Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bittys, Bettys and Betsys

About 400 women participated in The Gathering of Elizabeths this weekend. I gather my niece, whose name is spelled "Elisabeth," would not have been welcome.

The northern Illinois community of Elizabeth tried Saturday to set a world record for the largest Gathering of Elizabeths. Women with Elizabeth in any part of their name were allowed in; one participant has Elizabeth as a last name.

The event drew women from more than 20 U.S. states. Those participating had to show a copy of a birth certificate or driver's license.

"We did invite Queen Elizabeth II, but she politely declined," said Susan Gordy, who helped organize the event. [Link]
[Thanks, Nancy!]

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