congratulations, mrs phoenix!

Wow. I’ve been suspecting for a little while that DFC colleague Woodrow Phoenix had some interesting family stories. I rang him up for help today because I was having a hard time with my Vern & Lettuce strip, and after giving me some excellent tips, he casually mentioned that he was taking his mum to Buckingham Palace tomorrow so she could collect her OBE. (That’s Order of the British Empire for the non-Brits.)

We chatted about it for a bit and, very intrigued, I asked Woodrow for her name so I could look her up, and when I Googled her… Oh My Goodness!!! This is one of the most amazing women I have ever read about! And she lives right in my neighbourhood! She was our mayoress!

Have a look at what this remarkable woman has done, the list is jaw-dropping. And here’s a video interview I found on YouTube, I’m still reeling from the discovery! Here’s another fascinating article.

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