That's quite the post mark.

Money Grandma

Cute Story about my youngest nephew, a twenty dollar bill and The Queen. It happened on the on Christmas Morning when my nephew got a 20 dollar bill for spending money from his grandparents. It was so funny I had to write The Queen about it. We’ll pick from that point:

Dear Madam

On Christmas, I heard a story that was too priceless not to share with you.

Canadian National Vimy Memorial with The Queen on the Twenty Dollar Bill

My 7-year-old nephew, Oxford Andony was given a 20 Canadian dollar bill amongst other gifts.

He came to me, and I pointed at the Vimy Ridge Memorial that is on one side and said, “That’s Vimy Ridge, Uncle Robert saw that when he was in Europe, so did Grandma and Grand-dad when they visited last year.”

My nephew Oxford then turned over the 20 Dollar Bill and said:

“Do you know who that is?”

I replied, “Who?” trying to get him to answer.

He pointed at your portrait on our money and said:

“That’s Money Grandma.”

“Who?” I replied.

“Money Grandma… She’s a grandma, and she’s on the money. She is Money Grandma.”

The Canadian Dollar Coin Obverse side showing The Queen

He said this in the most endearing way as a sign of affection.

I gave a little chuckle and then he said:

“Money Grandma is rad.”

He then saw a Canadian Dollar coin, affectionately called a Loonie to us Canadians, and said,

“look, more Money Grandma.”

So the saying goes “Out of the mouth of babes”  We all thought it was very cute. I am sure this will be remembered in our family for years to come and thought you would enjoy this anecdote as well.

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I’ve never sent a letter to The Queen. I wonder how you do that? … Well, it’s pretty easy. But it has to be a written letter.

I sent it off wondering if the story would get to her, being a grandparent and great grandparent she must have had similar experiences… I  wonder if she would find it funny. I wonder if it even made it… Three months went by and then while my nephews were visiting. My mother said,

“Did you ever hear from Buckingham Palace?”

Royal Cypher and Post Mark to Buckingham Palace

I said no I haven’t, not yet, maybe it was lost in the mail. But it’s a cute story I may blog about if I never hear back.

The day the nephews left I check the mail and BOOM I  find a letter in the mail post marked EIIR Buckingham Palace.

I thought it would be a form letter or something thanking me for my letter. But no it was a personalized letter from her Lady-in-Waiting Philippa de Pass. Spelling mistake and all, (the spelling mistake makes it more authentic), see below for full copy.

I am going save this letter and present it to Oxford next time I see him. I really do hope The Queen had a good laugh as we did, and this will just one of many family stories for years to come.

Letter from Philippa de Pass Lady-in-Waiting on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II (click for larger version)

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