(This poem is written from the perspective of the Queen)

Philip came to me today,

and said it was time to go.

I looked at him and smiled,

as I whispered that “I know”

I then turned and looked behind me,

and saw I was asleep.

All my Family were around me,

and I could hear them weep,

I gently touched each shoulder,

with Philip by my side.

Then I turned away and walked,

with My Angel guide.

Philip held my hand,

as he lead the way,

to a world where Kings and Queens,

are Monarchs every day

I was given a crown to wear

or a Halo known by some.

The difference is up here,

they are worn by everyone.

I felt a sense of peace,

my reign had seen its end.

70 years I had served my Country,

as the people’s friend.

Thank you for the years,

for all your time and love.

Now I am one of two again,

in our Palace up above.

Originally written by Joanne Boyle

Upcoming Workshops


age 9 to 12

Sunday, September 18 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Saturday, October 29 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Sunday, December 11th at 10 a.m. to 12 noon

100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto

$40; $70 for two students

Teen etiquette workshop

Age 13 to 17

Saturday, September 17 – at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – full

Sunday, October 2 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 15 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 10 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto

Includes three course lunch,

a ten-page workbook and a quiz

$175; $295 for two students

Adult etiquette workshop

Sunday, October 16 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

or please call for private session

100 Dowling Avenue, Toronto

Includes three course lunch,

an 11-page workbook and a quiz

$175 for university students

$295, $450 for two persons

What people are saying:

Such a logical reminder!

Amazing how many people make the wrong assumption that theirs is the only number left. That’s laziness and arrogance.

I had one guy who used to call and just say “call me back” and hang up.

I knew the voice so I’d call back.

Then one day I decided his message was ridiculous, so I stopped calling him back.

The next time I saw him, he wanted to know why I wasn’t calling back.

I said: if you’re too lazy and self-absorbed to leave a name and number and time, let alone a headline, then I’m too uninterested to call you!

So there.

Keep up with the gems!

Bart Mindszenthy

As usual a very timely one.  People phone and don’t leave a message and then later say that they called me but I wasn’t home.  So if you don’t leave a message how am I supposed to know.  I can’t remember ever doing a course on ‘mind reading’.  Nice to see that your courses are full or getting full.  Take care,


Haha! That is annoying. Haven’t had that happen exactly in that way to me but I have had people that say their name and phone number so quickly I have no idea! 


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Thank you for your Newsletter. I appreciate your advice and reading about people’s experiences.


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Jómagam sohasem cserélném a telefont a kezdetleges “texting”-re amely olyan népszerü. Csak a Skype, képtelefon ajánl jobbat. Csak egy érdekesség neked, mivel klasszikus zenesz vagy:

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