A measure of time past

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Editor: In 1956 November, I was a guest at my parents’ friends house in the south of England. The Hon. Gerald Ponsonby’s (later Lord de Mauley) two stepsons were holding a birthday party for one of their school mates.

The two host boys were running around with a bunch of other little eight years old boys, dressed as cowboys and Indians. The boys had their gray school uniform pants on, “skirts” made of coloured cloth, feather in their heads, the cowboys had boots on and big belts with guns.

A tipi was set up on the large grass, with a barbecue, fire and hot dogs.

Lady Helen, Gerald’s wife, pointed out one of the little Indians: “that is Prince Charles.” I have not seen the Prince of Wales in person since 1956. (Prince Charles was in Charlottetown last week). How time flies.

Judith L. Bezeredi,

Charlottetown

Geographic location: England, Charlottetown

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