Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Time Like An Ever Rolling Stream

"Who was the British monarch 100 years ago?" asked the TV quiz-master.  And the contestant said, "Queen Victoria."

Well, yes, I might have said that myself if pushed for time-  because for the first 50 years of my life it would have been the right answer.

As it was, I reached for my mental abacus and moved the beads around a bit. A hundred years ago was 1916- slap bang in the middle of the Great War- and so the king was-

George V.

But George V was king when my parents were born.

Yes. Exactly.

How time flies. 
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