment.
(Author unknown)

IT IS STILL BEST to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasure; and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
(Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957)

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