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Maggie, (Not Sailor Doxie) We Miss You




Boudicca and Thatcher, bookends of the UK. First and last to grow a pair. Elizabeth in the middle.
There were some great men in there too - All gone.
You scared me, I thought the Iron Lady had gone to her well deserved rest, and that I just missed the news.  That woman was the best Prime Minister in my lifetime.  I love watching old clips of her like this one.
John Major had ambitions and got enough people together to throw her out. Next election John Major got his well deserved thrashing and they got Blair. I hope Major remains in well deserved political oblivion.
I remeber the Ronald Reagan funeral in the National Cathedral, with Maggie sitting next to Gorby in the same pew.

As a band nerd, I also remember the interment ceremony in California, with the AF Band playing classic Protestant hymns.  Made the hair stand up on the back of my neck, that did.  A good military band beats all Hell out of an Aeolian-Skinner organ when it comes to sacred music.  Unfortunately, most bands these days are government-subsidized and not allowed to play that kind of stuff.

I particularly remember seeing on C-SPAN, after the VIPs had left, the AF bandsmen coming up to Reagan's bier, 1 or 2 at a time, and very respectfully saluting.