She’s the first person who comes to mind when I think of the royal family. I have to admit that on the day she died, I was getting ready to start my job here at the Everett Public Library and I was feeling a scared excitement over entering a new phase of my life.
But on that stifling August day I was glued to the television. I had no real interest in the royal family. Yet here was this woman who wanted nothing but to live a normal life and who loved her children the way a mother should: unconditionally. That is what we should remember.
On April 29th another life altering event will happen. The heir apparent to the British throne will marry his long-time love. For awhile, even for that one day, memories of tragedies will melt away, replaced with hope, awe and an eye to the future for the royals.
On a lighter note, I work with some truly amazing people. They’re a small group of knitters who have been knitting a royal wedding using the book Knit Your Own Royal Wedding by Fiona Goble. With skill that borders on the mystical, they’ve whipped up a royal wedding scene which can be seen and enjoyed in the Main Library circulation office display case. Look for it by the check-out desk next time you’re in.
I took a peek at it and my jaw dropped open. I’ve seen my co-workers knitting on their lunch hour, talking and sharing ideas. What really blows me away is the fact that they’re not even looking at their hands while they’re knitting!
The Royal Wedding for Dummies by Julian Knight
The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton from Life Books
The Making of a Royal Romance by Katie Nicholl