Staunch is defined in the dictionary as Fine, Steadfast, and True . I never new this word (or if I did, I never understood its meaning) until Lately. Its all over the news. Everytime I hear the words Great Britain I hear the wordStaunch . I cant think of a better word to describe my feelings for The great Continent. Yes our allies are many (Canada who has given me great things Like Molsen Golden and Bruce Cockburn, Australia who has given my kids the crocodile hunter and the list goes on) But I must say I am particularly proud to be associated these days with The British.Tony Blair has been incredible. Allow me to take this time to thank all optiboarders from abroad for supporting him. And while I am at it let me thank you all for other great things such as Monty Python, Harry Potter. and James Bond. (For what its worth). And , I have saved the best for last, Thank you for Maria!