Thursday, July 21, 2005

Oh Hell No!

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Going through my mother's keepsakes recently, I came across this booklet which includes approximately 25 pages of photographs of the British Royal Family.
I would guess it was printed in early 1949, shortly after the birth of Prince Charles.

My mother carefully inscribed her name on both the cover (which is now barely legible) and inside the cover.

She was not yet married at this time, and I can only imagine what possessed her to want this book. Was she perhaps thinking someday she would have a daughter who would grow up and marry the Prince?

Being the firstborn daughter, born several years later, I would guess that would have been me...

Problem number 1: I'm American.
Problem number 2: I don't have a hyphenated name.
Problem number 3: Let's just say I'm not enamored by his looks.

Solution number 1: Have a birth certificate forged, showing me as British born.
Solution number 2: Create a name such as Sierra Parker-Bowles-Bella.
Solution number 3: Blind myself!

Now if Charles looked anything like his son William, now that would be a whole 'nother story!


Blogger Romani Heart said...

Heh.. thank goodness those kids got their mom's looks!!

2:30 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

romani heart-
Isn't that the truth!

2:47 PM  
Blogger Gabriel said...

I'd have to agree with you on the attractiveness of the man..

Isn't it so interesting that the more attractive a public figure is, the more open most of us are to listening to them.. I think JFK, Reagan, and Clinton are some good examples.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Nina said...


I bet something like that would be worth money now.

Thanks for the laughs about those royals. I think the only thing Charles had going for him was being a prince, his looks . . . and personality are well lets say dry.

3:58 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Also true!
This is why Charles probably married Diana- and boy did that backfire on him!

Aren't you supposed to be getting ready for your trip?
I could live with the lack of looks and dry personality, but his affair with 'the horsefaced one' would have gotten him "Bobbited."

4:04 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Laughing, yeah I took a break from packing ~ and just had to come look at some blogs.

That is a good point, 'the horsefaced one', "Diana", 'the horsefaced one', "Diana"??? What on earth was that man thinking. I guess the good thing is "they" Charles and 'the horsefaced one' didn't have children.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bean said...

LMFAO. Holy crap that was a funny post. That book... to be more specific... the picture on the cover is priceless!

I especially liked the line:

"My mother carefully inscribed her name on both the cover (which is now barely legible) and inside the cover."

I can just envision her all dreamy eyed and optimistic of the future.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Was your mother an Anglophile in general? That family invented the ugly stick. The only good thing Charles ever did was pick Diana to share her genes for his kids. You got it right about the Bobbiting.

5:20 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

wow, the queen looks almost cute. almost.
that's a neat keepsake....

5:57 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

That is so neat! And the queen looks so sweet and innocent.

7:46 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Wow! It's neat that she had such "lofty" dreams about her little girl, but I'm right with you: set me up with that gargoyle and someone's gonna get hurt. Great story, though!

7:38 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

I'd guess (in this case) that love really is blind!

chris v.-
Well thanks!
Mom always joked that she should have married a Texas oil millionaire (back when a million was a lot of money.) I'm thinking she wanted more prestige for her daughter...

No, my mother wasn't an Anglophile whatsoever! I didn't even know how much English blood we had until I began my ancestry search.

It really is pretty interesting. It'll probably end up on EBay after I die, as none of my children seem interested in these relics.

I don't have the booklet in front of me, but I believe she was still "Princess Elizabeth" at that time. Perhaps the strain of all the waving from the carraiges hadn't aged her yet?

Champagne wishes and cheap caviar dreams?
Gargoyle is right!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

One thing you can say for Prince Charles - those jug-handle ears give a girl somethin' to hold onto!

10:22 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Somehow I knew you'd have something to say on this subject!

Y'know what they say about big ears... or is that big feet?

11:35 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Holding onto ears, yes... but Bucky, don't you think that beak would get in the way of..., well..., gettin' down to bizness?***wink***

12:16 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

Do you think maybe "that beak" is a big part of "gettin' down to bizness?"

1:58 PM  
Blogger Rae Ann said...

Wow, that's really cool! Maybe it has something to do with that photo you found that's on the other blog? Oh, the intrigue!

6:46 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

rae ann-
I wondered about that too!
The other picture looks quite a bit like a young Charles, but the girl doesn't look much like Ann.
Who knows?

8:07 AM  
Blogger BipolarPrincess said...

Hey - Texas oil millionaire, that would be Ross Perot! So who would you pick, Perot or Prince Charles?

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sierra parker bowles, cupcakes you could bowl me over what ever yoiu aree quite a tounge in cheeker checkerr, love ya,

4:35 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

OMG, I didn't even think of Ross Perot!
Well- I'm closer in age to Prince Charles, and taller than Mr. Perot... hmmmmm? How about Jed Clampett from the Beverly Hillbillies instead?
Who would you pick?

Welcome to my first anonymous!!!
Thank you, and love ya too!

7:29 PM  

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