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RIP Queen Elizabeth

GrapeApeGrapeApe Posts: 379 Member
RIP to one of the longest reigning monarchs in history

Guess we'll have to get used to saying "King Charles" now.

"For longer range, use a bigger case. For bigger game, use a bigger bullet." - Dan Johnson

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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,121 Senior Member
    She was an amazing woman!  May she RIP ❤️

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,634 Senior Member
    I know it comes with the territory, but I always felt like she was head and shoulders above the rest of the world "leaders" when it comes to class and grace. Yes, I know their PM does most (all?) of the heavy lifting, and maybe that has a lot to do with my perception. Setting aside my beliefs when it comes to monarchies of any flavor, I think the world is a poorer place following her passage. 
    "Bipartisan" usually means that a bigger than normal deception is happening.
    George Carlin
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,226 Senior Member
    Certainly is the end of an era...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • bklysenbklysen Member Posts: 517 Senior Member
    She was a Class Act, and the world is a lesser place without her. 
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,454 Senior Member
    Don't think any of those in line can meet the bar she set
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • PFDPFD Senior Member Posts: 1,805 Senior Member
    She fixed a truck in WWII.
    😢🙏
    That's all I got.

    Paul
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,226 Senior Member
    PFD said:
    She fixed a truck in WWII.
    😢🙏
    She was a driver/mechanic. 


    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,609 Senior Member
    bklysen said:
    She was a Class Act, and the world is a lesser place without her. 
    THIS:  25 years after the Battle of Britain, she says, "We're going to set a gigantic stone plaque into the middle of the floor of Westminster Abbey that reads 'REMEMBER WINSTON CHURCHILL'"

    The woman got it. :'(
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,094 Senior Member
    Every year on 9/11 the Star Spangled Banner is played at Buckingham Palace, the Queen started it on 9/11/2001, I am saddened buy her passing, i always though she was a great lady.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,935 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,970 Senior Member
    She was a real Lady and loved her country!           
    RIP Queen Elizabeth
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,184 Senior Member
    I'm not exactly a fan of "Perfidious Albion", but the Queen was the last of a generation the likes of which we'll never see again. Goddess Bless her, and may she dance in joy!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,333 Senior Member
    This was a person. a woman, of absolute global significance , she held true to her beliefs and her desire to work for her people , whoever they were, wherever they were.
    She was a person that has always had my utmost respect.

    Rip, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.
    I'm not sure that the world will ever know another like you.
    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,333 Senior Member
    As an aside
    She was heard to say, after Prince  Philip had moved forward and whispered something in her ear
    "Yes, You do have to talk to these people"
    Prince Philip wasn't quite the "Stuffed Shirt" that some of his peers were and didn't suffer fools at all.
    Still they had 73 years of Marriage, quite an achievement in a high profile and I'd image very demanding 
    lifestyle.

    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,993 Senior Member
    3 drinks in by 1 PM. 


    I'm just here for snark.
  • GrapeApeGrapeApe Posts: 379 Member
    Here's something to consider...
    Today is the first day, of most of the members here lives, of waking up WITHOUT HM Queen Elizabeth being the monarch of England.

    Imagine the number of Brits in this same situation, and that have NEVER sang "God save the King"
    I cannot imagine them changing a major word in "The Star Spangled Banner" at this stage of my life
    "For longer range, use a bigger case. For bigger game, use a bigger bullet." - Dan Johnson
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,121 Senior Member


    Shortly before her death.  My kind of Lady!!!

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,573 Senior Member
    I would have LOVED to stand in her trophy room and heard the hunting stories, my maternal grandmothers side of the family are of UK descent, we were quite aware of the monarchy growing up, the Queen was made up of some stout materials.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,609 Senior Member
    Catching snippets of the proceedings. . .

    Does anyone else find it a bit wrong that an English monarch, of this particular vintage, is being transported around Scotland in a hearse made by Mercedes Benz?
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,333 Senior Member
    Saw That,
    The one the other day had a single B on the back, much more appropriate.
    Don't really understand the switch the the Merc.
    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,333 Senior Member
    The Hearse to her last rest had the leaping cat on the back. Much better.
    The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
     Reuters, Dec 2020.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,121 Senior Member
    Personally I prefer Prince Phillip’s hearse.  A vintage Defender is in my bucket list of vehicles.


    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

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