Saturday, June 16, 2012

A Double Diamond Celebration for the Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival

The latest Charlotte Mason Blog Carnival is up at Under An English Sky

Shirly Ann starts the carnival with:

How exciting! I am hosting my first Charlotte Mason Carnival! Welcome to 'Under An English Sky' my fellow CMers.

Here in England, we have just come out of some very exiting celebrations. Our Queen has reigned for 60 years. What an achievement! England has been alive with bunting and anything and everything red, white and blue! Queen Elizabeth is the second queen in England's history to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. The first was 
Queen Victoria who reigned very successfully from 1837 to her death in 1901.

As we watched all the pomp and ceremony - which nobody does quite like the British - it occurred to me that 115 years ago, Charlotte Mason was celebrating her Monarchs Diamond Jubilee too! She would have been 55 years old at the time. In this modern world, so many of us reach through time to glean all we can from this wonderful educator. 115 years on, we are celebrating the same rare event that she celebrated. The wheel of time turns and history repeats itself. Being very patriotic herself,I have no doubt that Miss Mason was an active participant in the celebrations of her Queen.

So it will come as no surprise to you that today's Charlotte Mason Carnival is a tribute to the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen of England - both past and present. Our Queen and Charlotte Masons Queen. A double diamond celebration.


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