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#63013 - 03/30/02 12:35 PM The last Victorian
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Just read on the news that Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, died today at the age of 101. It's particularly sad given that she lost her younger daughter, Margaret, only a few weeks ago.


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#63014 - 03/30/02 12:40 PM Re: The last Victorian
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I once knew a woman that lived to be 101. Her comment? "This has gone on entirely too long." May the Queen Mum find rest at last.


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#63015 - 03/30/02 01:32 PM Re: The last Victorian
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Just yesterday, a man who works for me, shared a picture of the Queen Mum and himself as they met in 1941. What a sad day to be sure. And for those doing the math, the man in question is 83 years old. He is a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.


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#63016 - 03/30/02 02:01 PM Re: The last Victorian
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I've got a nice bit of footage of her on Super-8 that my dad took of her back in '64. Considering there were few televiosion reporters back in those days most of the other photos of her that day woudl have been Black and White stills. I really shoudl dig it out some time and transfer it to CD.


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#63017 - 03/30/02 04:00 PM Re: The last Victorian
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More sad news...I know the Queen Mother was held in a special esteem by her countryman. My condolences to all our British friends at her passing.

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#63018 - 03/30/02 05:19 PM Re: The last Victorian
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My condolences to all our British friends at her passing.
From me, also. I do know that among other things, she loved horses, so that put her in my good graces!


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#63019 - 03/30/02 06:52 PM Re: The last Victorian
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She also loved gin. Well-preserved, don't they call it?

She was an institution, and the world will seem a strange place to all the currently living generations without her.

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#63020 - 03/30/02 11:36 PM Re: The last Victorian
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Hear hear.

I still can't believe it. She epitomized what it means to be royal. While I'm still loyal to those who remain, I feel that none of them (bar the Queen) can hold a candle to her. With her death comes the death of an era. Somehow I never thought about her really dying, though I knew it was inevitable - she seemed as though she'd always be there.

She's that rare thing, a legend in her own time. She will go down in the history books as one of the great women of all time.


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#63021 - 03/31/02 06:42 AM Re: The last Victorian
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A serene woman who, despite finding herself on the throne (allegedly against her wishes), never lost her perspective and served as an example to all.

I am not a royalist (or any sort of "ist" really), but credit given where credit is due. I feel Elizabeth has many of her mother's qualities. Long may she live.

stales


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#63022 - 04/01/02 07:41 AM An ignorant US'n, here
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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
A serene woman who, despite finding herself on the throne

Okay, I'm confused. The Queen Mother's name was also Elizabeth? And she also reigned as Queen? But I thought the current queen was Elizabeth II. So wouldn't that have made her mother Elizabeth I? Yet I thought E. I's reign was hundreds of years ago...



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