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Archive for April, 2006

Hug an elderly person

Posted by Marilyn on April 21, 2006

This may be an incredibly unorthodox title for a posting but stay with me because there is a point.

My father was 83 when he died in 2003, and he was in a nursing home for 2 of those last years. In that time, I found that he was treated as though he was hard of hearing (he wasn't) and that while his needs were being met, at times he wasn't treated with the dignity of being listened to. Today, the Queen turns 80, and she is still vibrant, capable and going strong and we can only hope that she continues to exhibit that kind of strength for many years to come. Were she not the Queen would she be treated with the same amount of respect at her age? It's hard to tell. I think we tend to dismiss elderly people, and sometimes this may prematurely age them. When visiting the nursing home, I saw this many many times and it made me incredibly sad. It still does thinking about it now.

The Queen is a credit to her age and she shows us that just because someone is elderly doesn't mean they're not capable.

So, in honor of the Queen's 80th birthday, hug an elderly person today.

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And yet more trivia about the Queen

Posted by Marilyn on April 20, 2006

The Queen's 80th birthday seems to bring out all sorts of miscellaneous facts about her. 

Happy Birthday, Lilibet 

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Prince William: King of the Chavs

Posted by Marilyn on April 13, 2006

What tha dilly yo? I guess I'm not up on the vernacular of todays youth, because I don't have a clue what a chav is.

Here I thought I was hip with my bling bling, chilling in my crib with my boo. I guess I'm just stunting.

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Fast facts about the Queen

Posted by Marilyn on April 12, 2006

Just when we thought we knew all there was to know about the Queen….

80 facts about the Queen 

*cough* *cough* *cough* 

Royal Trivia 

More Royal Trivia 

Royal Trivia Time!

Here's More Royal Trivia!

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Online exhibit of photographs to celebrate the Queen’s 80th Birthday

Posted by Marilyn on April 5, 2006

If you're like me, and unable to make it to London to see the exhibit celebrating the Queen's 80th Birthday, The Royal Collection has made photographs from the exhibit available online:

An Exhibition of Photographs to Celebrate the 80th birthday of HM The Queen 

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