I gave flowers to Queen Elizabeth II once, in 1984. I lived in Morrisburg at the time. My best friend Sherry and I were in Brownies (the younger troupe before you join Girl Guides, which is Canada’s version of girl scouts,) and we ran up to the Queen’s carriage with flowers and handed them to her, and then ran away.

Strange that I remember doing this today… although there’s this nagging feeling that I was too scared to run up and give her flowers, and instead I just stood there and watched Sherry do it. I don’t know, though… I can’t remember. I’d like to think I ran up and gave her flowers, and maybe I did, but I seem to have two different memories of it… I remember doing it, and I remember being too scared to do it and standing there instead.

The visit happened, for sure, though… it was here:

Queen Elizabeth Gardens
Upper Canada Village
County Road 2 (formerly Highway 2)
R.R.#1 Morrisburg, ON
K0C 1X0
View numerous varieties of historic flowers, plants and rose garden on a 50 acre site, that were presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, during her visit to Ontario in 1984.

People go there to get wedding pictures taken all summer long. They are really beautiful gardens. I haven’t been back in years.

Where does the time go when it’s not around here?

1 Comment

  • Anonymous

    February 12, 2001 at 10:40 pm


    it just keeps on ‘slipping into the future.’

    the Queen waved at my father during one of her visits to New Westminster (maybe her only one?) yup. that’s his big claim to fame…. personally, I’d like something on a grander scale 🙂