I'm loving the images we're seeing on our national evening news
about the Diamond Jubilee.
It reminded me that I have a silver sixpence
minted in Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee year, 1887.
I bought it when G and I were in England for my cousin's wedding,
a few months before our own wedding,
so that I could comply with the wedding day custom
for brides to wear:
Something old, something new,
Something borrowed, something blue,
And a silver sixpence in her shoe.
Best wishes to the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee!
(Do you think she might have followed the bridal custom herself?)