So, this is living vicariously, I guess. I have been getting her a Lego Advent Calendar each year for the last … you got it … 4-years. She was NOT expecting one this year. So, that came as a big surprise for her. She is redecorating her room and doesn’t have places to put them all.
The 2 chocolate calendars is also a tradition. One was never enough. So, I give her two. It is not like I spoil her.
The justifiably legendary
“We shall fight on the beaches” speech.
I guess I am on record, on this blog, as saying, 2.5-years ago, that he was my GREATEST hero.
That indeed has to be the case. He gives me goose bumps, inspiration and fortitude. I admire him much, for his leadership, courage, intellect, oratory, humor and above all his writing. Boy, could he write. Wish I could write like that. Yes, of course, I know of his supposed failings. He probably would not have liked me much — just because of the color of my skin! Pity. But, in a way he was a product of his era when Britain truly did rule the Empire. I also attribute the rumors as to his supposed ‘gayness’ to a British ‘thing’ of ‘that era’! It was commoner than most would appreciate.
What a MAN. To I, it was he who made sure WE won WWII. Whether they knew it or not, all the other key players were led (by their nose (most of the time) by Dear Winston.
Yes, I have paid him the highest compliment that I can. I named a gorgeous, very regal Golden after him. My ‘Winston’ from 1998.
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This was totally unexpected. It had been a warm, sunny day.
Then, BANG, 2:09pm — LOSE POWER.
Coincidentally we had also lost power on November 29 three years ago — in 2014.
We were without power for 3.5 hours. Not funny. They said power was likely to be restored 3:45pm. At 4pm I hooked up our two generators. Power was back around 5:30pm.
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