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  1. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    OK...back to the question of why the Queen wears five poppies while other members of the Royal Family wear fewer. No one knows. There may be no reason.Here is the chatter...
  2. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    Since there has been some discussion of the poppy as a symbol of remembering the soldiers lost in World War I (or The Great War as it was called prior to World War II), I thought I would post some information about it. In the United States sometimes people wear one poppy on Veterans Day, which...
  3. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    Rad_Fan here is some information which I found on a website called "From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault". "This brooch has made a sudden surge of appearances on the Queen in the last decade. And why wouldn’t it, really, the thing’s just lousy with diamonds. The Queen Mother’s Shell Brooch...
  4. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    Here are some other photos of The Queen Mother's Shell Brooch. The Shell Brooch worn by The Queen Mother The Shell Brooch
  5. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    "In 2018 the Queen arrived at the Sunday Remembrance Day wearing, as is etiquette, black. The 93-year-old was joined by Camilla Parker Bowles and Kate Middleton. ... On her left breast the Monarch wore five poppies, above an enormous diamond brooch. The piece was the Queen Mother’s Shell...
  6. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    The history teacher in me has to chime in here. November 11 is approaching here in the US. I had not even realizezed it was approaching, because I am not paying attention to the date! Seeing the poppies made me realize that the Royal Family is observing Armistice Day, now called Veterans Day in...
  7. AGBF

    Say your kid had a teacher you really liked and....

    This thread awakened my recollection of pet peeves in the realm of grammatical errors. I don't bother with the small stuff. Anyone can confuse "there", "they're' , and "their". However, just as the everlasting misuse of "averse" and "adverse' has me going mad, so does the misuse of...
  8. AGBF

    William Barr's Reputation

    Is There A Bridge Too Far Even For Barr? (I Think Not.) "WASHINGTON — For a while at least, he seemed to have found his Roy Cohn, a lawyer to defend him against his accusers and go after his enemies. But the relationship between President Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr may be...
  9. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    The Queen has a beautiful and historic set of amethysts in her jewel collection, the Kent Demi-Parure. The most used part of this parure is the brooch without pendants, featuring a hexagonal amethyst surrounded by diamond sun rays on the bottom and scrolls and diamonds on top. Three amethyst and...
  10. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    November 4, 2019 "The Queen is in Kent, south east England this morning, spending time at the Royal British Legion Industries village ahead of Remembrance Day. Dressed in a purple wool tweed coat and dress by Karl Ludwig with a matching Angela Kelly hat, the Queen arrived to screaming crowds as...
  11. AGBF

    Hope the President does a good job for USA

  12. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    Here is yet another photo of The Duchess of Cornwall in the Cubitt-Shand Tiara.I think she looks wonderful in it in this picture. "03 Dec 2014 Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall wears stunning tiara at Buckingham Palace ball The Duchess was wearing what is believed to be her family’s...
  13. AGBF

    Hope the President does a good job for USA

    Is anyone else disturbed that our Secretary of State is consulting with Fox news host Sean Hannity before making policy decisions? I thought that the need of Trump officials to consult with "the president's personal attorney" <cough cough> Rudy Guiliani was weird enough (read "corrupt" for...
  14. AGBF

    Say your kid had a teacher you really liked and....

    You seem to have mastered them. It is not impossible. If only people would read more. Although, of course, modern authors are all writing poorly now. I cringe when I read novels.So reading modern authors would not help people learn good grammar. Would someone educate the public on averse versus...
  15. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    Camilla Shand did wear this tiara when she wed Andrew Parker-Bowles. Her hair was a bit different then, although perhaps the tiara would have looked better had she worn an upsweep.
  16. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    I think it may not be the hair, but the hair style.
  17. AGBF

    Menu suggestions for brunch menu...Please?

    Rather than a quiche you can make a quiche without a crust or an egg casserole with other ingredients. I am suggesting this only because you mentioned people being weight conscious. If people are on Atkins or keto type diets, these casseroles would be quiche-like wothout crust. It was just...
  18. AGBF

    Say your kid had a teacher you really liked and....

    You did not mention that the teacher was not writing for for publication as Trump is when he tweets. (Also: all hell doesn't break loose over Trump's poor spelling. I only wish it did when the man violated the Constitution, never mind when he misspelled a word.)
  19. AGBF

    Say your kid had a teacher you really liked and....

    You are funny. I missed you when you were off Pricescope.
  20. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    Earlier in this thread there was some discussion of tiaras that peers might give their wives to wear. I pointed out that some families had tiaras that were used by many women in the family, not just the wives of the current peers. (Pricescope has a separate thread for tiaras of non-royal...
  21. AGBF

    Say your kid had a teacher you really liked and....

    I care greatly about grammar. I also care about people's feelings. I was amazed that some people who contributed to this thread equated not correcting the teacher's grammar in her e-mail with a lack of interest in grammar. In my opinion, there is a time a place for everything. I usually do not...
  22. AGBF

    msop04, physicians, people knowledgeable about the immune system?

    I am glad to hear it. I wanted to know how you did! (I am sorry you do not sleep well, however.) Deb :wavey:
  23. AGBF

    msop04, physicians, people knowledgeable about the immune system?

    Joanne- Did you get the vaccine? Deb (AGBF)
  24. AGBF

    What is one thing you would want an answer to?

    Your posting hit on an interesting point raised (at least for me) by this thread, qubitasaurus. There are, for me, questions which are ( at least at this point in time) unknowable. There are also questions which are simply unknowable for me because of my intellectual limitations. For instance, I...
  25. AGBF

    Hope the President does a good job for USA

    Stephanie Grisham is always good for a quotation. "The White House on Saturday pushed back on former White House chief of staff John Kelly's recent statement saying he told Trump not to hire a chief of staff who was a 'yes man' in order to avoid impeachment. President Trump denied that Kelly...
  26. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    I do not know if I ever saw Angelina Jolie's ring from Brad Pitt before, but I certainly give you credit for keen observation skills! I think Miss Jolie's ring looks more streamlined and modern than that of the Duchess, but the resemblance is definitely there! Deb :wavey:
  27. AGBF

    Royal Jewels

    The occasion for these photos was that it was Crown Princess Elisabeth's 18th birthday. She is the eldest child (of four) of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. She is next in line for the throne and, therefore, will one day be Queen of Belgium.The Party was held in the Royal Palace in...
  28. AGBF

    What is one thing you would want an answer to?

    Are there limits to the universe and, if so, where are they? Who created the universe or how was it created and when? (A famous scientist, Ted Hall, told me when I was a child that perhaps the universe had no beginning, and that we are simply used to things having beginnings.)
  29. AGBF

    Two Great Americans: Elijah Cummings and Barack Obama

    https://www.pilotonline.com/nation-world/bs-md-pol-cummings-funeral-20191025-2yy2noqjm5fjbh5oiju3maqoqi-story.html Here is an excerpt from another article about the funeral. "Two former presidents, congressional colleagues and thousands of residents of his beloved Baltimore said goodbye to...
  30. AGBF

    Two Great Americans: Elijah Cummings and Barack Obama

    I was driving when I heard Barack Obama eulogizing Elijah Cummings. I had been following the honors surrounding Elijah Cummings, but did not have a chance to watch the coverage of the funeral on television. When I heard President Obama on the radio, I was swept back in time to the era when he...
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