Platinum Celebration Guardsmen on parade
JUNE 2022 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated an historic Platinum jubilee milestone by being the longest-serving monarch to reign over the United Kingdom and her colonies across the oceans.
A Celebration Party so the world could watch on television a great gathering on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, was advertised by world-wide media sources.
In the house on the hill the television was on! In brilliant colour Charlee watched comfortably
from her basket. Many curious magic teddies from the cupboards, leaned forward in the cupboards to get a clearer view.
It was very EXCITING!
There were entertainers and pop singers, classical music
and theatrical performances by well-known artistes.
When the military march began. One little bear could not control his excitement.
He began jumping up and down.
‘Look! Look! There’s lots of soldiers marching around. Can you see there’s
many, many who are dressed just like me? They’re carrying rifles and have the same furry black hat. He let out an excited yell brandishing his rifle.
The barrel brushed Graham the Graduate’s nose.
the Guardsman Magic Teddy catapulted forward and landed on the floor behind the night light stand.
All eyes were
focussed on the television. Only Char-Lee clearly witnessed and heard what happened.
‘I’ll help you’ she barked . ‘Stay
very still and I’ll come later’
“SHH! Chat-Lee’ said dad ‘ we’re coming to the really interesting bit’.
The red-coated Guardsmen with precise military efficiency knelt on the ground and presented their rifles in homage
as cannons fired a military salute. Multitudes of voices sang ‘God Save Our Gracious Queen. ‘
was clapping and cheering and all through the parks and right across the country people began dancing and shouting.
Parties commenced not just in Buckingham Palace
for invited guests but in every small community, local hall.or favourite meeting place .
A Saturday Night of universal Celebration and partying began. This was continued in
many places all around the world.
On the other side of the world, this celebration spirit effected the residents in the House on the Hill.
It was very late before peace and stillness once again settled the atmosphere.
The humans were now soundly and peacefully
asleep in their room at the end of the corridor.
The Lounge Room however, suddenly came back to life.
murmured. Some of the teddies began shuffling restlessly.
Joseph growled. ‘Be quiet everyone! It’s time now for sleeping.’
Old Ted enquired 'Has something happened?’
Sue Care-Bear sobbed ‘Oh. I do hope
he’s not hurt.’
‘Who?’ Joseph stared down at her seated on his lap.
‘Guy the Guardsman teddy. He fell off the shelf during the military march. He’s behind that light stand. Now the light is off he will be in pitch darkness. I hope he’s not frightened.’
Sue continued sobbing.
Joseph’s large paw gently patted Sue Care-Bear’s shoulder but his reply was stopped by the unexpected appearance
of the small white dog who barked as she sat down obediently still beside his arm-chair.
‘Excuse me, Sir’ Char-Lee
woofed ‘Please let me help Guy and don’t disturb the others. I will return him to his right shelf place.’
Bear voices from the dark now interjected. “Graham the Graduate speaking. His position is beside me. I’ll stay awake and help him get up and safely back in line.’
‘I’m here below them ‘ Milo the Milkman teddy said. ‘I’ll prepare a magic milk shake, give him first a drink then a big push to help
him climb ‘upwards’.
Old Ted then issued instructions.
‘Char-Lee, will you please help if you can. We appreciate any help if you are able, but if extra assistance is needed tell me first and I’ll decide who should come to floor level to join you.'
Everyone was startled by an apologetic cough and then a clear teddy voice spoke from the dark corner behind the light stand, ‘Thank you everyone for being concerned.
If Char-Lee can help me to roll over and get to my feet , I’ll be able to accept Milo’s drink and climb up beside Graham with limited assistance. At present I feel my rifle is pinning me to the floor. I can’t roll over or get
Milo cheerfully called. ‘I’m here with your milk reviver.’
Graham on Shelf 2 responded ‘I’m awake and ready to give a final lift if you need it.’
Guy laughed ’Did you see those Guardsmen
march? I thought they looked wonderful. It made me very proud to be Guy the Guardsman teddy – dressed as I am.’
Many bear voices joined in a rousing cheer.
‘Careful!’ warned old Ted. ‘Your voices cannot be heard by human ears, but your movements could cause alarm if someone came down the corridor.’
‘Magic Collection Teddies are such a worry!’ muttered Joseph.
Char-Lee was excited and very happy. She rose on her hind legs and
with front paws waving in rhythm, danced across the room.