Skip to comments.Margaret Thatcher: The grandchildren in the US who share the Iron Lady’s spirit
Posted on 04/11/2013 5:06:11 PM PDT by markomalley
As they perused the well-stocked aisles of their local shop, the wealthy residents of Highland Park were charmed by the polite and handsome young man behind the counter.
They had no idea, however, that this former high school American football star was upholding a family tradition that began 100 years ago in the English town of Grantham, some 5,000 miles away.
Michael Thatcher, the only grandson of the grocers daughter who became the worlds most powerful woman, now serves customers at a store and pharmacy in Texas.
Like his great-grandfather Alfred Roberts before him, Mr Thatcher works long shifts while serving as a committed Christian and conservative in his free time. After graduating from Texas A&M University in Chemistry, the subject Lady Thatcher read at Oxford in the 1940s, the 24-year-old now hands out prescriptions along with the snacks, cosmetics and greetings cards on offer.
His sister Amanda, meanwhile, also appears to harbour Thatcherite ambitions. Graduating from school last year, the 19-year-old was voted most likely to change the world by her peers.
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Look like a couple of great kids.
Good genes. :)
Are these kids from Carol or her twin, Mark....Mark WAS apiece of work....maybe he’s changes.....hope they are Carol’s. Anyone know??
Michael Thatcher has sort of a Clark Kent thing going on.
” A proud supporter of his grandmothers legacy, Mr Thatcher recently worked for a Republican-aligned political group that aims to educate and empower the Hispanic community with conservative values. A former colleague said: Michael has always been very discreet and prudent, but he stands strong on his conservative values. Hes friendly and respectful, and never used the Thatcher name to get ahead.
Led by Mrs Becketts husband, James, the family are also evangelical Christians. A small crucifix bearing the slogan He is risen! sat on the lawn of their large home in Dallas this week.
Biblical verses took prominent place in the yearbook entries for both grandchildren as they graduated in recent years from the private Highland Park High School. Their mother has donated thousands of dollars to Republican candidates and sits on the board of an anti-abortion campaign group. “
Wow awesome to know the Iron Lady’s blood run deep when it comes conservative value and anti-commie. I think this young man will have a bright future. Also it gives me a little bit of hope that maybe not all is lost. Maybe it will be him and his generation of conservative will rise up in the end after ODumbo leaves (that is if he ever leaves)
It's not a crucifix. It's a cross. They are common in Dallas at Easter, as many of the larger protestant churches participate in the project.
And they got that wrong, as well.
He DOES at that. Nice looking young man.
Since their last name is “Thatcher” one must assume they are Mark’s children, but he is divorced and the young people live with their mother in the U.S.
These are Mark children
You are right Ann
He is piece of work
Detroit Lions QB Matt Stafford went to HS there...wonder if he and the young Mr Thatcher were there at the time
Stafford’s 25, and it’s a 4 year high school, so they have to have overlapped, if they weren’t in the same class. Surprised they didn’t try to tie in John Hinkley (he went there, as well, a generation earlier).