The Queen’s Farewell
Your story on the front page of Ron Foxcroft meets the Queen was wonderful. Just the right tone for the day of his funeral. She was a remarkable person and will be greatly missed.
A different take…
I am so disappointed and embarrassed for The Spectator. The last day for the Queen, her funeral, to put this ridiculous story on the front page. So disrespectful.
Give Charles a chance
Although not a keen Royalist, I must say that if I were deeply grieving the loss of my mother, in my mid-70s, I would not be in the happiest state of mind at roam the land, doing my duty to the kingdom. So who are the finicky people pointing the finger at King Charles in what must be a tumultuous time for him? Probably the unsympathetic anti-royals showing complete disregard for his loss. I would much rather follow the royal family than the Trumps or the Kardashians of this world. So they have ups and downs like any other family, the difference being that all their dirty laundry is aired out in public using a wide range of laundry detergents. How many of us would like to be in this position? Give Charles a chance before hanging him up to dry.
Now that’s class
At the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978, my office was only a block from the hotel where the Queen was staying. I have seen it many times, but one occasion remains etched in my memory. I knew when she would be leaving for an event, so I walked into the nearly empty lobby and picked a spot near the red carpet leading from the elevator to the doors. I had my camera ready when she exited the elevator and started her walk out. As I was about to shoot, the top came off my camera and the spring-loaded batteries flew to the floor. She actually stopped, got up and waited for me to put everything back together and take my picture, then she continued. Now it’s class above and beyond.
Lately, you have received several letters about Donald Trump’s bigotry and anti-Semitism. Most sane people already know what Trump is. Don’t take it from me. Anti-Defamation League chief executive Jonathan Greenblatt led public criticism after Trump’s remarks about American Jews and Israel.
“To insinuate that Israel or the Jews control Congress or the media is anti-Semitic, pure and simple… Unfortunately, this is not the first time he has made such offensive remarks.”
Or listen to the American Jewish Committee, which said, “Why is Mr. Trump once again fueling dangerous stereotypes about Jews? His past support for Israel does not give him license to traffic in radioactive anti-Semitic tropes — or to peddle unfounded conclusions about the inseparable ties that bind American Jews to Israel. Sufficient!”
Enough indeed. Trump is anti-Semitic and deserves all the condemnation he receives, even if some of his loyal fans refuse to admit it.
lady of the giraffes
In 1956, a few years before Dian Fossey went to Africa (1963) to study gorillas, and Jane Goodall went to study apes (1960), our very own Canadian, 23-year-old Dr Anne Innis Dagg , went to Africa to study giraffes. .
She is still with us at 89 and on September 28th she will be at the Hamilton Playhouse Theater, 177 Sherman Ave. N., to show her documentary “The woman who loves giraffes”.
She will also have original paintings of giraffes by Robert Bateman, who was a close friend. She will answer questions about her life of academic hardship because she was a woman in a man’s world and how she eventually got recognition around the world for her research.
States have made famous their wildlife heroines, isn’t it time for Canada to do the same for Our Lady of the Giraffes? A mention in letters to the editor would certainly help.
Cost of cancer drugs
Re “Who best serves cancer patients?” » (September 15): Unfortunately, I believe the author should speak to a few other Canadians, as I know many who have had to go back to work and/or use all of their savings to cover the cost of cancer drugs that don’t are not covered. Let the truth be known…
Re “A path to victory for the conservatives” (September 19): You have to get over your crush on Poilievre. Frankly.