The Queen has always seemed like a strong and calming force in the world. Losing her is particularly awful, even if she only plays a symbolic role. Her generation shouldered so much in their lifetimes. It’s like the grownups have left the room.

Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.