WOULD MAMMA LIE TO YOU?
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG FRIDAY 16th April 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
WOULD MAMMA LIE TO YOU?
When someone dies part of the mourning process is recalling happy memories remembering that person.
The death of the Duke of Edinburgh has been no exception. And in this case it is a story worthy of our favourite BBC 1 show “Would I Lie To You?”.
Mamma Jeannie recalls a story involving the Duke of Edinburgh and her mother. Anyone knowing Mamma Jeannie’s mother knows she was a unique colourful character, full of laughs.
When Mamma Jeannie’s mother was heavily pregnant with Mamma Jeannie, late in 1952 (Mamma Jeannie was born 13th December 1952), there was news that the Duke of Edinburgh’s car would be passing the local Blanchard’s (now Hovis) bakery.
She along with hundreds more people from the locality gathered to get a glimpse of the young handsome Prince.
As it was so crowded on the side of the road where she was standing some one suggested that due to her heavily pregnant condition she would be better off on the other less crowded side of the road.
When the Duke’s Rolls Royce finally came by the car slowed to a stand still so that the massive crowds could get a glimpse of the Duke of Edinburgh.
To Mamma Jeannie’s mum’s utter surprise and disbelief, the Duke of Edinburgh was sitting in the back passenger seat closest to her. It was so close she said, he made eye contact with her. He made it clear that he could see she was heavily pregnant with Mamma Jeannie in waiting. And made ‘good luck’ signs to her.
Of course, he would have been very pregnancy aware in those days. The Queen had given birth to Charles in 1948 and Anne in 1950.
So, Mamma Jeannie must have been blessed in the womb by the Duke of Edinburgh.
We have researched and found that the Duke of Edinburgh did in fact come to Nottingham in November 1952:
“The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in November 1952 to open a £1,250,000 extension to Raleigh’s factory space which is now 40 acres with 7,000 employees. It included a bridge between the old and new factories complete with overhead conveyor system.”
We cannot find the exact date. I wanted to check it out in the Nottingham Evening Post of that time but they are not currently available at the Library due to Covid-19 restrictions.
But even if it was 1st November which is very unlikely, Mamma Jeannie only had 43 days to go before making her debut appearance and so would be making quite a show on her mum’s torso!
So, we have no reason to doubt this story told to Mamma Jeannie by her mum.
But is it TRUE or LIE?
Our only doubt is that Mamma Jeannie’s mum was noted for wild claims like telling Mamma Jeannie’s daughters that she personally knew Axel Rose of the Stone Roses.
I guess we’ll never know.
TOP TWENTY OF THE DAY
20 BEST COASTAL TOWNS TO RELOCATE TO
- Margate, Kent
- Weymouth, Dorset
- Torquay, Devon
- Porthcawl, Wales
- Southend-on-Sea, Essex
- Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
- Paignton, Devon
- Skegness, Lincolnshire
- Blackpool, Lancashire
- Tenby, Wales
- Llandudno, Wales
- Eastbourne, Sussex
- Hastings, Sussex
- Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
- Bournemouth, Hampshire
- Barmouth, Wales
- St Ives, Cornwall
- Shanklin, Isle of Wight
- Scarborough, North Yorkshire
- Salcombe, Devon
20 best coastal towns to move to in the UK
Perfect if you’re looking to relocate closer to the sea
The 20 top coastal towns in the UK for Brits to relocate to have been revealed in a new study — and Margate in Kent has taken the top spot, famed for its glorious blue flag certified beaches, affordable property prices and average hours of sunshine.
In order to uncover the research, the team at Showers To You ranked over 50 locations on a variety of factors including average house prices in the area, cleanliness of beaches, average temperature, quality of sea water and salaries of the locals.
While Margate, famous for its seaside charm, was crowned the overall winner, Weymouth in Dorset wasn’t far behind. Taking the second spot, this coastal gem was found to have some of best air quality, plus excellent dry weather in the summer season.
Torquay in Devon and Porthcawl in Wales took the third and fourth spots, respectively, also recognised for their picturesque views, balmy temperatures and purse-friendly house prices.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Happiness is…memories of the Original Mamma.
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Q: What do you call a lizard that stands on his back legs and tells jokes?
A: A stand-up chameleon.
Love is…when he/she puts it in writing.
A time for robins…a time for song thrushes.
1943 Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD.
1964 Twelve members of the Great Train Robbery gang were sentenced, to a total of 307 years.
2012 – The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize.
2020 Shortly before 06:00 this morning, Tom Moore, a 99-year-old war veteran from Bedfordshire, who is walking 100 laps of his garden with the aid of a walking frame before he turns 100, had raised nearly £12million for the NHS. More than 600,000 people from around the world donated money to his fundraising page since it was set up the previous week.
LITTLE NUMBERS: SOME HORRBLE SOME NICE
Total Cases 4,380,976 Latest Daily New Cases 2,672
People in Hospital 2,393 Change on Day -88
Total deaths 127,191 New Deaths 24 Hr Period 30
Total 1st Vaccine Dose 32,444,439 Latest Daily Figure (1st Dose) 117,835
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