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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Smiles of Diana

Flashback in Time: July 1, 1961

Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, born on this day in 1961 will always be remembered - an Angel of mercy, the Princess of people's hearts ... the People's Princess. Her smile came from within...hers was the smile of the world! She smiled to our faces and now smiles in our hearts!

Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, Great Britain
July 1, 1961 - August 31, 1997

The Smiles of Diana

 An icon of British royalty, the “People’s Princess”
smiled from within capturing the heart of America.
She mesmerized the world with her interest in fashion
and popular culture but is most remembered for her
compassion, a trait upon which she thrived.


For a small, wee child
With rosy cheeks aglow
An uncertain smile
Seemed quite apropos


A delightful young girl
Of hardly ten
With a hint of a smile
Let you in…

Inside her heart
Where warmth resided
Soothing comfort
Her smile provided


A fairytale wedding
Showered joy and pride
Within a blissful smile
She both laughed and cried


Empathy and devotion
Surpassed all mystical charms
Within the most loving smile
New life wiggled in her arms


Arms that opened wide
Even in times of dire distress
With a smile so big
Stayed strong as a mighty fortress

Graceful beauty
Her true legend rendered
Smiles within smiles
Always to be remembered



Sir Elton John's "Candle in the Wind", written for the death of marvelous Marilyn Monroe, was re-adapted for the one of his Princess friend. It was performed during Diana's funeral in London, at Westminster Abbey on September 6, 1997.