MIZMARILYN'S MISSIVES

MIZMARILYN'S MISSIVES... THE MANIACAL MUSINGS ON THE MEANDERINGS, MISADVENTURES, AND MISHAPS OF A MISGUIDED MISCREANT...

Friday, January 27, 2006

Love, Love Alone...


My grandfather (middle) with the Duke of Windsor... and the Duchess (I don’t know what the queen called her, but I can bet it wasn’t Duchess and I’ll bet it wasn’t nice).

Remember the song? hmm... Harry Belafonte... “’Twas love, love alone, made king Edward leave the throne...” I’m going to quote some of it later... I loved any song Harry sang. For those of you who are too young to remember, King Edward Vlll gave up the throne to marry a DIVORCED woman, Wallis Warfield Simpson.. .. a DIVORCED woman from AMERICA! (I used to call her Walrus Simpson... you can understand the confusion, it’s a stoopid name for a girl!).

“Edward's younger brother, Albert, was suddenly thrust into the role of King George VI. "Bertie," as he was called, was a shy, retiring type, with a noticeable stammer. He'd been raised thinking his older brother would be king, so he was unprepared for the job when it fell to him. He worked hard, however, and became very popular with his people before dying at the age of 56 due to lung cancer.
His widow, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the Queen Mother)( you remember her), always blamed the stress of being King on her husband's early demise, and usually referred to Wallis as "that damnable Simpson woman."

I’m not quite certain what my grandfather was doing with them, but I suspect he was showing them some military place... Coast Guard. That was his job. He was a Rear Admiral, although maybe not at that time... Coast to coast, so I have no idea where they are...It looks sort of English, tho'... hmm...

It was love; love alone
Caused King Edward to leave his throne
It was love, love, love, love, love alone
Caused King Edward to leave his throne

You can take his money you can take his store
but leave him that lady from Baltimore
It was love, love, love, love, love alone
Caused King Edward to leave his throne

I don’t know what Mrs Simpson got in her bone
that caused the king to leave his throne
It was love, love, love, love, love alone
Caused King Edward to leave his throne

On the 10th of December 1936
the Duke of Windsor went to get his kicks
It was love; love alone
Caused King Edward to leave his throne

He said he was sorry that his Mommy would grieve
he cannot help it, he would have to leave
It was love, love, love, love, love alone
Caused King Edward to leave his throne

Imagine.... giving up being KING...

for a broad...

1 Comments:

At 3:39 AM, Blogger Peebs said...

What a great photo, and I love the story!

 

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