A year later I remember running up the stairs and crashing into my grandmother's (pic) bedroom (she was in bed, ill) and telling her that Margaret Thatcher had been elected leader of the Conservative Party. I was somewhat perplexed so see a tear running down her face and repeatedly saying: "I can't believe it". My grandmother was 81 at the time but had been a bit of feminist in her time. She just couldn't believe the Tory Party would elect a woman. I remember how excited she was to actually be able to vote for her in May 1979. Six months later she died.
I'm now going to tage the following bloggers to continue this meme. Matt Wardman, Shane Greer, John Redwood, Lynne Featherstone and Dizzy.
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