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My Rolls Royce.

Updated on March 16, 2016
The most beautiful car in the world?
The most beautiful car in the world? | Source

My beautiful Rolls.

They stole my car last night you know, yes last night in the dark.

This is indeed a serious theft not kids out for a lark.

My car is the best of any, so desired by very many, a big car yes with style aplenty but oh, it left my wallet empty.

The body style is long and sleek, dark green the colour so sharp so neat. Inside the doors it's all cream leather the seats all piped with dark green leather.

The dashboard made of gleaming wood, the door caps are the same, I sit here in my tearful state will we meet again.

A policeman said that his thoughts were I'd lost my car for ever, will I see my car again it seems the word is never.

You see my car is special and wanted by so many. Yes Mr Rolls told Mr Royce they'll cost a pretty penny.


A Footnote.

My father was a chauffer for many years and related many stories to the rest of the family. Yes the owner of the Rolls Royce above did get it back. It was found 60 miles away and was undamaged.

Another story told was of a Rolls he was driving breaking down. The owner of the car who was sat in the rear seat contacted the Rolls Royce agent from whom he had bought the car. Before long a man arrived to see what could be done. The owner remonstrated with the man regarding the breakdown. The man replied '' It has not broken down Sir it has simply failed to proceed '' The owner berated the man for his remark. Not to be outdone the man said ''Well you have bought one of the cheaper models Sir '' Further badinage cannot be recorded here suffice to say the car was restarted and the journey completed.


Cream leather seats edged with green piping.
Cream leather seats edged with green piping. | Source

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Graham, I thought you were saying that you lost your Rolls Royce for a moment. It would have been a very stressful situation for the person that had their Rolls tolen. Lucky they got it back intact. Maybe someone just took it for a joy ride to say they had driven one. I had heard that they were supposedly guaranteed to never break down or you don't have to pay for repairs ever...don't know if that is true. Interesting, voted up.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi John. I tried to make it a bit of a mixed bag this one. I was putting photos on as you came over so I don't know if you saw them. Thanks as always for your visit and comments also the vote.

      Graham.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Beautiful cars! My favourite colour is green and the leather is so luxurious. Glad the car was restored to its owner.

      The other story is great; I've heard of similar 'phrases' to avoid saying 'broken down'. Rolls Royce prided themselves on not breaking down, I believe.

      Great to see you again after quite a while, Graham.

      Love the refinement and humour in this; just like the car itself. A statement not a shout!

      Ann

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi again Graham, no I didn't see those photos earlier....great addition. Love that interior.

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      Don A. Hoglund 2 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I recall a story about a Rolls breaking down in the desert. The driver managed to contact the company which immediately flew a mechanic out who fixed the problem and sent the owner on his way. the owner later wrote to the company and thanked them for promptly fixing his Rolls when it broke down. He got a letter back from the company which said, you must be mistaken sir. Rolls's never break down.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      A cheaper model?? O my...I wonder by how much. Such snobbery in the world of vehicles, hee hee.

      Enjoy this read...thanks for the smiles.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Ann. Lovely to see you as well, I do keep an eye on your work frequently. Thank you for your kind comments.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Ann. Thank you for your kind comments. I'm glad you liked this hub. Yes there are many stories about ' break downs' out there. Thanks again.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi John. Glad you came back to see the cars. Thank you.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Pat. Thank you for your visit and lovely comments, I am glad you enjoyed the hub.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Don. Thanks for your valued visit. Yes there are a few stories out there about RR. Your's is a great contribution.

      Graham.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Funny story Graham. Who wouldn't want a Rolls Royce? ( even a cheaper one. ) Hee..

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      One of the classier autos ever made. I would like to drive one before my days are done. Thanks for sharing the stories, Graham. Maybe one day I'll be a bestselling novelist and I can buy one. :)

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Ruby. Lovely to see you, thanks for your visit and comment, I'm glad it raised a smile.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. I'm glad you liked this one. I hope that one day AFTER you are a bestselling novelist you will buy one and it will give great pleasure.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      PLEASE IGNORE THIS - CLEARING A DUPLICATE.

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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Loved the story. I still feel proud when I see a 'Rolls '

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Good morning Lawrence. Thanks for your visit. I do so agree with you. A Rolls is a Rolls, enough said!

      Graham.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Fun story and beautiful car! ^+

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Truly beautiful car. Your father must have had so many stories to tell. I really enjoyed the two you picked. I love how the owner, in the second story, tried to best the RR salesman but couldn't!

