Friday, 2 November 2012

Claudia Bradby Poppy Friendship Bracelet, Supporting The Royal British Legion

In September we had our first review on the blog featuring a number of stunning pieces from Claudia Bradby's Coco and Heritage Collections. I'm delighted to have been given the opportunity to review Claudia's latest piece, the Poppy Friendship Bracelet, a beautiful piece of jewellery which carries with it a very special charitable donation.


Inspired by the ever-popular friendship bracelet and charity wrist bands, the Poppy Bracelet features white freshwater pearls on a bright poppy red ribbon. It is very reasonably priced at £38 and £5 from each sale will be donated to The Royal British Legion, a charity close to Claudia's heart, coming from a naval family herself.


Claudia Bradby

The Royal British Legion is the United Kingdom's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support for those who have served or who are currently serving in the British Armed Forces, and their families. Perhaps best known for the yearly Poppy Appeal, the legion is a campaigning organisation that promotes the welfare and interests of current and former members of forces.

This year's Poppy Appeal was launched yesterday November 1st and the legion is hoping to raise £1 million.  Yesterday, Prince Charles greeted those working to raise money on board the London Poppy Day red bus where TV presenter Ben Shephard jokingly suggested kidnapping the Prince:

"We thought we could try and drive off with him on the bus and launch a ransom to raise more money. But he thought we wouldn't get very far".

The Royal British Legion

A key date in the royal calendar is Remembrance Sunday. In the UK it is marked by ceremonies at local war  memorials in most cities and attended by ex -servicemen and women, principally members of The Royal British Legion. The national ceremony is held in London at the Cenotaph on Whitehall and wreathes are laid by members of the Royal Family. This year's ceremony takes place on November 11.

Kate at last year's ceremony wearing red poppies.



The Poppy Bracelet is a very chic way of supporting the legion and helping the charity achieve their target this year. As with all of Claudia's pieces the Poppy comes beautifully presented in a jewellery pouch and placed in a gift box.



It is a classic pearl bracelet and simply lovely to wear and adds a timeless feel to any look (I wore it with a red dress today and the red ribbon detail worked wonderfully). I would highly recommend it and think it would make an ideal gift especially with Christmas coming shortly. I will be wearing it along with a poppy over the next couple of weeks to show my support for the Legion.


  • The Poppy Friendship Bracelet is available for £38 here.
  • To visit Claudia Bradby's website please click here.
  • Claudia's very interesting blog is here (Claudia attended the launch of Pippa's 'Celebrate' and the latest post includes photos and tidbits from the event)
  • Click here to find out more about The Royal British Legion.

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    In Flander's Field poem will give readers some history behind the red poppy. Very touching.

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  5. That's a pretty bracelet!the pearls and the red ribbon make a classy combination.thanks CC!xoxo

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  6. Do you get paid for advertising for Claudia Bradby, Charlotte?

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    1. I don't, no. I'm a huge fan of her work and thought a 'reviews' section would be an interesting addition.

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    2. It feels uncomfortable to say, but I don't like these reviews. I know you're not doing this to cash in, but when you post this reviews, it seems like you do! I don't mean to be nasty or anything, neither offend you. But I would be grateful if there where no more reviews in the upcoming future. Some of you may disagree but I tried, in the kindest way possible, to explain my own point of view. Thank you.
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    3. Thank you for the feedback Alice. I want to state very clearly I don't receive a penny for the reviews nor for this blog. I have advertising on the blog which pays for roughly half of the fee I pay photo agencies to licence photos.

      The Poppy Bracelet was created for a very worthy cause and the Royal Family are huge supporters of the Legion. With Remembrance Day just over a week away people in the UK are very eager to support the Legion.

      Claudia has worked very closely with Kate and is a friend of the Middletons, therefore I felt it completely appropriate to include her pieces. I have close relatives in the forces and it is a cause close to my heart and therefore, I do feel it was quite an offensive comment because this bracelet was created for a good cause and I take offence to the suggestion I might be 'cashing in'. If you were personally aware of the terrific work the Legion does (I have first hand experience of this) you would understand why I am eager to support them and when I saw Claudia was working to raise funds for the appeal I saw it as a perfect opportunity to support the cause and make readers aware of it, while keeping the blog on topic.

