Tag Archives: Monty

My Man, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, Was Born This Day, 130-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge



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Wow. He sounds like Winston Churchill!


Our Monty. Named after the GREAT MAN.


I waxed lyrical about him just 25-days ago! So, I will keep this succinct.

 

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC, DL  a man I revere. 

One of my GREAT heroes. I paid him the ultimate compliment that I can. I named a Golden after him … as I had done with Winston & Ulysses.

He is a source of inspiration and GREAT PRIDE. What a MAN. We would NOT be ‘here’ speaking English if NOT for him.

Just spare a second to think of what Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery did for US.


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The ‘Second Battle of El Alamein’, That Changed The Trajectory Of WW II, Started This Day, 75-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge


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The stuff of legends. The stuff that I, as a boy, grew up on — per the glorious British heritage.

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery. What a MAN. He and Winston Churchill. What more could you ask for in terms of heroes.

El Alamein. It was so important in history that the Viscountcy given to Monty, in 1946, was called ‘Alamein’ — despite it being a town in Egypt.

Exactly 75-years ago.

I will raise a glass of red today to Monty and this decisive battle and give thanks.


Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery,
1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC, DL

One of my GREAT heroes. I paid him the ultimate compliment that I can.
I named a Golden after him … as I had done with Winston & Ulysses.


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Braxton: What The Name Means; It Is Really A Last Name As Opposed To A First, But I Am Sure The Puppy Won’t Know The Difference.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Names have always intrigued me, more so now that ever before after I wrote my groundbreaking book on pope names: “Popes and the Tales of Their Names“.

I was not familiar with ‘Braxton‘. So I had to check.  Got pretty good at tracking down names when I was researching the pope names, I had no choice. So didn’t take me long.

Interesting. No famous ‘Braxtons’ so the puppy could make a name for himself.

When I was at University in the early 1970s it was all the rage to come up with pretentious names for dogs. So that is why I have had: Rousseau (after the Swiss philosopher, after coming back from a holiday in Geneva where my hotel was opposite Rousseau’s island), Winston (Churchill), Maggie (Thatcher), Ulysses (Grant) & Monty (Montgomery as in the brilliant British WW II general). In between I also had: Bonzo, Peanut and Shamrock (the shelter given name for this huge, magnificent Golden who also answered to ‘Badger’ a name from a prior shelter).

Now it is Maya (after the ‘people’, and Deanna picked that) and Braxton — also picked by Deanna. I was given ‘heck’ by a Buddhist about ‘Maya’! I was asked whether I had forgotten who ‘Maya’ was. I obviously had. I could not remember. The Buddha’s mother was ‘Maya’. Yes, it came back when I was reminded. I did NOT see the big deal. To me naming a dog after a person is NEVER an insult, always a compliment. I assume that people name dogs ‘Mary’. Not that I really cared whether I offended Buddhists or not. If they want to get upset that I have a dog called ‘Maya’ they really have major issues.


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