New Mexicans remember Queen Elizabeth II

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Sadness, grief and sorrow are just a few words to describe the pain New Mexicans are feeling after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.”To be honest, I cried and I think I cried more than I thought I would. She’s just always been around my entire life,” said New Mexico resident, Sara Lister. “She’s had a lot of health issues the last few years, she’s lost her husband. It just hits you because you’re like ‘oh my gosh, we won’t see her again,’ so that part made me sad, but I’m happy she’s reunited with her husband.”Lister said she’s always had a sweet admiration for the late great queen since childhood. However, she’s grateful to have seen the queen months prior to her passing. “I was fortunate to go to the platinum jubilee this past summer. I took my niece with me,” Lister said. “It was a dream of mine to always see her in person and one of her famous quotes is that I have to be seen to be believed.”Mary Alice Higbe, owner and founder of the St. James Tearoom held a big bash for the queen’s 70th platinum jubilee earlier this year. Higbe said the queen was an inspiration to herself and many others around the world. “She was such a model of a woman in the midst of kings and rulers in the world– on the world stage and she was so gracious,” Higbe said. “She was always kind. She received a lot of bitterness and unkindness, but she was always kind. She was always gracious.”Higbe said despite recent news of the queen’s health, the news still came as a shock. “Ah well, if I had a flag, it would be at half-mast right now. It’s very sad. She was such an inspiration to us, but to many Americans. You just think of the 70 years that she has reigned and what happened in those 70 years.”Higbe said they still plan to honor the queen in true fashion at the St. James Tearoom. However, a date hasn’t been set.

Sadness, grief and sorrow are just a few words to describe the pain New Mexicans are feeling after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

“To be honest, I cried and I think I cried more than I thought I would. She’s just always been around my entire life,” said New Mexico resident, Sara Lister. “She’s had a lot of health issues the last few years, she’s lost her husband. It just hits you because you’re like ‘oh my gosh, we won’t see her again,’ so that part made me sad, but I’m happy she’s reunited with her husband.”

Lister said she’s always had a sweet admiration for the late great queen since childhood.

However, she’s grateful to have seen the queen months prior to her passing.

“I was fortunate to go to the platinum jubilee this past summer. I took my niece with me,” Lister said. “It was a dream of mine to always see her in person and one of her famous quotes is that I have to be seen to be believed.”

Mary Alice Higbe, owner and founder of the St. James Tearoom held a big bash for the queen’s 70th platinum jubilee earlier this year.

Higbe said the queen was an inspiration to herself and many others around the world.

“She was such a model of a woman in the midst of kings and rulers in the world– on the world stage and she was so gracious,” Higbe said. “She was always kind. She received a lot of bitterness and unkindness, but she was always kind. She was always gracious.”

Higbe said despite recent news of the queen’s health, the news still came as a shock.

“Ah well, if I had a flag, it would be at half-mast right now. It’s very sad. She was such an inspiration to us, but to many Americans. You just think of the 70 years that she has reigned and what happened in those 70 years.”

Higbe said they still plan to honor the queen in true fashion at the St. James Tearoom.

However, a date hasn’t been set.

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