      I will most certainly continue to do reviews if it helps a worthy cause. If people do not enjoy them, feel free to scroll down.

      Kate has a handful of engagements each month and If I only posted on those days the blog would be very mundane indeed. I need to be somewhat creative and include other topics because the readers who are kind enough to check in each day deserve to see something new to read.

      I've had this blog for roughly eighteen months now and have had plenty of negative feedback and criticism. All of which I accepted because everyone is entitled to their opinion but on this one occasion I felt I must respond because I found it very insulting and a gross misjudgement of my character.

      I have been offered numerous advertising opportunities and very large donations to this blog and have turned them all down because I felt they were not right for the blog. I very carefully select items I choose to include. Just last week another Kate blogger (Carly from Kate Middleton Style) had a wonderful review on Claudia's pieces because she too, felt it a relevant topic worthy of inclusion. Like myself, Carly turns down most reviews.

      Apologies for the length of my comment but again I felt I had to respond.

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    4. Pauline CAlifornia3 November 2012 at 02:59

      To Alice from Seattle- I take offense to your post regarding Charlotte. You no nothing about this young lady who gives of her time and money to bring us Duchess fans up dates on what is going on with Duchess Catherine, what she is wearing, her likes & dislikes. Charlotte has all the right in the world to post anything she wants or endorse any item she wishes. We don't have to agree with her post but charlotte has given us fans a place to express our opinions.

      But your opinion in this case was way off base in "my opinion". So again this is Charlottes page and she can do whatever she wants.

      I am sorry if this sounds agressive and I have been told that I do write in an agressive way but this time I feel it is warrented.

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    5. Pauline CAlifornia3 November 2012 at 03:07

      Charlotte- I am sorry how Alice from Seattle has attacked you on your own page. I guess she know's no respect to the person who has worked hard and spent her own money to bring this great blog to people who are big fans of the Duchess.

      I am sorry if in my post to Alice is too agressive but I felt it needed to be. If you feel it is too agressive don't post it. I know you want us to play nice but it is hard when you are attacked on your own blog.

      Thanks you for this great post. I understand what Remembrance Day means to the people of the UK. We here in the US have what we call Veterans Day which is coming I think the 12th of November. It is our way of honoring our soldiers.

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    6. Alyssa from PA USA3 November 2012 at 04:13

      And it is your blog. If anyone wants to start their own blog, they could run it how they wanted to. You do a really great job of having interesting and relevant information. I enjoy all your posts. Thanks for all your hard work. I hope knowing that many readers thoroughly enjoy your writing encourages you a little! I say thank you to you.

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    7. I think it's quite amusing that Alice from Seattle is telling you what you should and should not include in YOUR blog, Charlotte ! Alice - why don't you start your own blog that will reflect your own preferences.
      I don't care at all if Charlotte received any money for endorsing any item. She spends a great deal of time and personal resources on this blog which is for OUR (including you- Alice) entertainment. She should do what she sees fit.

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    8. ALICE in Seattle - Forgive me but what difference would it make if Charlotte received money for anything she posts on her blog??? It's HER blog to run as she sees fit and WE are here as "guests" for lack of a better word. If someone doesn't like the content they can refrain from clicking on the link to this blog or pass on a particular post. I don't see a problem, sorry.

      I commend Charlotte for taking the time to keep the blog going because it's clear that her heart is in it. And at times like this I have even more respect for her!

      CHARLOTTE: A few years back a lady from the UK had a blog and she began to charge approximately four dollars per month as a membership fee. The money enabled her to buy photos and videos to post. Well worth it! AND, by default it became a more positive, respectful environment.

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  7. A thought for Valentine's Day too....... :)

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  8. Beautiful bracelet and great post as always Charlotte.

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  11. Good for you, Charlotte! We love you and your blog! Write whatever you wish -and I love the bracelet and the poppy tradition. I wish we in America had something similar. I love the flag but the poppy is much more elegant!

