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Queen Elizabeth's hand washer dies
M&C.com ^ | Sep 24, 2012

Posted on 09/24/2012 9:46:06 PM PDT by Daffynition

Britain's Queen Elizabeth's hand washer has died.

Peter Houison Craufurd - who held the title Washer of the Sovereign's Hands - performed the role when the 86-year-old monarch was in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, but he passed away last week aged 82, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reports.

Speaking in an interview prior to his death, he said: 'We used to have to write to Buckingham Palace to offer to wash the monarch's hands every time they were in residence at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: elizabeth; handwasher; itsgoodtobetheking; outdamnedspot; queen; uk; washday; washmyhandsofyou
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Now there's a heck of a job opening...if you're willing to relocate....but you'll have to fight the nepotism.
1 posted on 09/24/2012 9:46:13 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Mine hand washer is doing fine... Just in case anyone was wondering.


2 posted on 09/24/2012 9:47:51 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: Daffynition

R.I.P.

It’s getting really difficult to find a good hand washer these days.


3 posted on 09/24/2012 9:50:04 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Daffynition; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Where do I apply? (Special rights with the NOT GUILTY princesses as benefits?)


4 posted on 09/24/2012 9:50:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Daffynition

The Won will be so darned jealous he doesn’t have a hand washer.

I think I’ll be on the look out for a new “hand washer” czar.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 9:53:36 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Daffynition

Thomas Jefferson, John Hancock, and the rest of the Continental Congress wrote George III a letter washing their hands of the the Monarchy a long time ago...


6 posted on 09/24/2012 9:54:33 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Spontaneous demonstrators with RPGs. Sure.)
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To: Daffynition

7 posted on 09/24/2012 9:54:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Daffynition

It is also being reported the hair washer for Debbie Washherhair Shultz has filed a complaint with OSHA over unsafe working conditions.


8 posted on 09/24/2012 9:55:07 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

lol


9 posted on 09/24/2012 9:55:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Daffynition

With the economic downturn, I no longer can afford to employ a handwasher at my castle estate in the countryside.

I’m sure many other Americans have suffered the same plight.


10 posted on 09/24/2012 9:57:10 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better
The Royals. It's amazing how they are just like us.


11 posted on 09/24/2012 9:57:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

At my company all the handwasher jobs have been outsourced to Bangalore.


12 posted on 09/24/2012 9:58:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Daffynition
The ad placement is hilarious.

"Hey, been hand-washing? Please consider an automatic washer ..." I guess.

Photobucket

13 posted on 09/24/2012 10:00:08 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Spontaneous demonstrators with RPGs. Sure.)
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To: Daffynition

14 posted on 09/24/2012 10:02:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Daffynition
Unless you also have no joints in your right arm, I'm guessing you have a great deal less in common with Prince “Tentacles” Philip than you think. [That picture is quite inexplicable otherwise...]
15 posted on 09/24/2012 10:05:45 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Spontaneous demonstrators with RPGs. Sure.)
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To: Dysart
>>It is also being reported the hair washer for Debbie Washherhair Shultz has filed a complaint with OSHA over unsafe working conditions.<<

THAT is funny Dysart! HAHAHA!


16 posted on 09/24/2012 10:09:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Revolting cat!

THAT is a hilarious photo!!


17 posted on 09/24/2012 10:10:16 PM PDT by redhead (Guns don't kill people...Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: smokingfrog

Why does Monica come to mind?


18 posted on 09/24/2012 10:10:46 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
First her two dogs died and now her hand washer?!

Poor thing.

19 posted on 09/24/2012 10:12:51 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Revolting cat!

That design actually isn’t a bad idea.


20 posted on 09/24/2012 10:13:37 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: wastedyears

It apparently recycles the stuff!


21 posted on 09/24/2012 10:17:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!; mickie
Why does that photo remind me of the Mad Scene photo from Liza Minelli's wedding?

I hope someone posts it here.

Leni

22 posted on 09/24/2012 10:18:31 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Revolting cat!

They certainly wouldn’t be able to do that. Probably uses an IR sensor that shuts it off like all the other automatic toilets. I’m surprised it took so long for this to be developed considering we already have IR technology and automatic flushing toilets.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 10:19:36 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: FredZarguna
I surprised no one asked what a *ewer* is.

