Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Farewell to the "Iron Lady"

My fourth post when I first started blogging in January of 2012, was about the movie, Iron Lady, where actress, Meryl Streep, brilliantly portrayed the life of Margaret Thatcher.


Mrs. Thatcher died April 8th at the age of 87. Her legacy depends on one's political perspective, but she definitely has a place in British history for being the country's first [and only to date] female Prime Minister, as well as being the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th Century.  Her three consecutive terms in office spanned 1979-1990.

1970's photo of Mrs. Thatcher sipping tea.

[Internet Photos]

Photo taken on the day she became the longest serving Prime Minister of the century, and I'm guessing she needed many soothing cups of tea over those years!

Tea time at the Thatcher home!

Margaret Thatcher and Nancy Reagan at 10 Downing Street for tea.  Mrs. Reagan was in London for the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

Here, Mrs. Thatcher is no longer Prime Minister, but she continued to enjoy a cup of tea at a motorway service area, where the press eagerly snapped photos of her.

Closing this post with a great quote from Margaret Thatcher [which her father spoke to her]:

"Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character.
And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
What we think we become..."


  1. Lovely tribute to a great lady!

  2. A beautiful tribute! I enjoyed the pictures and reference to tea. The quote is a favorite of mine and one that I quoted to my children many times during their growing up years.

    Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Knew she had to be a tea lady! A really nice tribute to a great lady!

  4. Lovely tribute, equally lovely collection of photos... may she rest in peace.

  5. What a lovely tribute! Loved seeing her in her kitchen.

  6. What a great tribute to the Iron Lady (I'm of course a fan), and I love how you rounded up these oh-so-perfect photos for us! Thank you!


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