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  12. Good for you, Charlotte! We love you and your blog - write whatever you wish. I love the bracelet - I wish we in America had something similar. I love the flag but the poppy is much more elegant!

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  13. Thank you for your response about the jewelry post. I found the article interesting. I am about fashion and style and welcome non_Kate articles from time to time.

    It is important to stand up for your views and I welcome your voice!

    The poster had a view but glad you spoke about why you try to supplement the few appearances Kate makes. You put such dedication to this website please know the silent majority supports you your judgement your heart

    Keep following your judgement it is so right

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  14. Thank you for your supportive and understanding comments. They are deeply appreciated x

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  15. I love the bracelet. Ordering one now!!!

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  16. Alice

    I'd be interested to know why you would have a problem if Charlotte was making money from this site? As a blgoger myself do you have any idea how many hours of hard work she puts into this? taking requests from us and keeping up with the latest news. She is always the first with a post and as a reader from the US no one covers DOC like Charlotte.

    Your post reeks of nastiness. No need for that here.

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  17. I follow the blog all the time and have no problem with the reviews. In fact, I would have no problem if Charlotte took more money for advertisements, as long as we were aware of it. She puts enormous time into producing something hundreds of us follow, so why not. Why should she be paying from her own pocket for pictures we're all enjoying? When pictures were causing problems for the blog, many of us were willing to contribute to help and would still be happy to. If someone isn't interested in a review, just skip over it.

    The only thing I wouldn't like if a review was followed by hundreds of fawning comments that sound fake! I've seen that happen on another blog but Charlotte has great sensitivity and the highest standards, and I know that would never happen here.

    I think it's particularly worthwhile if the reviewed item has a charitable connection. Remembrance Day is very important in Britain.

    Differences of opinions make the blog interesting but personal attacks have no place in it, whether it's against Charlotte or participants. We all have our own style and own opinions and that should be respected. I'm sorry to hear that Charlotte has faced other criticism she hasn't discussed. That's completely wrong, but sadly part of anything with public exposure. I hope she realizes almost all of her readers admire and support her.

    Speaking of opinions, I'm far more concerned about Pippa using her connection with Kate to write a book she would almost certainly have not had have a chance to get published otherwise. Felt the same about Tom Parker-Bowles and thought the Duchess of Cornwall should not have become involved with that. Still, I wouldn't mind looking at Pippa's book. How's that for hypocrisy! Linda from California and Venice.

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  18. Dear Charlotte, it is YOUR blog and you can write whatever you wish :) if there are people who do not like a particular post, they do not have to read it :)
    I really LOVE jewellery and if it had not been for your REVIEWS I would have never found Claudia's website and these stunning pieces.
    So .... MORE reviews, please :) Really LIKE it :)

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  19. Dear Charlotte,
    I want to support your decision to publish reviews of anything you wish!
    I simply cannot believe the rudeness of people who think it's OK to tell you what is right or wrong to publish ON YOUR OWN blog.
    Please don't be offended or discouraged.
    You are the best blog out there.
    Best regards,
    D.

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  20. Charlotte, I think you should do whatever makes you happy and comfortable in running the blog - whether it be accepting donations or advertisements, or anything. It's quite presumptuous of people to dictate to you what you should do, especially since they seem to be quite clueless of what it entails to run a blog of this visibility !

    That said, I have to say - I really don't like Claudia Bradby's stuff. Never have - even on Kate when she was single. To me her pieces are, for the lack of a better word, kitschy. But each to her taste. And the cause is worthy.
    I LOVE the Pelham jewelry, though. Maybe one day I will treat myself to a piece.

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  21. Dear Charlotte, feel free to post ANYTHING you want to. It is your OWN blog and nobody has the right to dictate to you. You have my full support. KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK! I really love your blog.

    By the way the bracelet is beautiful!

    Hugs from France!