Or how this tityle came to be:

Houison Craufurd, who was the 28th laird of Craufurdland Castle, in Ayrshire, held the title because one of his ancestors chased off a pair of murderous thugs attacking James V. In return, the king gave him a farm, on the condition that his family be ready with water and towels to wash the monarch’s hands.

“The ceremony, or the washing, requires three people. I washed George VI’s hands at Holyrood when I was eight.” He washed the Queen’s hands a year after her coronation.

It is understood that his eldest son, Alex Houison Craufurd, will inherit the title.

24 posted on 09/24/2012 10:20:11 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: MinuteGal

25 posted on 09/24/2012 10:21:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: berdie
The thought of where Hussein's might have been...sends chills. Inn that case, I'd opt for a commercial grade power washer.


26 posted on 09/24/2012 10:23:59 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
I'm pleased to report that Prince Philip's hand washing attendant is still on the job and hopping to go.


27 posted on 09/24/2012 10:24:50 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Daffynition

‘More recently, we have been told by the queen’s office that, as we have already washed her hands once, that is all she requires us to do. So now we have to wait until Prince Charles takes the throne before we do it again.’


Sounds like the Queen takes a pretty sensible stance on this tradition.


28 posted on 09/24/2012 10:27:24 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Daffynition
So this guy spent his whole career in a hand job?
29 posted on 09/24/2012 10:27:28 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Ambassador Stevens is dead and the Chevy Volt is alive!)
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To: Daffynition
My ancestors are Scotts.

In the Highlands, a "Ewer" is someone who isn't discussed at family gatherings.

30 posted on 09/24/2012 10:27:48 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Aye .. Seamus was the, ach, "Black Sheep" of the family, if ya ken my meanin'.)
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To: MinuteGal
Then it's probably no mistake that the castle is called Hollyrood House.

Wonder if she had *Royal Hand Washers* for each palace?

31 posted on 09/24/2012 10:29:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: FredZarguna

Like the *black ewer* of the family?


32 posted on 09/24/2012 10:33:54 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

33 posted on 09/24/2012 10:34:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groom_of_the_Stole

There were worse jobs. Up to about a century ago, there was a position in the Royal Household to wipe the King/Queen’s...well, you know...


34 posted on 09/24/2012 10:35:24 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Daffynition

35 posted on 09/24/2012 10:36:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: DeFault User

36 posted on 09/24/2012 10:39:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition
This is a common misconception on the Internet. Your picture is not of Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz, but of her twisted sister, Sergeant “Shriver” Schultz.
37 posted on 09/24/2012 10:40:03 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Aye .. Seamus was the, ach, "Black Sheep" of the family, if ya ken my meanin'.)
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To: Revolting cat!
You must be kidding, right?


38 posted on 09/24/2012 10:40:47 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Michael.SF.
So this guy spent his whole career in a hand job?

At least he isn't the guy who has to blow them dry.

39 posted on 09/24/2012 10:42:09 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Aye .. Seamus was the, ach, "Black Sheep" of the family, if ya ken my meanin'.)
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To: Revolting cat!

40 posted on 09/24/2012 10:43:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

Check the tagline on that post.


41 posted on 09/24/2012 10:44:29 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Scotts! Ach! It's Scots. Me grandmither Campbell is fikin' about in her wee grave a' that.)
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To: Snickering Hound

42 posted on 09/24/2012 10:45:33 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

43 posted on 09/24/2012 10:46:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Daffynition
Then it's probably no mistake that the castle is called Hollyrood House.

Are Brit papers even outsourcing their copy to China now? Maybe a local editor cleaned up the original Horrylood a tad.

44 posted on 09/24/2012 10:48:29 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Chinese pirates, even stealing our newsprint. [Hoist The Jorry Logel!])
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To: Snickering Hound
Gives meaning to...


45 posted on 09/24/2012 10:48:43 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: FredZarguna

LOL


46 posted on 09/24/2012 10:49:13 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Ambassador Stevens is dead and the Chevy Volt is alive!)
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To: Michael.SF.

“So this guy spent his whole career in a hand job?”

Yeah, but it did have a happy ending.


47 posted on 09/24/2012 10:51:46 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Daffynition

48 posted on 09/24/2012 10:52:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Wait a mo....


49 posted on 09/24/2012 10:53:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Always the clymer. It never reigns but it pours.


50 posted on 09/24/2012 10:57:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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