ELIZABETH II REGINA
8 SEPTEMBER 2022
21 APRIL 2016
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOUR MAJESTY!”
BY: JAMES F. O’NEIL
Taurus Astrology: April 20–May 20: Dependable, Persistent, Loyal, Patient, Generous. Perfectly fine on being alone; this way things are done the way they want them to be done. Fiercely loyal to friends and family–and dependable, but deeply sensitive. They do not express their feelings openly. Have immense perseverance, even when others have given up. Very responsive to their surroundings. They like decorations, color, or anything that appeals to all the senses.
Taurus like possessions, with the Taurus home nicely decorated with lots of things. Taurus are down to earth, do not like gaudy, flashy or over-the-top-things. They prefer comfortable and creative settings and objects.
When Princess Elizabeth of England became queen in 1952
[Credit: Dorothy Wilding Estate. lethtemgrumble blog]
I was a paperboy delivering newspapers on the South Side for the Chicago Herald American.
I do have memories of folding papers for my route in February 1952. I do remember those headlines,
though I hardly knew her, and knew but a little more about Great Britain. Yet I soon learned that she and I were related–both born under the sign of Taurus! I was smitten.
I began clipping newspaper articles, pictures of her, and reading of her in TIME. I was a loyal subject, following her LIFE events.
Always, though, to this day, the occasion of her and my birthday brings a smile and a thought of her, and maybe something memorable. This year our birthdays are special: a big one for me (75), but a bigger one for her: (90).
So, here’s a shout out HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to two special people born on 21 April.
© James F. O’Neil 2016/2022