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  22. Jean from Manchester3 November 2012 at 10:44

    Dear Charlotte,
    It is the height of ill manners for someone to attack you on your own blog for something they quite obviously do not understand.
    Everything to do with poppies in November is done for charity and I am sure no British person would question that as it is so well understood.
    That apart, I see nothing wrong with earning some money to buy the photos and to help with all the other expenses of running this blog.
    Thank you for your hard work, I enjoy coming to it each day so see what's happening on the Cambridge front.

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  23. In Flanders fields the poppies blow,
    Between the crosses row on row
    to mark our place; and in the sky
    the larks, still bravely singing,fly
    scarce heard among the guns below.
    We are the dead. Short days ago
    we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    loved and were loved and now we lie
    In Flanders field.
    The poem goes on written by Canadian Military doctor Major John McCrae, during the 2nd Battle of Ypres.
    The Royal British Legion used it as their symbol when Field marshall Earl Haig in 1919 say the Battle Fields of Flanders still covered in poppies.
    Charlotte perhaps this is too much, so whether to publish it is up to you

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  24. Charlotte, you have my full support for everything you post on your blog. I’ve followed it almost since the beginning and really appreciate your informative and respectful posts and also your intelligent way to handle all the comments. It’s your blog and you should be able to post about any topic you think is relevant. You put so much time and energy in all this and you shouldn’t have to deal with such rude comments. If someone isn’t interested in a particular post, all they have to do is just skip it and not read it.
    I try to comment on as many posts as possible, but don’t always have the time as I’m busy writing my diploma thesis right now. I do read every post though and enjoy very much coming to your blog and get all the news, it always gives me a welcome break.
    At no point I thought that you were gaining money from anything you posted, I still remember the difficult days back in spring when the blog almost had to be closed down and you refused to accept donations from your readers in order to license photos. This is only one proof of your character.

    About this special review feature: Personally I thought it was a great addition to the blog, as are the “Kate Loves” and “Fashionable Kate” posts. They are full with interesting information and fill up the time between official engagements. I didn’t know much about Claudia Bradby’s jewelry before so I was happy to know more about it. This bracelet is lovely and it’s especially nice that it also serves a good cause. Posting about it is totally appropriate I think as Remembrance Day is coming up and as I just read, Charlotte you have yourself relatives in the Armed Forces, which makes it even more understandable that you want to show your support.

    I also enjoyed very much learning about Remembrance Day as this day doesn’t exist in the same way here in Austria. (We celebrated All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day on Nov. 1st/2nd where we honor and pay tribute to family members and friends that have passed away and also to soldiers and all those who lost their lives while serving the country.) So thank you for this post and keep up the great work :)

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    1. Claudia, I totally agree with everything you have said. Charlotte is a girl of character which was proved when her blog was attacked regarding the pictures. Charlotte refused to compromise and stood her ground even though her followers offered her donations for the pictures on her blog. I'm glad Charlotte answered Alice's question, I've rarely seen Charlotte make such a comment and if she has,, it has offended her too. She moderates the blog with utmost fairness and i appreciate and have learnt a lot from her in terms of drawing the line between constructive criticism and an attack. I also agree with everyone's comments and opinions above, this is Charlotte's blog and she has the right to publish whatever she wants to.She has a hectic schedule with school still she manages to do an awesome job with the blog and giving her readers the best.Thank you charlotte for all the hard work you put in for your followers,, you're the best!! xoxo

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  29. Ana B. From Brazil3 November 2012 at 15:55

    Hello, Charlotte!
    As a faithful reader, I say don't care about what this girl Alice wrote to you. I hope you know your blog is very much appreciated by a large number of fans. And I mean, your fans. Not only the Duchess'.
    I don't quite understand everything about the English culture, but it is very obvious Remebrance Day is a very importante day for British people. And you should stick to your own beliefs. The bracelet is so delicate, so pretty and it becomes even prettier because it helps a cause that matters to a lot of people. I wish I could buy it, but I'm afraid they don't deliver to the placê where I live.
    May I ask you something? It may sound silly, but here I go... Why do you wear poppies and not another type of flower attached to your clothes in Remembrance Day? I've heard each poppy relates to one beloved person you lost at War. Is it true?
    Thank you, Charlotte!
    I don't know you in person, but I know you have a very pure heart.
    Enjoy your saturday!

