Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Friday, 9 September 2022

Queen Elizabeth

 Today we received the news that our much loved, admired and respected Queen Elizabeth had passed away. 

Her family will grieve, but they must be so thankful that she had lived a full and long life.

I so value the card sent to us for our 60th Wedding anniversary, this was the photo on that card.

This is how so many will remember her, gracious, smiling, our Queen .

Quotation of the day, from the Queen's  21st birthday broadcast, 

 from Cape Town, South Africa, 21st April 1947.

" I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, 

shall be devoted to your service

 and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong "


Carol Mattingly Photography said...

To live such a long, long life. Such a beloved Queen. My condolences to all who will grieve her passing. Carol

Sandra said...

My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Queen. She always acted with dignity and grace.

Jenny said...

It certainly is a sad day, to awaken to this news. Like most Kiwi kids of my era, I can remember standing on the footpath back in 1953, flag in my hand, wildly excited as the Queen and her entourage drove past in Lower Hutt. I was 8 years old.

Out To Pasture said...

How wonderful that you and Hugh received that card from the palace. I love the photo she chose for your card. Could not believe my ears when I heard she had passed away today. What a role model for us all! We thought (were hoping) she would live to be over a hundred like her mom. RIP Your Majesty. We are so proud that you were our Queen!

Lori Skoog said...

What a beautiful quote. A major loss to all....an amazing woman who so adored her horses, dogs and the UK. I always loved her choices in clothing with matching hats and coats. She was so strong.

Susan Heather said...

How lovely to have that card with that wonderful photo. She will be greatly missed.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post and quote! She was an amazing women, she will be missed.
Take care, enjoy your day!

Marie Smith said...

I respected and admired the queen too. Sad day!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Just caught up on your posts, Jean. Amazing eye journey but hopefully, worth it in the end. How odd about that anesthetic! And then your angina acting up again. Sorry for you having these experiences but 80 is quite the age and so fortunate with the wonderful health care.
I will miss our Queen very much. Have tears in my eyes when I think of her. King Charles sounds odd but we will get used to it.

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely photo of Queen Elizabeth! John and I had an almighty shock yesterday morning when we turned on the news at 6.00am, both very upset. Growing up, and of course being English and she was a huge part of happenings in our lives. On her journey through England with Prince Philip before being crowned she came to our neck of the woods. Our small school pupils were taken to see her pass by in the cavalcade. I will never forget seeing her just a few feet away from us, a stunning suit in peacock green and matching hat, and she was so, so beautiful. As you may have guessed I am a royalist through and through. I once met Prince Philip many years ago and exchanged a few words with him, which was very nice, a charming man.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

If only more of the world could follow her lead of service to her fellow citizens, putting the needs of her country above her own for a lifetime.

Jenn Jilks said...

It was such a shock, despite knowing she wasn't doing well.
I can't get away from it. So many horrible stories out there, and it is difficult.
Take care, Jean! xx

Tanya said...

Wasn't she a wonderful person! We should all be so kind and positive and elegant!

Fundy Blue said...

Hi, Jean!
It was sad to learn of QEII's death. I was shocked because she had just met with the new British Prime Minister Liz Truss. She looked frail, but certainly not near death's door. She is Canada's queen too, and I definitely feel her loss. I was reading your last few blogs. You've been through so much! I hope you are enjoying much better eyesight and that your angina has not returned. August into September was a lost time for us. Both Terry and I had medical issues that hit us hard, but we're both doing better now. Well enough that we went to Yellowstone National Park for three nights. We were surprised that we were able to do some hikes. Yesterday I had my first infusion of Tepezza which is a drug that hopefully will decrease my double vision. I'll be having seven more infusions over there next five months. I hope all is well with you, Hugh, and your family. Please take care! Hugs to you!

The Padre said...

Sending Love Your Way My Dear - Stay Strong