Farewell Downton Abbey

stream_imgTonight is the night in the United States where we say farewell to Downton Abbey. It will be a emotional night for many fans around the country. The notion that a drama about a British aristocratic family from the early 20th century would be wildly popular sounds crazy but here we are. Millions of fans around the world have embraced the Crawley family and their downstairs staff as one of their own. I am an Anglophile so this show has a instant soft spot in my heart.

My favorite characters are Robert, Earl of Grantham and Mr. Carson, his butler. They are two men who are the heart and soul of the show. Both of them are responsible for the world’s in which they command.

I will miss Mrs. Patmore, Daisy, Anna and John Bates along with Edith and Violet. So many of these people have inspired and infuriated at the same time.

Downton Abbey, thank you for providing people around the world some quality family drama that we will treasure forever.

Come 9:00 PM, I will be watching on my local public TV station WTCI in Chattanooga. 

Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94 in California | Times Free Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nancy Reagan, the helpmate, backstage adviser and fierce protector of Ronald Reagan in his journey from actor to president – and finally during his 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease – has died. She was 94.

Source: Former first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94 in California | Times Free Press

I got to see Mrs. Reagan when I was in High School while at a conference in Atlanta. That was a big thrill for me to see her as a teenager. The former FLOTUS was a interesting person who made waves herself as first lady. No matter your political position this is a sad day.