Having retired, I now have time to travel and gadabout, and so I have established this blog to share my travels with family and friends. Most of my posts will cover travels away from home, but occasionally I may post local activities. I hope you enjoy my posts, and I welcome feedback from you. Photos by me unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
A Diamond Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II.
June 2, 1953, I watched the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on
television at my grandmother's house next door. (We didn't have a
television until the fall of that year). I had been a fan of the royal
family since an article about the "Little Princesses" had appeared in
the Ladies Home Journal circa 1950. I even wrote a term paper about
Princess Elizabeth when I was in high school.
It's hard to believe that she's been on the throne for sixty years.
Queen Elizabeth II at coronation.
And it's hard to believe it's been sixty years since I watched the coronation with my grandmother on her black and white television.