Friday, January 27, 2012

A NEW BLOG READER FROM JERSEY: Welcome!

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MONT ORGUEIL
Jersey's only city, built in the 13th century as protection from France

Greetings, Friend!

You are the first to read my blog from Jersey.
Welcome!
I am delighted to have you as a reader.
I would love to visit your beautiful island nation.

May God bless you and yours.


Greetings from my family to yours


To all of you who are as ignorant as I am of Jersey, it is an island nation, one of the Channel Islands between France and England.  The Viking invasion of the 9th century had a strong influence on the people.  Contension of ownership has continued throughout history.  Although it lies closer to France, Jersey eventually became more or less an United Kingdom protectorate and their language is English.  With a population of only 92,500, I am pleased that one reads my blog. 

Although we may not be overly familiar with Jersey, we know some of the people who at one time called Jersey home.  Sir Walter Raleigh was Governor of the Island from 1600-1603.  Lilly Langtry, 1853-1929, the "Jersey Lilly", who was so enamoured by the hanging judge of the American west, Judge Roy Bean.  And, Victor Hugo, exiled to Jersey 1825-55.  The list of poets, writers, and sports people is quite long.  Although small, Jersey is all about location and it's influence throughout the world is extensive.  In America, for instance, we have New Jersey.
Christianty came to Jersey in the 6th century,
 the influence of which can be seen  in the names of it's parishes.
Excepting Trinity and Grouville, all the parishes are named for a Saint.

THIS BRINGS TO 77 THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN WHICH MY BLOG IS READ.
 
THANK YOU!
May God Bless You and Yours

GOD BLESS THE USA

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