Sixty Joyless De-Britished Uncrowned Commonpoor Years (1949-2009)

Elizabeth II Vice-Regal Saint: Remembering Paul Comtois (1895–1966), Lt.-Governor of Québec
Britannic Inheritance: Britain's proud legacy. What legacy will America leave?
English Debate: Daniel Hannan revels in making mince meat of Gordon Brown
Crazy Canucks: British MP banned from Canada on national security grounds
Happy St. Patrick's: Will Ireland ever return to the Commonwealth?
Voyage Through the Commonwealth: World cruise around the faded bits of pink.
No Queen for the Green: The Green Party of Canada votes to dispense with monarchy.
"Sir Edward Kennedy": The Queen has awarded the senator an honorary Knighthood.
President Obama: Hates Britain, but is keen to meet the Queen?
The Princess Royal: Princess Anne "outstanding" in Australia.
H.M.S. Victory: In 1744, 1000 sailors went down with a cargo of gold.
Queen's Commonwealth: Britain is letting the Commonwealth die.
Justice Kirby: His support for monarchy almost lost him appointment to High Court
Royal Military Academy: Sandhurst abolishes the Apostles' Creed.
Air Marshal Alec Maisner, R.I.P. Half Polish, half German and 100% British.
Cherie Blair: Not a vain, self regarding, shallow thinking viper after all.
Harry Potter: Celebrated rich kid thinks the Royals should not be celebrated
The Royal Jelly: A new king has been coronated, and his subjects are in a merry mood
Victoria Cross: Australian TROOPER MARK DONALDSON awarded the VC
Godless Buses: Royal Navy veteran, Ron Heather, refuses to drive his bus
Labour's Class War: To expunge those with the slightest pretensions to gentility
100 Top English Novels of All Time: The Essential Fictional Library
BIG BEN: Celebrating 150 Years of the Clock Tower

Monday, 26 May 2008

A Couple with Hearts of Oak

Couple receives a record three congratulatory messages from The Queen

Should my beloved wife be up to the task, one of my goals in life is to make it to my Granite Wedding Anniversary, mainly because no couple has ever achieved 90 years of continuous matrimony and because such a feat is beyond the grasp of present generations who find it taxing to get past Paper. Standing sturdy opposite the digital divorce of Britney Spears -- who text messaged her separation to hubby -- is the longest marriage on record of 86 years, accomplished by Sir Temulji Bhicaji Narima and Lady Narima, who lived in India and were married from 1853 to 1940.

Insight%20may08%20gallery%20mil1%20largeVery few in fact make it to their Oak Wedding Anniversary, but here above Frank and Anita Milford celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary in Warwick Park Retirement Home in Plymouth yesterday. The anniversary makes them the longest married couple in Britain. They also both mark their 100th birthdays this year, and will become the only couple ever to receive three congratulatory messages from The Queen in one year. Hearts of Oak indeed.


Matt said...

God grant them many more happy years!


Wonderful to read about this couple. God bless them with many more years of happiness