Cowart's Common Room
GOOD MORNING!

Today is Sunday, May 2, 2010.

'Tis the merry month of May. Many of you have been sharing wonderful pictures of what's growing in your garden. Thank you for that. Others may feel more modest, but still enjoying you gardens. Great.

There are a few things trying to poke their heads above ground in the Bear's world. But it has been cool and soggy, and everybody's weary of the rain (I think four or five days now, with a little bit of snow thrown in for contrast.)

On the positive side, not enough ash in the air to stop the high flyers from being on their ways hither and thither.

On this day in history,
King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter, 1194.
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft, in 1536 (after which she kept her head tucked underneath her arm).
King Charles II grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America, 1670. (That was the key to opening up our colony for settlement.) The Hudson's Bay Company is still in operation, but it is now owned by an American. Like just about everything else in Canada.

English Breakfast Tea in the Common Room, along with puffed wheat cake in the biscuit tins. (There's been so much demand, I've now got two biscuit tins for you, chock full of goodies.)

Hope you have a grand day.

Posted at 2nd May 2010 - 04:03AM   Posted by Rob-bear   GOOD MORNING! Comments: 4

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Faith's Avatar Bear, I'll have some tea and maybe some puffed wheat cake as I've never heard of it before, while I mull over your post. I always feel sorry for Anne Boleyn, believe she was innocent and in my life have often dreamed about her.

Death, rock me asleep,
Bring me to quiet rest,
Let pass my weary guiltless ghost
Out of my careful breast.
Toll on, thou passing bell;
Ring out my doleful knell;
Let thy sound my death tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

My pains who can express?
Alas, they are so strong;
My dolour will not suffer strength
My life for to prolong.
Toll on, thou passing bell;
Ring out my doleful knell;
Let thy sound my death tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

Alone in prison strong
I wait my destiny.
Woe worth this cruel hap that I
Should taste this misery!
Toll on, thou passing bell;
Ring out my doleful knell;
Let thy sound my death tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

Farewell, my pleasures past,
Welcome, my present pain!
I feel my torments so increase
That life cannot remain.
Cease now, thou passing bell;
Rung is my doleful knell;
For the sound my death doth tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

Anne Boleyn

Posted by: Faith on 2nd May 2010 at 08:20AM

Re:
Westerwitch's Avatar I too believe Anne Boleyn was innocent of the crimes she was accused of . . . but I think she played a dangerous game with a very dangerous man and completely underestimated him and over estimated herself and it cost her her head.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 2nd May 2010 at 10:37AM

Re:
Westerwitch's Avatar Thank you for the tea and biscuits . . . noted that you now need two tins.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 2nd May 2010 at 10:37AM

RE
Camilla's Avatar Good Morning Bear.!

Thank you kindly for tea and bikkies, that wheat cake sounds yum.!

Completely agree with what WW has said about that misfortune of Annw Boleyn. A patient I look after is linked to the ancestry by birth to Charles 1, lots of paintings of the King around the room.!

Have a great day dear Bear.

xx

Posted by: Camilla on 2nd May 2010 at 01:59PM

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