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Beautiful December

Now, when the garden awaits the return of spring
Now, when the silence is deep and blue
Now, when the winter has cast her spell again
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Here, where the snow is as soft as a woolly lamb
Here, where the nightfall is deep and blue,
Here, where the stars are so bright, you reach for them
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Child, may you sleep in gentle peace tonight
Dream of songs that rise on silken wings!
When you wake, enchanted by the snowspun light
Sing the songs that came to you in dreams,
Your beautiful December dreams
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Lady Godiva

chulcoopchulcoop Posts: 21 ✭✭
Our town, Coventry, England, is famous for the Lady Godiva legend.

Essentially a woman supposedly rode around our city about 1000 years ago on a horse without wearing any clothes to embarrass her husband into reducing taxes for the poor. Some historians now doubt if that did in fact happen.

There is a statue of her in the city centre.

Do a wikipedia search for "Lady Godiva" to find out more.
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  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    I wonder if Mrs Cameron could do the same. Do you think anyone would take any notice?
  • chulcoopchulcoop Posts: 21 ✭✭
    Well Mrs Cameron (the PM's wife) instead dressed up in a red wig and looked like a worker in a baker's shop for charity. When she was (and still is) the PM's wife (i.e. while the PM was in power)

    This is a pic of her.

    img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01685/SNN0619AA---_1685665a.jpg

    She baked the cakes personally, apparently. And then sold them to staff working at 10 Downing Street (the PM's official residence) for "Red Nose Day".

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Relief

    So while Godiva stripped off SamCam (as she is known over here) got dressed up.


    Cliff
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,672 mod
    edited April 2016
    She looks elegant in this photo.

    745px-Lady_Godiva_%28John_Collier%2C_c._1897%29.jpg
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    Nudity is the focus of this story too @Kindgnice, but I doubt the emperor looked so elegant with no clothes!

    http://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html
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