      Voted up, useful, funny, and awesome.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jackie. Thanks for your visit. I'm glad you liked it and it raised a smile. Yes RR are reather special.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Mary. Yes there were many tales to tell in those far off days. Thank you for your visit and votes. I appreciate tjhem.

      Graham.

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      Judy Specht 2 years ago from California

      They just don't make them as beautiful as this one. Excellent entertainment for a low day.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Lovely car, great poem and anecdotes.. What fun to learn all those Rolls stories from your father. Really enjoyed this Graham.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Judy. Thank you for your visit and comments. Yes the Rolls Royce is my favourite.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Maj. Thanks for your welcome visit and comments. Yes it's a different life in so many ways.

      Graham.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      It simply failed to proceed! LOL! that reminded me of when I worked for Ford Recall Centre, one recall was on a mondeo I believe, the breaks were useless so they had to send out letters for people to take the car to the garage, I believe the words were something along the lines of:

      'The brakes are slightly out of alignment and may possibly slide slowly along the road when applying!' LOL! in other words, get out fast because they didn't work! nell

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Nell. Thanks for your visit. Glad you smiled at this one. Your ford 'recall' is great. :-)

      Graham.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I love your humor!

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Flourish. Thanks for your visit and comment. I'm glad it raised a smile.

      Graham.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Nice poem to eat my luch too, I smiled. Thank you. Jamie

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jamie. Thanks for your visit. I'm glad it raised a smile. It's all in a lifetime eh!.

      Graham.

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      I've never had the opportunity to drive a Rolls Royce, but they sound like a classy vehicle. This is a very funny, awkward situation you've described so well. I also enjoyed reading your profile. Nice to meet you Graham.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Chris. Thanks for your welcome visit and comments. I see from your profile that you are a very busy man on the writing front. I shall contact your writing Facebook page. I'm glad you enjoyed this hub.

      Graham.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for the footnotes..LOL cleared it up for this old Rambler :)

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Frank. Thanks for your visit. Glad you liked it.

      Graham.

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      stella vadakin 20 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hi Graham, I want one. Good

      Story

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      Graham Lee 20 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Stella. Thanks for your visit. I wish I had one as well, they are beautiful. I still think they are the best in the world. In many cases the Bentley is the same car but a different Grille and badging.

      Graham.

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      Mary Wickison 10 months ago from Brazil

      Hi Graham,

      My ex and I use to sell classic cars and we have owned several. Although I enjoyed them and could appreciate the luxury, in my opinion, they are far too big. Parking, especially in the UK was a nightmare!

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      Graham Lee 10 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Mary. Thank you for your welcome visit and comments. You are right but Oh are they not such a treat.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 7 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion,

      I LOVED this hub. I also LOVE Rolls Royce cars. Oh, how I have dreamed of owning one before I go to eternity.

      I thoroughly enjoyed how you wrote this story. Excellent.

      Keep up the fine work.

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      Graham Lee 7 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you Kenneth for your valued visit and comments. Yes a Rolls or a Bentley is also my dream.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 7 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old lbion/Graham,

      You are always welcome.

      If I had the finances, I would love to visit you in your country and we could take walking tours and view the Bentley's and Rolls Royce beauties in the main square. Am I right?

      Well, like your dream, this is another dream of mine.

      Thank you for being my friend. And write soon.

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      Graham Lee 7 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Kenneth. That would indeed be a delight. Still the best in the world. Keep smilin'

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 7 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albiion/Graham,

      "Amen to that, my good friend in Lancashire!"

      "You keep smilin' and turning out great hubs like this one and if you are first between the two of us to be blessed with a new Rolls, I will expect you to send me the financial help to get me over there so you can give me a ride in this "masterpiece among vehicles."

      Deal?

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      Graham Lee 6 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Kenneth. YOU ARE ON! (if it happens). Keep smilin'

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion,

      Okay, my good friend, I am shaking hands with you. And . . .when this HAPPENS, and I receive (more than) a Little cash to get me to Lancashire, I will BUY YOU and I a fine dinner at one of your finest eateries.

      Deal?

      And if you can swing it, please use your influence and invite Duchess Kate Middleton to join us for she is one gorgeous girl. And what makes an extra friendly dinner even better?

      A gorgeous girl like Kate and of course, your witty stories and tales of how you suddenly became wealthy.

      I cannot wait!!!

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      Graham Lee 6 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Kenneth. I'll see what I can do and will let you know in due course as to a possible outcome.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion/Graham,

      Wow! I can hardly wait. Getting to dine with you and Duchess Kate all at one time. What a great event. One that Kate will remember for the ages.

