Lieutenant writes father of shaking hands with Queen Mary: 1944
a 8 T. Lt W. C. Pinion Writes Father of Shaking Hands Vithi Queen Mary On ) Visit to Red Cross in England Lt. ' William O. Plnson, son of Joel B. Plnson df 308 West Ores-well street, wrote his father recently from England, of an Interesting experience he had while visiting at the Red Cross. Lt. Pin-son's letter dated September 26, stated: "I had an experience Sunday that IH never forget .and that was an opportunity to shake hands with Royalty. I was visiting in one of the cities here close and I was on my way up to the Red Cross In one of those so-called British cabs., and Just before we got to the Red Cross, the cab driver said. There Is Queen Mary's car ' That didn't spell anything to me because I thought maybe the Old Lady had to sell her car during the war. I soon found out differently because the side walk was lined with people to see her. When she got out she looked up and ssw Old Olory flying over the Red Cross, and after a chat with her Lady-ln-Walt-lng she decided to enter. 8he hardly spoke to us after coming in but on her way out she stopped snd shook rCids with several of us. We didn't bow and say 'Your Majesty' aa the British do, but Instead saW, Oood evening Mam'. She looks very much like her pictures, and she sure does dress 'old tlmey'. It was quite an experience."