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4.8.13 … FYI: a Freeman of the City of London can “drive sheep and cattle over London Bridge” …

Stephen Fry, sheep, London Bridge,  LondonlovesBusiness.com, random, Harry Potter:  Interesting. 🙂  FYI: As one of the long-held historical rights, a Freeman of the City of London can “drive sheep and cattle over London Bridge.”  Also, speaking of Stephen Fry, did you Americans know that Stephen Fry is the narrator for the Harry Potter series for the British English speaking world?

His reason? Fry was wrapping up the filming of his “Fry in the City” documentary about the City of London. The prolific Tweeter was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2011.

As one of the long-held historical rights, a Freeman of the City of London can “drive sheep and cattle over London Bridge”. It has only been exercised on occasion in modern times, with one of the last occasions being 2008 when Lord Mayor of London Alderman Ian Luder drove a flock across the bridge to raise funds for charity.

via Why was Stephen Fry walking a sheep over London Bridge? | News | LondonlovesBusiness.com.

Jim Dale Vs Stephen Fry (Final Scene Between Harry Potter and Voldemort in Deathly Hallows) – YouTube.

Margaret Thatcher, U.K.,  ‘Iron Lady’ Prime Minister, RIP,  Bloomberg:  RIP, Margaret Thatcher “Iron Lady” … another icon …

“We’ll never see the like of her again. She was one of the great prime ministers of all times. She changed people’s lives. She is a fantastic person. She loved her country. She dedicated herself to improving people’s lives.”

via Margaret Thatcher, U.K. ‘Iron Lady’ Prime Minister, Dies – Bloomberg.

fake ID, US culture, American rite of passage, BBC News:  WOW – “A 2007 University of Missouri study of Midwestern undergraduates found that some 32% of those surveyed owned a fake ID by the end of their second year.” And it’s a felony in some states …

But the sheer prevalence of bogus identity cards like that carried by Madison suggests that efforts to circumvent the authorities’ latest tactics are inevitable.

All the evidence suggests that acquiring phony identification is commonplace among huge swaths of otherwise law-abiding young American adults – especially those who have left home for the first time to study at university.

A 2007 University of Missouri study of Midwestern undergraduates found that some 32% of those surveyed owned a fake ID by the end of their second year.

via BBC News – Why fake ID is an American rite of passage.

April 2013 Photo A Day,  #FMSphotoaday, fat mum slim:  While on a blogging sabbatical last year I did this for several months. I love the challenge.  I may try it again this summer …

Photo A Day April

April 2013 Photo A Day: It’s time to have a bucketload of fun! | #FMSphotoaday | fat mum slim.

Roy Parker Jr., RIP, historian, journalist,The Fayetteville Times, RIP, kith/kin:  Never met him, but knew of his greatness from his daughter.  Rest in Peace, Mr. Parker.

“His family was first. He was a proud ‘Yellow Dog’ Democrat,” said his son, Scott, a copy editor and page designer at The Fayetteville Observer. “The sweetest fellow you would ever meet. Everybody loved him. I was just always in total awe of him.”

Mr. Parker, who spoke with the slow drawl of a Southern gentleman, belonged to a family with deep North Carolina roots. From boyhood, his life was linked to the age-old printing press and clackety-clack typewriters.

“What a loss to this community,” said Bo Thorp, a longtime friend and the founding artistic director of the Cape Fear Regional Theatre.

For 40 years, Mr. Parker left his mark on the community. He told valuable stories in print, which were crafted from his vast knowledge and sense and respect for the past.

via Roy Parker Jr., noted historian and founding editor of The Fayetteville Times, dies.


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