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    1. Hi Ana, Here is some background on the poppy :)


      'The remembrance poppy has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields", they were first used by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers who died in that war (1914–1918). They were then adopted by military veterans' groups in the Commonwealth; especially Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Today, they are mainly used in current and former Commonwealth states to commemorate their servicemen and women who have been killed since 1914. In those states, small artificial poppies are often worn on clothing on Remembrance Day/Armistice Day (11 November) and in the weeks before it. Poppy wreaths are also often laid at war memorials.
      The remembrance poppy is especially prominent in the UK in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday. They are sold by The Royal British Legion for its "Poppy Appeal" and it is seen as befitting for public figures to wear one, which some have berated as "poppy fascism". The poppy is especially controversial in Northern Ireland and most Irish nationalists refuse to wear one due to the actions of the British Army during The Troubles. There has also been controversy over their introduction to the world of sport'.

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    2. Ana B. from Brazil4 November 2012 at 21:56

      Thank you, my dear! It was very helpful!
      It is a very honorable thing to do, wear poppies to pay respect for the ones you loved and missed!

      PS: Glad to see Alice apologised to you and your readers! I bet she is a good girl, most people would hide away and never come back! =)

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  30. Marion from Germany3 November 2012 at 17:59

    I must say I don't like this bracelet so much, because of the many pearls. I think pearls seem a bit old-fashioned, if I may say so, although I do have one pair of pearl-earrings myself. But I like Claudia Bradby's other pieces of jewellery and will definitely get something sooner or later, especially as the price is acceptable. But the bracelet is for a good cause and that makes it more attractive upon a closer look. :-)

    I enjoy your reviews, Charlotte, especially as there is an obvious connection to Duchess Kate; she has worn Claudia's pieces before and will do so in the future, I guess. I see no difference between showing and discussing clothes and jewellery that Kate has just worn and other items she COULD possibly wear. I am very interested in Kate's style in general, so I think it is a great idea that you, Charlotte, show us what comes across your mind and we can look at it, think about it and exchange our views.

    Charlotte, you often invite us to suggest our own ideas for the next “Kate loves” - posting, and you asked us if we appreciated a Pippa-page or not, so possibly Alice misunderstood you by not adding ideas but asking you to leave something out that she does not like. I don’t think that Alice intended to criticise and hurt you, but if that is what you feel, you should tell us readers.

    All in all we should not forget that a face-to-face communication is so much easier than just writing posts, because we do not see if the other one is smiling or perhaps even getting angry. But then the internet enables us all from different parts of the world to get into contact with each other. Without Duchess Kate and the wonderful Charlotte we would have never had the chance to talk to each other about one of our favourite topics.

    I remember someone here on this blog musing about a meeting, which is a fantastic idea. If I ever win the lottery, I will pay for your flight tickets and invite you all to a Duchess Kate – meeting in London! But until then I will enjoy meeting you here!

    Thank you, Charlotte

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    1. Marion, thank you, because you were the only person who understood my point. I opened my mouth about the question because people were voting against or in favor of a Pippa Page. I didn't know the other sections of the blog weren't in the same situation.
      Charlotte, I am truly and deeply sorry for the fact you felt offended by my comment. I never ever wanted to do that. I felt miserable all over the weekend because I didn't know what to do. Please, please forgive me. And please, don't feel like I was questioning your caracter. Because I surely wasn't. All I can say is that I lost a great chance to keep my mouth shut. I will repeat again and again, please, please, forgive me.
      To all the readers here, I hope you can understand that didn't have any will to hurt Miss Charlotte. I was misundertood. Im' not like Robert, who said terrible things about Pauline in the last post. I wasn't been nasty or anything, at least I thought I wasn't.
      Charlotte, If you feel like not posting any comments I make, feel free to do it. I will be haappy to continue to follow this blog in very silent way.
      Again, I'm sorry. You couldn't imagine how big I regret my post. I am very sad right now.
      Goodbye, I will keep silent from now on.
      Alice, Seattle, US.

