A special post for all Unionist Ladies.
Yes indeed. I’m addressing you and
I understand that to your great chagrin, the “Poppy Kermesse” is over for another year.
You will no longer be able to phone in to object to somebody on TV, the radio or playing football without a Poppy.
Until this time next year you will no longer be able to complain, softly, softly, sotto voce like all true, blue Ladies about Poppy-less shoppers, shop assistants, bus drivers and so on.
Nothing but ingrates!
I know you were aghast to see posters like this
But enough of politics. Today we are going to focus on much more serious issues.
Have you Unionist Ladies spotted the latest trend?
One poppy is not enough!
Do you all realise that fashion-wise you’re a nobody unless you wear at least three Poppies ?
Preferably with a silver or silver-gilt brooch pinned underneath them
Better 5. Like HM. Lest we forget. Though forgetting is more than likely at her age.
Maybe her 5 poppies were less a fashion statement and more a pro memoria?
Urgent Message to all Unionist ladies:
Fashion costs, Ladies! One poppy is not enough!
You have to triple or quintuple your donations to the British Legion.
Coming back to our home turf. Can I use the word “turf” in the presence of you Unionist Ladies?
Or is it too Irishy?
Maybe something like “Coming back to our home
peat briquettes is better?
The burning question is
Will our Arlene update her look next year?
It looks as if she’s only got half a poppy today and that hat is so, so 1920s.
A half- upturned brim doesn’t bring it into the late 2010s.
But she’s taken one step towards full fashion status!.
She’s got a silver brooch pinned on underneath her half-Poppy!
PS Why’s our Arlene wearing a line of ribbons? Where did she earn those medals? What did she do? When was she on Active Service?
NB 1 poppy is still enough for Unionist gentlemen (See Duke of Edinburgh above).
They put their hands in other people’s pockets, not their own!