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A Very Happy 93rd Birthday To MY Queen, Elizabeth II — April 21, 2019 (Easter Sunday).

by Anura Guruge




Just a FEW days ago.


Today, April 21, is her ACTUAL birthday. She was born April 21, 1926.

That it is also Easter makes it doubly special.

She looks so great. Never tell she is 93.

Happy Birthday, Dear Queen. You are ONE of a KIND. We are SO LUCKY to have you. Proud as hell too.

Shame about the shameful news from Sri Lanka. Would have made her sad. She truly loves Sri Lanka. I know that.


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MY Queen, Elizabeth II, Nearly 93, Looks STUNNING & Resplendent In Yellow, On Maundy Thursday, In Windsor.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” article with 30+ more pictures.


On what was a gloomy day, both in terms of weather and news (yes, the flaccid Mueller report), this picture MADE MY DAY.

Aren’t we so lucky to have this Queen (and I will confess, with some embarrassment, that I was never a Royalist in my youth). And the U.S. has Trump. Smile.

The word that immediately came to mind was ‘resplendent’. I see that ‘radiant’ is what the media has opted. Either way she just looks GREAT.

Well, it is Maundy Thursday. This was at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor — which I have visited a number of time.

Just wanted to share this with YOU, hoping that it might brighten up your day too. Enjoy.


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There Really Is (Kosher) ‘Coca Cola’ For Passover. This NOT An April Fool’s Joke.

by Anura Guruge


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They have YELLOW Caps.

I kid you not.


Click image to access article from ‘Coca Cola’ itself.


All my decades of close association with those of the Judaic faith and I only learnt about Passover Coke today!

I had asked a somewhat of a recluse Jewish friend what is plans were for Passover. He said he planned to go out and get some Matza bread and SWEET Coca Cola. He doesn’t kid much so I knew that there had to be some basis to this comment. So, I Googled ‘Passover Coca Cola‘. BINGO.

He called it ‘SWEET’ because it, unlike regular Coca Cola, is made with REAL SUGAR. That is what makes it Kosher for Passover. No corn syrup! Normal Coke is sweetened with corn syrup. Corn does not meet the Passover prohibition on grain and leavened items.

Hence, the use of real sugar.

Brilliant.

I don’t think I have ever seen YELLOW CAP Coca Cola bottles in New Hampshire. But, I am going to go looking.


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Easter Friday & Passover 2019 Are AGAIN On The SAME DAY — This Time April 19.

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This happens more often than most people realize or appreciate, i.e., Good Friday and Passover falling on the SAME DAY.

It happened last year, i.e., 2018, and it was also the case in 2015 & 2011.

Having it happen in consecutive years is rare. So, rejoice and take note.

It will happen again in 3-years, i.e., 2022.

But note, we are talking about Friday — Good Friday — rather than Easter, which is on the Sunday.

Given that the two holidays are related it should not come as a great surprise that they do fall, close together.

For those that haven’t thought about it the Crucifixion happened just after Passover. Jesus had come to Jerusalem for Passover. The last supper is believed to have a Passover connection.

Hence the connection. In early Christianity Easter was celebrated at the same time as the Passover. So that they fall together, per a now very convoluted and artificial formula used by the Western Church, is to be expected.

Easter Sunday, per the ‘latest’ formula, can fall between March 22 (the day after the nominal ‘March 21’ Spring Equinox) and April 25.

Last year Easter was quite early. This year it is quite late.

However, Easter Sunday can NEVER COINCIDE with the Passover! The formula used to calculate Easter has this built-in.

So, it is always GOOD FRIDAY that can coincide with Passover — and never Easter per se.

Just thought you might find this interesting.


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