Usually I’m, at best, ambivalent about the monarchy. I think that, from a political point of view, they have no purpose, but they make people feel good, and that’s an important function.

I was surprised, therefore, to realize how quickly I was willing to go all “abolish the monarchy” on learning of Blair’s knighthood.

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  1. avatar John Early says:

    Dear Ms. Holmes,

    I noticed your post about your Stretton relatives from Ireland, and there is a possibility we may be related. I am sorry to contact you through your message board, but there is no contact form on your website. If your interested, I left my email.

    Thank you