Sunday, July 28, 2013

What's in a name?

There’s been a lot of chatter this week about naming the royal baby. That's prompted me to share a little story my husband told me. Back in 1939, King George and Queen Elizabeth visited Canada by rail. The train went through Orillia, Ontario, where my hubby lived, and being a fanatic train lover, as well as being curious to see the royals, Jack was there. As was customary, the King and Queen came out onto the back of the last rail car to greet the assembled people. When the train stopped, it was oddly quiet, as opposed to the usual cheers. After a few moments of uncomfortable silence, a farmer called out from the back "Hiya King!". King George smiled and said "Hi yourself." Jack never forgot that.

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