Lieutenant Governor Hosts 90 years old at Government House


ltgovfranklewis_7228_5x7ap-e-i-s-lt-gov-frank-lewis-held-a-party-for-island-90-year-oldsWhat a nice gesture by the Province and especially by the Lieutenant Governor to host a tea party for our elderly citizens. Those who are or will be ninety this year. There was a wee bit of a miscalculation as to how many ninety year old people live on PEI!!! I think the LG expected somewhere between twenty and thirty guests!! more than double that number turned up. A new plan was hastily put together to provide two sitting on Tuesday and one more on Wednesday morning.  Very nice idea and I`m sure our many seniors enjoyed themselves. It reminds me of my Aunt Lily, she lived in Australia and reached the grand age of 100. The funny thing was while she waited to get her letter from the Queen on her 100th birthday, the Australian people were voting on whether to keep or do away with the Monarchy. Aunt Lily`s family worked hard no to let her know about the vote! Thank goodness the vote was in favour of keeping the Queen as head of state, and Aunt Lily got her letter in the nick of time! She passed away a few days later after a long and amazing life. I am in awe thinking of this brave young and single girl in 1935 daring to immigrated to the other side of the world. It must have taken a great deal of courage to strike out alone on such a trip and indeed adventure. Because of my Aunt Lily I now have more than seventy relatives living down under.

God Bless and keep reading

 

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About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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