A special delivery!

@garymarsh6 (18434)
United Kingdom
June 28, 2019 11:04am CST
This morning just before lunch the postman posted the mail through the door. I was pleased to receive a lovely card from none other than @Gillygirl. She is so clever and adept at knowing what I would appreciate. It was a very interesting card about the Irish Guards. The army were ordered to create a regiment of Irish guards by Queen Victoria in April 1900 and have had a battalion of guards ever since. These soldiers are on active service and alternate overseas postings with the Coldstream guards protecting WIndsor castle when they are back in the country. Ironically the IRA bombed their bus in London in 1981 injuring 23 soldiers causing injury to 16 members of the public and killing two people. The Regiment were pallbearers at Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mothers funeral in 2002 as she was their Colonel in Chief. I took a photo of the card so that you can see it. Thank you Gilly. Your act of kindness will not go unrewarded!
30 people like this
28 responses
• Preston, England
28 Jun
I got my card from her today too - terrific stuff
5 people like this
@Gillygirl (32878)
• Sutton, England
28 Jun
4 people like this
@garymarsh6 (18434)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun
So sweet of her. I can't call her innocent but she is a real sweetie!
3 people like this
@Gillygirl (32878)
• Sutton, England
28 Jun
3 people like this
@Gillygirl (32878)
• Sutton, England
28 Jun
Uhm, uhm, I am shy! I thought you would like the card Gary and pleased you explained the history of the Irish Guards..
5 people like this
@garymarsh6 (18434)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun
Yes thank you Gilly I was impressed!
4 people like this
@Gillygirl (32878)
• Sutton, England
28 Jun
@garymarsh6 You're welcome!
3 people like this
@LadyDuck (230439)
• Switzerland
28 Jun
This is a nice card. I remember the IRA bombing of 1981, I did not remember that it was their bus that was bombed.
5 people like this
@garymarsh6 (18434)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun
That was just one of the atrocities in London Anna. The worst one was Hyde Park Corner where the cowards used Nail bombs to blow up the horses and soldiers! The best thing about their campaign in London was when a bomber blew himself up on a London Bus when the bomb went off prematurely only killing himself but sadly injuring some others on and off the bus.
3 people like this
@LadyDuck (230439)
• Switzerland
28 Jun
@garymarsh6 Those people are coward and they all deserve to die.
3 people like this
@just4him (162243)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
That's a beautiful card. Great information about the Guard. It's sad someone bombed the bus they were on.
4 people like this
@garymarsh6 (18434)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun
The IRA were evil they were mostly funded by the Irish/American community! They are still killing people even today!
4 people like this
@just4him (162243)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Jun
@garymarsh6 It's terrible they are.
4 people like this
• United States
28 Jun
Such a thoughtful and nice surprise to receive from Gilly
3 people like this
@garymarsh6 (18434)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun
She is such a good old stick!
2 people like this
@Gillygirl (32878)
• Sutton, England
28 Jun
@garymarsh6 I am not a stick, old bean!
2 people like this
@garymarsh6 (18434)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun
@Gillygirl But....but .... you can give it plenty of stick when you have to!
2 people like this
@Tampa_girl7 (31201)
• United States
28 Jun
That was sweet of her.
3 people like this
@Gillygirl (32878)
• Sutton, England
28 Jun
1 person likes this
@garymarsh6 (18434)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun
Yes how very kind!
2 people like this
@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
28 Jun
She is the best right! What a great surprise.
3 people like this
@garymarsh6 (18434)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun
Yes lovely!
2 people like this
@Corbin5 (149360)
• United States
28 Jun
What a perfect gift Gilly sent to you!!!
3 people like this
@Starkinds (3228)
• India
28 Jun
Wow nice
2 people like this
@garymarsh6 (18434)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun
Very kind!
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Jun
how brilliant she found 'n sent such to ya, hon. what a wealth 'f info'n such a small card, eh?
2 people like this
@SIMPLYD (89880)
• Philippines
29 Jun
What a very appropriate card Gilly has sent you. You were so knowledgeable in giving us a background of the Irish guards.
1 person likes this
@garymarsh6 (18434)
• United Kingdom
29 Jun
She is a lovely lady!
1 person likes this
@Bensen32 (4848)
• United States
29 Jun
Well that was nice of Gilly to send a card and it's interesting I never heard about the Irish Guards, I'm going to go search it and see what else I can learn about them.
1 person likes this
@didinedhia (7915)
• Algeria
28 Jun
this is a nice card
1 person likes this
@Fleura (9943)
• United Kingdom
28 Jun
It's so nice that MyLot sometimes spills over into real life!
1 person likes this
@JustBhem (56143)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Jun
She is a very sweet woman. I really admire her.
1 person likes this
@simone10 (30828)
• United States
12 Jul
She is a lovely person and such a perfect gift.
@Nevena83 (29578)
• Serbia
3 Jul
The card looks very nice.
@thelme55 (19463)
• Germany
29 Jun
That is a lovely photo. It is nice of Gilly to send you a postcard.
• Austin, Texas
29 Jun
Oh! I like the photo. Thanks for sharing.
@snowy22315 (70528)
• United States
29 Jun
That must have made your day..too sweet!