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Monday, April 6, 2009

What Would You Give the Queen?

I am sure most of you have heard that President Obama has been criticized over his gift given to the Queen of England. A video iPod with inscription, songs uploaded and accessories, plus a rare musical songbook signed by Richard Rodgers. If you think about it, that's probably the most nerve-racking thing... finding the perfect gift for someone who literally has EVERYTHING!!! She owns a country for goodness sake! :)

I was looking online for past gifts given to the queen and came up with a pretty ODD list of items:

During her reign Her Majesty has received lacrosse sticks, sunglasses, a pair of sandals, pineapples, eggs, a box of snail shells, a grove of maple trees, a dozen tins of of tuna, 7kg of prawns, a canary from Germany, jaguars and sloths from Brazil, two black beavers from Canada, two young giant turtles from the Seychelles and an elephant called Jumbo from the Cameroon.

So what would I give to the queen if I had the opportunity? A homemade maccaroni necklace (just because), a framed photograph of Joshua (because he is the cutest little boy in the whole-wide-world) and a Hostess Lemon Pie (because they are very hard to come by).

What would you give the queen?


Anonymous said...

I would give her a framed photo of Brooke and Lindsey (b/c they are the cutest girls in the world), a john boat with "Queen Elizabeth II" stenciled on the side (then she would have a BIG boat and a small boat to choose from)and the entire collection of ALL 15 seasons of ER, because it was the best drama EVER on TV!

Hee, hee this was fun! 143

Kelly Spezzano said...

lol Those are great gifts! The Obama's have nothing on you! :p

Bekah said...

I would give her a gift certificate for a massage. I mean come on, that poor lady spends her days running a country and running after a pack of Corgies. She's got to have some tension somewhere!

Kelly Spezzano said...

Bekah, if you want to make that gift out to me, I will be SURE to get it right over to the queen! ;) hee hee!

misslissa78 said...

A copy of " The Queen" just to see the look on her face , and pictures of all three Franklin boys ... oh AND a bag of Swedish Salty Licorice Fish , I know it's weird but I love them so she might as well at least try them !

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

Well I guess now that she has an ipod, she will probably need a gift certificate to itunes. I'd probably also give a Plant City strawberry shortcake, cuz there aint nuthin better!

Kelly Spezzano said...

Well, Mel, if she is going to have a john boat, she might as well have Swedish Salty Licorice Fish! And you can't give her a picture of your boys because then she'll think I was lying about Joshua being the cutest boy in the world! :)

Kerry, that's funny that you said iTunes, I asked Jim if I should put that on my list last night, but he wanted to put Hostess Lemon Pie (and I figured he had to have a say in it as well, since it would be from BOTH of us) :)
And I would bet $ that she has never had Plant City strawberry shortcake before and that she would want to move here for it! :p

sweet tooth said...

I would give her?
Sweet tarts. I mean who doesn't like candy! a gift card to 5 guys.
( I don't think They have any were she is but what ever.) a trip to sea world! and maybe all the stuff she needs for the trip. But I have no clue were I'm going to get the money for all of this. That My be a little problem.

Dani said...

I think Becka has the perfect gift.

And not to burst any bubbles here, but Britt is so the cutest boy of the whole bunch... at least when he smiles and looks less Cunningham-ish. hehehe.

My question though is if she moves to Plant City for the Strawberry Shortcake, then does she forfit being Queen of England. I mean doesn't the Queen have to live there?

Kelly Spezzano said...

Dani, she probablt has enough money to buy Plant City and have it shipped to England! ha ha that would be funny, all the Cunningham's that live in PC would then be Brittish! rofl!

And Britt is definitely in the running for cutest boy in the world with that little mallard smile of his!

Kelly Spezzano said...

Lydia, you are a very generous person! I bet she would love eating at 5 Guys! And who wouldn't like Sweettarts? The trip to Sea World would be good too, but make sure it includes fish so she can feed the dolphins and the seals! :)

Dani said...


then Britt would be a Britt


I'm so funny.

Kelly Spezzano said...

HAHAHAHA- I didn't even think of that when I commented... HAHAHAHA You ARE funny!

Anonymous said...

Would any of the Cunninghams like a spot of tea?


sweet tooth said...

Thanks I will think of that.
Oh my word! That would be so funny to gary Having a cup of tea good one Sister Kimberly! LOL.

Owl of the Desert said...

I'm a little late commenting, but...I think I would go with a homemade peanut butter pie, some sweet tea, a motorcycle (just because), and a leather journal. Yeah, that sounds good.

And, I agree with Misslissa78, it would be priceless to see the look on her face if you gave her a copy of "The Queen". Great movie, I highly recommend.