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    2. Thank you for your apology Alice. I appreciate it. I hope you understand why I had to respond, you are fully entitled to your opinion but I did feel compelled to respond. I'm sure we have all written things we regret, please don't feel you must feel silent. Everyone is welcome to discuss Kate here and comment on the posts.

      Just one quick note, Robert and Pauline have agreed to move on and to respect each other's opinions. I would prefer, out of respect to both of them that commenters didn't bring up previous comments. I would hate for anyone to feel isolated.

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    3. Pauline California4 November 2012 at 20:37

      o Alice from Seattle- Thank you for taking the time to say your sorry to Charlotte. We all here do take offense to people attacking Charlotte but you took the time to come forward and apologized to Charlotte. Please don't be afraid to post here again. I feel we are all just like family. And if I came off aggressive to you, it was just your comment at the time really upset me. As you know Charlotte works so hard on this blog to keep us all up to date on everything going on with the Duchess & William. And she spends her hard earned money on the pictures she posts.

      So let's move forward. And hope you will post again.

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    4. Alice, I apologize for any misunderstanding and I respect you for clearing things up. Marion is absolutely correct. Written communication can be tricky when you don't fully know the poster's personality or his/her intent. :)

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  32. Dear Charlotte,

    I don't post in the comments section very often, but I had to add my voice to all the other people who are supporting you. You do a FANTASTIC job with your blog - it's interesting, touching, informative, well-written, and it really brightens my day! I hope that you don't get discouraged by negative comments because I would venture a guess that there are many, many more people who love your blog! And - speaking as the wife of a man who served 26 years in the U.S. Coast Guard - I really appreciated this blog about the poppies and Remembrance Sunday.

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  37. Sarah from Calif.3 November 2012 at 23:48

    Charlotte Ive been thinking a lot about this post. If I could I would purchase one of those braceletts for each of my neices. Since I cant do that I thought instead of my yearly call to our 84 year old veteran friend this year I'll get off my arse and go see him. A lot of us can only imagine the horrors of war. Just read a true story (Clara's War) she was a young girl in Poland during WWII who had to hide under a house because she was Jewish and now I noticed you have a blogger from Poland! So cool ; love hearing from other countries. Freedom is never cheap. Thank you for helping us remember those in all of our countries who have given of themselves or lost their lives . PS I wish we did the Poppy thing here too.

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    1. There are MANY girls from Poland who read Charlotte's blog :)
      Indeed, Clara's War is really moving story.

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    2. Pauline California4 November 2012 at 20:29

      HI Sarah- I remember something when I was younger where vetrans would sell the Poppy flower. And I think it was for Vetrans Day which is 12th of November. But I have not seen them in a few years. Maybe we don't do it here any more. Too bad if we don't. What a great way to remember al who have given to their countries.

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    3. Kristin from San Francisco7 November 2012 at 04:05

      Hello Pauline & Sarah- I too, vividly, remember veterans selling Poppy flowers & as I get older & understand more history, I have a greater respect for veterans. I am not sure just when this custom faded away.
      Charlotte - I second the others who encourage you to continue your blog as you see fit - I love it all!!! I would gladly pay a subscription to recoup your costs.

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      The veterans still provide Poppies in Northeast Iowa every Sping in which they accept donations from anyone who would like one to wear. Each year they also select a young girl to be Miss Poppy. Miss Poppy is the first one to offer a Poppy to someone, such as the Mayor. Miss Poppy is also in the Memorial Day parade.

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  53. Fifi from Texas USA5 November 2012 at 23:25

    Dear Alice from Seattle,

    I feel sad that you had to read all those comments when your tone and intention were misinterpreted. I wish you would have spoken up sooner rather than endure everyone's comments and attack. I think that it is difficult via text to convey emotions. I read your original post again and you did try your best to convey your opinion in a non-offensive way. I hope that you will find courage to post again.

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      Hey Alice, sorry for any misunderstanding. I think we all just wanted to support Charlotte because she works so hard to provide a top notch blog! Charlotte, thanks again. I hope you feel better.

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