It’s funny how years, like 44 years later, you review a situation from your youth and it comes into a totally different light.
I was at Winterbourne Junior School and about 5 years old and we were introduced to the French Language. Heck I’m still learning English!
The teacher, very French accented, told me that Kevin ( My given name for 5 years ) was not French enough for the lesson and from now on in French I would be “George”.
I was so annoyed, I vowed NEVER to learn French and apart from “Ovre Le Port” ! open the door I think and still no real idea 🙂 I NEVER did.
Then today, this morning on St. George’s Day I see the complete irony of it all, here she was telling me Kevin was too English and giving me the Patron St. of England’s name.
Oh I so wish Education was better in England, as until today, YES today I’ve not really had it instilled in me that we England should be proud of our own Saint.
Do we get a day off, a Bank Holiday – No, What the F**K, I’m voting for the party that brings it in, I’m going to find them now 🙂
I hope you have a superb St. Georges Day.
St. George is believed to have been born in Cappadocia (now Eastern Turkey) in the year A.D. 270. He was a Christian. At the age of seventeen he joined the Roman army and soon became renowned for his bravery. He served under a pagan Emperor but never forgot his Christian faith.
St George’s Day:
Saint George’s Day is the feast day of Saint George and the National Day for England. It is celebrated by various Christian churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint.
Remember It’s ST. GEORGE’S Day
Learn more at http://www.stgeorgesday.com/