Monday, November 5, 2012

Remember, remember, the 5th of November.

Before there was the Alamo. Before there was 9/11. Before there were many other events that we must all remember, there was Guy Fawkes Day.

Work backwards with me...

It's a day of celebration, but Guy Fawkes was actually the bad guy -- depending upon whom you ask, of course. On this day in 1605, Fawkes was arrested for being part of a plot to blow up the Parliament and kill King James I. (The celebration part is that the plot failed, which I think is a funny thing to celebrate, but that's England for you.)

King James I survived, of course, and Scots know him better as King James VI. You see, he became King of England in 1603 when Queen Elizabeth died child-free (not child-less -- there is a difference). But he became King James VI of Scotland when he was a mere thirteen months old, after his mother, Mary Queen of Scots, was forced to abdicate.

Mary Queen of Scots became Queen of Scotland when she was a mere five (or six) days old.

My wee boy, Graham, had his passport pictures taken when he was a mere five (or six) days old.

And this train of thought leads me to today's announcement:

We are using that brand new passport to take wee Graham back to the USA.

How's that for a history lesson?

Don't get too excited though. We booked a round-trip, just in case the crazies win. They won't, though, so get used to having me in your time zone, America.

1 comment:

  1. safe journey-hope the flights were a new source of wonder for graham,
    best wishes, fi x