I have a large royalty collection.
I remember the first time I saw a tea cup with the picture of Queen Elizabeth II on it.
A sweet memory from my childhood made me smile
I instantly bought it!!!
When I was a little girl my Grandmother told me a story about how my Mother met my Daddy.
During World War II my Mother worked in the soda shop in the Shamrock Hotel in Houston, Texas and my Aunt Dorothy was an elevator girl.
A group of Canadian soldiers came in to have a soda. One of them had been wounded and could not return to his ship until his wounds healed.
He sat on a stool at the soda counter most of the day annoying my Mother by asking her over and over what flavors of sodas they served!!
That afternoon when my Mother met my Aunt at the bus stop the wounded solder was with her!!!
They took him home with them so my Grandmother could care for him until he could return to his ship. My Grandmother said that was common during the war.
As he healed and grew stronger he would tease my Grandmother
by standing, placing his hand over his heart and sing
"I Love The Queen" to the tune of "God Save The Queen" when she entered his room!!
He always called her Queen.
When he return to his ship he wrote my Mother a letter that said,
"When this war is over let's get married!"
My Daddy's letter
Now you know why I smile when I see anything that has the Queen on it
and it goes home with me!!
I am linking to Favorite Thing Saturday.