Recognizing Skill and Good Works

Larkin O'Kane larkin at
Thu Oct 24 05:59:27 PDT 1996

On 23 Oct 96 22:27 , Aodhan Ite an Fhithich wrote:

dennis grace wrote in a message to All: 

As Lord Larkin already pointed out, we, Your Excellency, are the nobility. 

 Aodhan Ite an Fhithich replied":

You and I and Larkin are.  The new member is not.  The new member is
POTENTIAL nobility - than can earn elevation to the nobility.  So was
every citizen of England and France, since either King could enoble
anyone he chose.

Could have, would have, should have. I see I should have stated that 
each of us is considered to be of NOBLE BIRTH, which the king cannot 
change.  What percentage of those of NOBLE BIRTH did the king ever 
promote to nobility by Award of Arms, Grant of Arms, etc... as 
opposed to how many our kings so do.

Again, I am not promoting the "merit badge" approach. I think a 
simple "thank you" is very often enough recognition and is often 

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