      She does not know just how classy you and I can be.

      Oh, another thing. You can write a hub about this get-together and get 1,000,000 views in a week!

      See what you can do to get this started.

      Kenneth

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      Graham Lee 6 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Kenneth. I am afraid that I cannot expose dreams to the world! The reality is that I drive a Skoda Yetti. I have now returned to reality.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion,

      My friend, I am still in my dreams about Kate, fresh-garden salad, you eating your fresh mutton and me just gazing at Kate and then we all drive around in your Rolls, errr, I mean, Skoda and she has a blast.

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      Graham Lee 6 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      For ever the optimistic dreamer Kenneth, how can one not admire such fortitude in the midst of a sometimes frightening reality.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion,

      Well, I am torn between revealing the answer to your rather controversial question, or just staying quiet.

      Oh, why not?!

      The secret of being an optimistic dreamer is never claiming to have any intelligence whatsoever. That is it. Simple, but yet mysterious.

      To make my answer easier, I am adding an analogy: Not claiming to be of a high level of knowledge is like a green hand camper sitting all alone in the dark forest enjoying his camp fire.

      He is almost mesmerized by the crackle of the wood and dancing of the flames against the darkness.

      But little does he know that a pack of Lobo wolves are hiding strategically behind the bushes that surround him. But he only continues to lose himself in the sound and look of the fire.

      If he knew about the wolves, he would be in a tizzy of anxiousness and not enjoy the fire.

      You see now? I could have saved all of this time and said, "ignorance is bliss," but I like to be a tad dramatic at times.

      Peace and keep the Rolls shined up.

      Tell Kate that you and I have talked.

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      Graham Lee 6 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      No intelligence Kenneth? The depth of your post denies such a claim, in the words of that lovely old song; May You Always Be A Dreamer.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion/Graham, my Good Friend in Lancashire,

      I meant to explain that the (not) knowing of a danger or tragic event yet to unfold causes me to experience bliss.

      Ahhh, that song, May You Always Be A Dreamer. Great choice.

      I simply cannot wait to get over there and meet you and dine with some of your finest dishes and talking to Kate while she tells us of her life as Duchess of Cambridge.

      I am having chills even as I speak.

      Have a good day, my friend.

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      Graham Lee 6 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      I received an unexpected email yesterday inviting me to lunch, I have no idea from whence it came. I was told that a Rolls Royce would collect me at 12.30pm and that I would be pleasantly surprised on my arrival at the destination.

      Unfortunately I had to decline as I had a prior engagement. Still it did leave me wondering. A strange one this Kenneth.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, old albion/Graham,

      Are you serious?

      Man, what I would have given to be you in that instance. I promise you that I would have gotten inside the Rolls without question, well, one question: "Where is Princess Kate?"

      Graham . . .this might be an omen of things to come about you and I.

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      Graham Lee 6 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Kenneth. I have learned that the destination of the Rolls was to be the opening of a new 'Big Mac'. It has recently opened in London and I am lead to believe that the hostess was a beautiful woman of world fame. This has me at a total loss a to her identity. I will keep you informed.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old abion/Graham,

      Big Mac. No problem. But the hostess although you say was beautiful and or world fame, but a loss to her identity, well, Graham, my good overseas friend, you may have a controversy or a mystery on your hands.

      All the more reason for me to step in and get over there to be your

      assistant. I can wear doctor-like glasses and a hat to complete the "Dr. Watson" image.

      What you wear, I trust, will be fine.

      We have got to learn the beautiful hostess' background. Meanwhile, I will be going through protocol as it pertains to Buckingham Palace to get to talk to Princess Kate to see what her schedule may be for our meeting.

      I admit that meeting Kate and dining with her and you has turned out to be work. But good work.

      Later, Graham.

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      Graham Lee 6 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Kenneth. I was being driven through London yesterday when my driver was 'cut up' by a London Cab driver. My driver protested with some vigour the reply he was given appalled me. Never have I heard such badinage from one so young. When I think of who my travelling companion might have been I shudder.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 6 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion/Graham,

      I am with you with such apprehension about traveling in today's society in someone else's car.

      Harsh attitudes mixed with harsh language makes me uneasy.

      But the way I have OUR visit mapped out is this:

      I fly in on Delta or American and met at airport by you in your Rolls.

      We then swing by Buckingham Palace to pick up Kate and KATE ONLY. No William.

      She can sit in the back with me while you drive since you know more about the landscape of your country than I do.

