The Duchess, the King and the Baltimore Connection.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Today at  The Lecture Group  we listened to Zippy Larson speak about her favorite subject... The Duchess, the King and the Baltimore Connection. 

Zippy has done so much research and has a wealth of information...enough to fill a semester, or two.

The Smithsonian Institution Resident Associates asked her to research the Baltimore years of Wallis Warfield Simpson and devise a tour especially for them focusing on King Edward and Mrs Simpson in Baltimore.  From this tour she started lecturing on the subject.

 

Zippy spoke from A-Z and  "almost"  wrapped it up in an hour. Her enthusiasm, on the subject of the King who abdicated, was contagious and fun.  When King Edward VIII  gave up his throne to marry an American, his choice nearly brought the British Empire to its knees.

If you have a chance to hear Zippy, please don't miss it.

(Zippy and I met because we are both Registered Nurses who graduated from Sinai Hospital. Zippy has also been a Realtor®)

After the session I went up to congratulate her on doing such a fine job.  Zippy asked me write something down for her.  The delightful Celeste Pushkin, a Realtor® with Long & Foster,  was reciting a song she sang as a young girl jumping rope.

Here is how it goes:

 

 

                ♪♪♪♪♪♪

" New York girls are beautiful.

  Philadelphia girls are smart.

  But it takes a girl from Baltimore

  To win King Edward's heart."

             

               ♪♪♪♪♪♪                                                                                                                         

                                       The Lecture Group Zippy and Celeste

                                                                  Celeste and Zippy

                 That little girl song from a few years back summed up Zippy's talk .

                           The Duchess, the King and the Baltimore Connection.

                                                  


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Evelyn Johnston
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How cute is that song?  I didn't know about the King, The Duchess and the Baltimore Connection so I learned something too!

Nov 16, 2011 02:40 PM #1
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Joseph F Pino
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I have often heard that "Kingdoms fall for LOVE."  Maybe this was coined because of Zippy???

Nov 16, 2011 03:11 PM #2
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Laura Cerrano
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Oh? Is this Zippy before my time? :) Should I buy his or her song? LOL No clue who that is :)

Nov 16, 2011 03:36 PM #3
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Laura Cerrano
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Is Zippy as good as Fats Domino?

Nov 16, 2011 03:37 PM #4
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Christine Hooks
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Margaret, where do you find out about things like this?  Your posts are always interesting!

Nov 16, 2011 03:42 PM #5
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Evelyn, So glad you learned a tidbit or two.

Joseph, Just left you an email. Thanks for stopping by.  Looking forward to your first post.

Laura, It was Celeste who sang the song...not Zippy.

Chris, I belong to The Lecture Group and try to go with TLH each Wednesday and then out to lunch. Just so happened  that my friend Zippy was the speaker today.

Nov 16, 2011 03:51 PM #6
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Anne M. Costello
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Margaret: I had no idea that Wallis Simpson was from Baltimore - I assumed she was a New Yorker. Love the song - especially the line about Philadelphia girls being smart. Thank you for sharing!

Nov 16, 2011 08:56 PM #7
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Julissa Jumper
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Margaret Rome! What wonderful stories you share with us!

That lecture must have been so much fun.  If there was a question and answer period, I'll bet it ran over.  Ms Simpson was not treated very nicely in "The King's Speech", though.  But, really, that's about all I know about the story.

I enjoyed the little ditty!  Must be something about those girls from Baltimore!

Nov 17, 2011 01:02 AM #8
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Anne, Being from Pa. I bet you liked that line about Philly girls.

Julissa, The lecture did run over with questions and was a lot a fun.

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