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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Poppies


Have always bought and worn a poppy for November 11, in honour of those who died fighting for our country. But I'm wondering if its symbolism isn't now tied up with the war dead in Iraq? My head isn't clear on this and I don't want to wear a poppy if it means I look like I'm favour of Blair's war. Maybe I'll just put a pound in the box and go without the poppy this year.

And now for something completely off-topic while managing to be related - my favourite poppy is the ladybird poppy (or Papaver Commutatum in gardening-speak). These ladybird poppies were in our garden, June 2006.

3 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I say wear it - it's rememberence of the men and women who die for their countries, not a show of support of any particular war. I think 90% of people associate it with the two world wars, anyway.

Linda said...

Hello. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - I have just included something else because of what you said.

I agree with Jacqueline about the poppies - but I wonder who else has blogged about this.

Have you ever seen the Rachel in North London blog? Strikes me she may have something interesting to say on the matter.

Good day.

Flaming Nora said...

Well, I DID buy my poppy but the next day I lost it so I have a pin in my coat but they still have my pound in their box.

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