Edward’s Abdication


Because we loved The King’s Speech, my husband knew
I would enjoy reading the December 10, 1936 edition of the Oregon Journal.


The news of King Edward’s abdication takes up six full pages.

 The “Queen-Apparent” Elizabeth received her share of the focus.
The 10-year-old’s newest accomplishment was climbing trees.

She is beginning to understand the motto
which her mother taught her almost as
soon as she could talk–
duty first, self second.”

I wonder how Kate Middleton’s experience compares to the Queen Mum’s:

Her final love match with Albert and his acceptance
meant the beginning of a period of hard work for her.
Every morning at 6:30 Lady Elizabeth arose and spent
an hour studying private books dealing with the history
of the royal family, reading works on the the constitution
and other matters. At Buckingham palace each day she
was taught all the important angles
of precedent, formality and dress.

Does anyone else like to read vintage books/publications?


Bicycles from $29.99 to $47.50

A new Ford V-8 with decidedly increased gasoline mileage as low as $480!

And United Air Lines can fly you from Portland to Chicago overnight,
to New York in 13 hours, Washington in 17 ½ hours!
5 flights daily!

Home organs were la-de-da!
Do any of you know of a home organ that is being played now?

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Ever curious, I went online to see what happened to Wallis, Duchess of Windsor.

She is said to have summed up her life in one sentence:
You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance.


5 thoughts on “Edward’s Abdication

  1. Very cool. We have Terry’s mom’s organ in our basement. Alas, it has not been played since we moved it here.  She used to play it quite often.

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