Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Future King

Ok, so maybe we Americans are a bit obsessed with the British royal family.  But seriously, it's fascinating, and although we spent many years and countless lives asserting our independence, you can't blame us for being a little envious and curious about some of the traditions lost during the Revolution.

The future King of England was born Monday.  While this may not have as much significance in modern society as it did three hundred years ago, it's still not an everyday occurrence.  In fact, the last time it happened was over thirty years ago.  I was still in gradeschool, yet I remember it like it was yesterday.

Cellphones and internet had not yet invaded out lives, so we still got our news the old-fashioned way---the nightly news, gossip shows such as "Entertainment Tonight" broadcast on the 3 available networks (yes, I said 3!), and trash rags like the "National Enquirer."  Back in the day, events like royal births were big events, even more so than the tabloid frenzy we see today.

Those were the days...good times...

Monarchist or not, congratulations to the happy family, and here's to holding on to the remaining bits of tradition that connect us to our past.

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