"Q" Is For Queens - Alphabe Thursday, May 13, 2010
Well, I'm not talking about the crowned heads of Europe or anything like that. Elizabeth needn't feel intimidated. When I talk about queens, I am referring to what began as a group of four nurses, of the forensic genre, all good friends, over fifty ( I won't say how far above that milestone we all are - our ages vary ). We started out declaring ourselves "queens" when we cruised on the Monach of the Seas, out of San Pedro, California - perhaps over cocktails ( or several cocktails ). We held our own coronation and the crew of the Monarch soon declared us the Queens of that ship, as well. We began taking our responsiblities seriously, acquiring queenly paraphanalia, pins, pendants, crowns, t-shirts, even wine glasses, earrings, rings. On future voyages, other passengers began asking, "Who are those ladies"? We have inducted new ladies into the queendom but we original four will always be the queen mothers and the supreme rulers. We've talked about allowing males into our court, if they show the proper respect and are willing to be our lackeys but, thus far, a final decision has not been reached.
It has gotten almost to the point of an obsession and has spread to other ships with the transfer of our crew friends about the world. Land venues are now beginning to experience our royal presence whenever we gather together. If there is room in our suitcases, we faithfully take our "queen" wine glasses to use at every opportunity and we wear our queenly garb in order to garner the proper respect. If only there weren't such severe baggage limitations these days, we would have purchased the matching queen martini glasses! If we sense that anyone is thinking, "What a wierd bunch of old whackos", it's off with their heads!
Here we are on the Monarch, complete with our wine glasses. We're wearing our matching cocktail aloha shirts, purchased on a cruise to Hawaii.
Here's just a part of my crown pin collection:
I'm participating in Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday