Our lovely Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne now for 60 years. I can remember the coronation day. I was four years old, and in a children's home. We were all given coronation mugs to mark the occasion. Very nice they were too as I recall. We were allowed to hold our mugs for a few minutes and then they were taken away for 'safe keeping'. I never saw my mug again after that. What was that all about? Search me!
A television had been installed in the housemothers room. We kids had never seen a TV before. We were very graciously allowed by the housemother, 'Auntie May', to stand, one at a time at the room door and watch a few moments of the coronation service. How kind of 'Auntie May' to allow us to see a bit of our countries history unfold! Then we were all packed off to play, while she watched the ceremony in peace.
Not sure that I really knew what the heck was going on, except that there was a lot of excitement about Elizabeth becoming Queen. It wasn't as exciting as pancake day though, or Shrove Tuesday to give it it's proper name. We got pancakes with sugar and lemon juice. Actually what we got was one pancake, but it was very nice. A bit of a wait though, for the next time Shrove Tuesday came around.
I don't know what game I was playing while her Majesty was being crowned, but it was probably cowboys and Indians, or maybe fighting Germans in a war. Most likely I would have been a cowboy, running around pretending to be on horseback and smacking my own backside with pretend reins!
Your Majesty, I'm sorry I missed most of your coronation. Blame 'Auntie May', she hogged the television to herself. Probably drinking cooking sherry while she did so. I am going to watch today's celebrations on the TV with Tricia and extremely handsome son George. Hope that makes up for your disappointment that I missed the last lot.
I love you Queen. I hope God does what we all keep asking him to do and saves you!
Oh by the way, talking about cowboys. I wanted to be one again today.