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My transatlantic trophy.

Posted by Big John on May 19, 2007

So poor old Harry is not going to Iraq. Now that’s a surprise! Never mind, his grandma has already given him a medal, and there are plenty more where that came from: just take a look at his dad’s chest the next time you see him in one of his many uniforms.

Now it might surprise you to know that I was awarded a sort of ‘gong’ whilst I was absent from the UK recently, and I’m pleased to say that I will not have to visit Buckingham Palace for ‘er Maj to present this award to me, for this honour was bestowed by that ‘queen’ of bloggers … ‘Betty’ at … ‘Old Dog New Trick’ … in far away Arkansas.

‘Dubya’ may be giving ‘Tone’ the Congressional Gold Medal, but my …


… will be valued far more, and helps to prove that …

… We are NOT … as is often quoted …

… ‘Two nations divided by a common language’.


2 Responses to “My transatlantic trophy.”

  1. Betty said

    Glad you like it. There’s no money prize that goes with it, but if you like, you can choose five of your favorite bloggers and bestow the award upon them. I wish I hadn’t been limited to five.

  2. Terri said

    Well, congrats to you! See what happens when you’re away.
    Have to agree….you’re a very thinking-sort-of man.

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