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My Red Poppy Pin Collection Ready For Poppy Day/Remembrance Day 2015.

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by Anura Guruge


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November 2014 — wearing a Canadian Red Poppy, in my ‘study’

I, per what was my custom when I lived in Britain, start wearing a Red Poppy, with pride, towards the end of October. So today I got out my box of Red Poppy Pins.

I lucked out last year. My Sri Lankan friend, living in Canada, Kenny, sent me 6 Canadian Red Poppies when I told him how upset I was that I had lost the prior two that had been sent to me from Canada. Thanks again Kenny.

I hadn’t bought any lapel pens on eBay this year! I haven’t looked much and what I saw didn’t appeal to me. Plus I did get the rather expensive — and very special — Paul Cummins’Tower of London” ceramic Red Poppy.

But I did buy 6 lady’s brooches, 5 of which are shown in the bottom image, from China via eBay. With shipping it came to $8.94. Less than $1.50 a brooch! How could I resist. No, they are not for me per se, though I put one in my box for posterity. I got three for Deanna and the girls. The other two, or even the one in the box, will be for local ladies who are willing to follow my lead in wearing a Red Poppy for Remembrance Day.

So, I am all set. I think I will start tomorrow with one of my favorites. The ‘Winston Churchill‘ pin (top right on top picture).


Today The 70th Anniversary Of GLORIOUS WW II VE Day. Remember & Rejoice.

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A FEW Related REMEMBRANCE posts:
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Tower of London Poppy ARRIVED.        **/ Poppies Sold Out!

1/ Buying Tower of London poppy.        >> Boris Johnson selling poppies.
2/ The Tower of London poppies.          >> Canada’s Harper cancels China.
…. 20 other similar posts from November 2014.

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MY MAN, Churchill, waving to the crowds in London with them ROARING back “It was YOUR victory” once he had told them that “It was YOUR victory”. THEY knew who had won the WAR for whom.

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From (of course) the U.K. Daily Mail (my favorite paper of all times). Click to ENLARGE and savor. The day after the Parliamentary Election. Beautiful site. So British. Makes me SO proud but also very homesick. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ushome/index.html


It is good that Google remembered
BUT how can THEY get it so, so wrong!

VE day, Victory Europe, was NOT, I repeat NOT,
the end of World War II.
The bloody Japanese still had to be subdued!
There was a bomb involved. Doesn’t Google know U.S. history?

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Google’s “Remembering WW II” online exhibition. Check it out. Do a Google and go to footnote.


My “Tower Of London” Paul Cummins’ Ceramic Red Poppy — Final Resting Place.

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by Anura Guruge


A FEW Related posts:
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Tower of London Poppy ARRIVED.        **/ Poppies Sold Out!

1/ Buying Tower of London poppy.        >> Boris Johnson selling poppies.
2/ The Tower of London poppies.          >> Canada’s Harper cancels China.
…. 20 other similar posts from November 2014.

ΔΔΔΔ Check ‘Red Poppy’ tab above ↑ ↑ ↑ ↑ 

++++ Search for ‘Poppy’ using sidebar  >>>>


Click to ENLARGE.


I wanted it somewhere where it was both safe and where I could see it, everyday.

The obvious solution was that it had to be close to my PC monitors. And that is where it ended up. It is just to the right of my main (right-side) monitor. It is always there to my right. More or less at eye level. I ‘mounted’ it in a heavily weighted glass vase. The ceramic poppy is not only heavy but it is top heavy. I put Devanee’s Lego ‘Big Ben’ behind it to add some ambiance. Matthews old pewter ‘knights’ were already there and they kind of give it some pizazz.

It is kind of funny. 9-year old Teischan likes the poppy. When she is up here she will come over and look at it. She sometimes touches it. I am glad. That is good. 


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