All the sayings from the bridge game. (A one act play by Nancy Chalmers Hardenbergh)
MLH sez: Not a saying, but how she would sit down at her desk every morning after
breakfast and write letters. Keep up with her correspondence.
Jan, a "correction" and several additions - themselves perhaps in need of correction. Are you sending to the valuable sources among our cousins? thanks. yur fun. steadily yrs, John Bartlett
p.s. *I* believe quotation marks provide useful clarity. Don't you?
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Subject: granny's rhyme From: "drockenbaugh"
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 12:32:45 -0500 To: maisie, terry, sheppy, reid, nicky, marylee, kelsey, YON, chalmers, andrew,katrina, david, brock, Megan Dear All: A treasure that Moira gave me on my trip to CA earlier this month is a PC from Granny to Larry postmarked May 1960 with her version of a ditty to remember the rulers of England. I remember her chanting this some 8 or 9 years later and have struggled since to recall it, so it is great fun to have an original copy. ( But as Maisie says, where now to file it so it doesn't get lost/forgotten). Thought you might enjoy it. William the Norman then William his son Henry, Stephen, Henry, Richard and John Then Henry the Third, Edwards 1, 2, and 3, and again, after Richard, 3 Henrys we see. Two Edwards, 3rd Richard, if rightly I guess, Two Henrys, 6th Edward, Queen Mary, Queen Bess. Then Jamie the Scotsman & Charles whom they slew But received after Cromwell, another Charles too. After Jamie the Second ascended the throne Good William and Mary together came on. Then Anne, Georges four, and 4th William all past, God gave us Queen Vic, may her fame ever last. And after Victoria's long reign was done We see Edward 7th and George fifth his son, and Edward the 8th who gave up his crown to his brother King George, and this brings us down to Elizabeth Second, our sovereign today, Many more years on the throne may she stay. In a aside to Larry she also wrote: "Thanks for postal and letter. I think the last Nichols who lived in Brattle St. was son of the "Salem Sea Captain" Geo. N. and left only Whites: a Geo. White wd. be about your age, a 3rd cousin." Love to all - Deborah