Sunday, March 26, 2006

T Thirties wedding - small bridesmaids Maddie and P on right

The little ones wore gold satin. Mine then, was Sunday best and I was wearing it when Chamberlain told us on the wireless that we were at war. The big bridesmaids wore Marina blue - a sort of pale turquoise - named after the very popular Princess Marina, who was Greek and who married Prince George - later Duke of Kent (father to the present one) They were a beautiful couple and lived the high life. Tragically he was killed when his plane came down in Scotland.

The other night I discovered that a sweet elderly lady at my writing class was a Barnado's girl and had been for many years nursery maid to the same couple. She adored the Duke. Less so the Duchess. Just my luck the class ends this week!
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9 comments:

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Grab her by the elbow and say we must get together sometime. Like, how about now?

kenju said...

What a wonderful photo. Are the larger girls carrying flower muffs? They are coming back into style.

PI said...

Hoss: I'll do just that on Wednesday.

kenju: No I'm fairly sure they were large bouquets.

fjl said...

I love it when you guys make that quote, how you stood still and remember everything about how he said- wait a minute I've done my homework with my daddy- ' ...received word this morning that Hitler has invaded Checkoslovakia. As a result, Britain is now at war with Germany'....it's like us, we recall everything about the moment we heard princess Diana had been killed.

PI said...

fjl: I could be wrong - I often am, but I had it in my mind that it was Poland. But I'm not going to check.(no pun intended)
A hug for your daddy.

fjl said...

Ho ho, yes, this is information I got first as a little girl so I could easily suddenly misremember. xx
Thanks and I'll pass on the hug x My Special agent dad will call me a disgrace for misremembering, and put on the face he once put on when he took me to Heathrow, "what's that" I said absent mindedly, " it's a radar" he responds :0)

Kath said...

Gorgeous.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Oooh, I love that photo.

Yes, do keep in touch with her, the Barnado's girl.

PI said...

GG: I will and hope to see her when the class starts again.