      Of course the next stop would naturally be the eatery that you have chosen ahead of time and when we arrive, I will get out and open Kate's door.

      You can be the co-escort and we three will eat, laugh, talk and get to know each other very well.

      Is this plan okay?

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      Graham Lee 5 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Kenneth. I have decided to retire from driving the Rolls and concentrate on my writing. I am after all 72 and time is calling a halt to my hedonist life style. I did mention you in my weekly despatches to the palace and I am informed that you will be welcomed should you visit. Simply mention my name to Benedict, he is the keeper of the first gate. On entry please ensure that your cell phone is switched off. I will see you on the pages.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion/Graham

      Thank you for the heads up. And the inside connection at Buckingham Palace, or "Kate's crib," as we will call it.

      I understand you slowing down to driving your Rolls, but you will have to drive us three around when I arrive.

      In the meantime, write more hubs like this one. It is great.

      And Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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      Graham Lee 5 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Kenneth. I have just published a hub on cooking fish. It is interesting, one of the boys at the palace told me about it some time ago. I believe it is well received in certain quarters! A very merry Christmas to you and yours, from me and mine.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Graham,

      "A sincere thank you for your nice comment and holiday wishes. I also pray that you and yours will experience huge portions of happiness, joy, health, prosperity and peace in 2017."

      "And thank you for being my friend."

      Kenneth

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      Graham Lee 5 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you Kenneth!

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, Graham,

      I meant every word and you are very welcome.

      Oh, what was Kate talking about today?

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      Graham Lee 5 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Kenneth. I did telephone this morning. Unfortunately I was told that she was indisposed and unavailable for three days. What to make of it I know not. I do not feel that I was side lined but somehow feel that I might be the recipient of a monstrous fabrication. Or even as you say over there. A case of terminological inexactitude. I await events.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion/Graham

      My good, good friend, take cheer! You tried or as the old line goes, "You gave it the old college try," and I applaud you.

      Her managers must have gotten wise to our plans to have a friendly lunch with you and I. Like we posed a threat to Prince William. LOL.

      That has to be it. Jealousy on his part. If she could talk to you, I would water you a stick of bologna that she is just itching to be asked out by you and I and get to ride in that Rolls of yours.

      Maybe some strategic planning is in order. Let's slow down a bit and shoot for next summer. She loves to dress in those pretty summer dresses anyway and I think that our chances will be better.

      You can write the hub about it. I give you that gift, my good friend.

      Talk to you soon. Raining over here in Alabama where I live.

      Merry CHRISTmas to you and yours.

      Kenneth

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      Graham Lee 5 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Kenneth. Yes I agree. Over and out on this subject until the spring.

      Best wishes.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion,

      Great minds think great things.

      Peace and Happiness to you and yours, my Friend.

      Kenneth

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      Graham Lee 5 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you Kenneth. I wish you and all our readers. All they wish for themselves.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion,

      My good friend, you ARE a class act, top drawer, a true, blue friend and hubber. I am humbled by your words. At this point, I am speechless and that is very rare.

      Have everything good today and everyday.

      Kenneth

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      Graham Lee 5 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      PLEASE IGNORE THIS POST. I AM STRAIGHTENING UP THE PAGE.

      GRAHAM.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion,

      I am writing to tell you that I am ignoring above post.

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      Graham Lee 5 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Kenneth. Tenacity Oh Tenacity, 'tis admirable.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion,

      Oh, you wanted me to NOT comment, just ignore. Hmmm.

      A timely thought. Okay. Instead of one of my zinger closing thoughts on the ultra-gorgeous Kate Middleton, I shall nap in this box if you do not mind.

      Good night.

      ZZZZZZZzzzzzZZZzzzzZZZzzzzz

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      Graham Lee 5 months ago from Lancashire. England.

      Kenneth. You raised a smile and then a laugh out loud. An extremely rare event these days.

      Graham.

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      Kenneth Avery 5 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      old albion,

      I give Our God, the Praise for blessing me and allowing me the opportunity to make ONE of my Dear Friends/Follower smile. That is what my intentions are on HP. It is certainly not the money. If it is, they pray tell me why I have to build birdhouses to supplement our grocery budget?

      Hey, Graham, you know your way around Buckingham Palace, see if you can get yourself an appointment to talk to "our girl" Kate Middleton and secure a good sized monetary gift for me and I will share it with you.

      She is always in the news giving poundage to this group and that group.

      This should be easy for you.

      Your Friend for Life, Kenneth

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