Thursday, May 24, 2012

Are we not amused by National Escargot Day?

I told you yesterday that today is National Escargot Day.

But if your response to that was, "We are not amused," then perhaps you will be pleased instead to learn that today is also the anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria -- or, as her friends called her, "Her Majesty Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India."

Two grandsons, Kaiser Wilhelm II and George V, would be on opposite sides in World War I. A granddaughter, Alexandra, was married to Czar Nicholas II. Every family has problems.

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