Thursday, March 14, 2013
— My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "Q" / Thursday Two Questions —
"I've been up to London to visit the Queen."
"Pussycat pussycat, what did you there?"
"I frightened a little mouse under her chair"
[BTW, my new camera did come yesterday. I've charged the battery but haven't read the book or turned it on yesterday. The shipping was lousy (an Amazon dot Com supplier. It rattled all the way from Lexington, KY, to our house in a box large enough to hold three cameras with NO PACKING paper or peanuts, etc. We will see. Amazon will hear. I will give poor rating (or return it).]
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My last post last week was about an "P" word, Player. It referred to my golfing handicap and about my playing golf.
My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):.
1. What royalty or governmental leaders have you been up close with and what were the happenings for you then?
I was fortunate to have shaken hands with President Johnson when when he visited the Control Center at the Johnson Space Center (NASA) in Houston. I worked in the Control Center in my third career which lasted seventeen years.
Later in my 4th career, Business Professor at San Jacinto College, it almost happened again. I did get to touch the 'hem of his gown' as President Clinton walked by after a presentation to some (a ticket affair, I had the luck of the draw) there with some of the students and faculty.
2. Tell if and why or why not you think that our country (U.S.A.) or yours needs a king or other royalty?
I think it would be nice and might give more prestige to our national leaders. As of late our presidents have become the but of nasty criticism regardless of what party might be in power. I think the worst probably started at the Viet Nam War period and has continued since.
If I were king I would hope to rule and not be a figure head. Do you know that the Queen of England is the Commander-in-chief of the Britsh Armed Forces? .
1. What is your favorite "Q" word?
==> My Questions here are for Amanda at her Thursday Two Questions blog, Self Sagacity. Please visit her there for here questions and links to other partakers of her fun blogging idea.
2. NO! The crop that we've had in Washington D. C. have been awful for a very long time. I can't imagine having one for as long as they live. Especially the one we have now. We wouldn't have a dime left in pretty short order. Scary thought.
3. Quest is a fine Q word.
Have a terrific day. ☺
Great "Q" post!
My grandmothused to be friends with lady fermoy and once cooked for the queenin Kings Lynn
I have hadnacouple of letters from the queen as has one of my daughters.
I also have photographs of the royal family passing on the mall on the way to Diana and prince Charles wedding
I hope the Queen does not find out you are responsible for the mouse. You sure do know a lot about London. I know your family lives there. And the people seem to love their royalty!
1. George Mc Govern was at my relatives' party when I was young.
2. hmmm...probably not....
3. I like the word quiddity right now since I wrote about it for my Q word.
Very nice post.
I've not met any Royalties, but I think it would be interesting.
Happy Weekend Jim.
Which I am on almost all political subjects!
Unless you catch me on a rare day.
And then...watch out!
I remember reading that nursery rhyme to my kids, Jim but I don't remember it in the newer poetry books I've bought for our Grandlittles!
Isn't that odd?
Thanks for linking.
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