The Mid-September Week That Was

This edition of The Week That Was is brought to you by Gallo Grenache Rosé wine. Try it chilled or over ice and discover how refreshing wine can be!

Today is the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the attempted attack on the White House. Somehow, it seems like a lifetime ago, and yet it seems like only yesterday.

The world lost a great woman in Queen Elizabeth II the other day. She was the longest-serving monarch in British history and second only to Louis XIV of France as the longest-reigning monarch in world history. It was a job she hoped ske’d never inherit, but she took it and served her country well. My condolences to her family and to all my friends who live in the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth.

On a happier note, it was my brother Patrick’s birthday on Friday. Happy birthday, Pat!

I was thinking today that all my life there were two women who had always been there, Betty White and Queen Elizabeth. We lost Ms. White on New Year’s Eve last year (two weeks shy of her 100th birthday) and Her Majesty this past week. Feels kind of weird…

Anyway, here is

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And that’s it for this edition of The Week That Was.

8 thoughts on “The Mid-September Week That Was

  1. Happy belated birthday to your brother. I hope it was nice. It is sad about Queen E. She was 96 but I thought she would be OK and get stronger. It’s very sad because she was always with us. I wonder how our money will change because the Queen has always been on our money.
    Gallo has a good commercial because I like that jazzy music


    1. You noticed that about the commercial as well…

      My guess: New coins will have Charles’s profile on them and his name will replace hers in the inscription around his head. I don’t think all your bills had her picture on them (looks like most of them are former prime ministers), but his likeness will replace hers. I don’t think you’ll see any for a while, though…


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