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2007 turns to 2008: 1 — how to feel like Methuselah in one easy TV show

I watched Wallis and Edward on ABC tonight, a 2005 Company Pictures effort for BBC, and rather well done I have to say. Curiously, it was made in Latvia.

My mother used to say that in her younger days people said she rather looked like the Duchess of Windsor; she was not entirely flattered. The Abdication was felt even here in Australia, I believe; my brother was born the year before…

Now to my aging. It is a fact the Abdication occurred just twenty years before I was in the equivalent of Year 8; seems nothing to me now, twenty years. (I was a stamp collector then, as The Rabbit may recall, as he saw the surviving evidence, and among my collection was one Edward VIII stamp, probably collected around 1956.)  At that stage anything pre-war was definitely antediluvian from my perspective, though I quite clearly recall King George VI and our singing “God Save the King” in school.

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"Into our ambiguities…" — homily by Andrew Collis, South Sydney Uniting Church 23 December 2007

This is the same Sunday as the conversation I reported earlier. You will find two other homilies by Andrew in my WordPress blogs here and here.

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