A busy week coming up so here's a combo post for tomorrow and Thursday. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pulled out of the Battle of Jutland on his doctor's advice and was described as being "frustrated and disappointed" at not being able to attend. I can just imagine, no doubt someone at the Palace is getting an earful tonight. Prince Philip will be 95 on June 10 and is as strong a force as he's always been. Never known for his tact, he has, however, been at the Queen's side (well, ok, a couple of steps behind as protocol dictates) for almost 70 years.
So, how appropriate so close to Mum's birthday and the Duke's that I found this when I was digging through a box of photos.
Military history buff that I am led me to Google General Gruenther. Turns out he was an American career military officer, Red Cross president, and internationally known bridge expert. At age fifty-three, he became the youngest four-star general in U. S. Army history.