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Orchid Lady

Hi Lily, thank you for your kind words. She was a good age though and obviously we all go at some stage.  She had told my sister a few weeks before she died that she had had enough of being here and wanted to be with my gramps (who dies when I was 16) she knew and we knew they wanted to be together, doesn't stop you missing someone though does it x

star gaze lily

Oh David thats awful, so very sorry. What a cruel thing to happen, Sending hugs and best wishes love Lily xx

star gaze lily

No, OL, their age makes no difference. There are lots of songs that remind me of my mum or dad. Sometimes they bring a smile to my face and sometimes they make me cry. We all have so many memories of our loved ones.

David, have just read that thread, what a terrible thing to happen, made me cry. Sending you my very best wishes and hugs. Take care xx

 

Orchid Lady

Forgot to say thank you Frank for the words of encouragement.

David, that is tragic. I'm sorry, very sorry. You're right, we do tend to pick ourselves up after I being flattened but it can take a long time and the pain never fully goes xx

David "Pick yourself up, dust yourself down and start all over again" they could write a song about it??

That is OK Orchid Lady, relax and do your best.

Todays tune is so full of memory it would take all the space on the forum. "White Rose of Athens" a very young Nana Mouscurie and the Island of love Cyprus a very long time ago, but what memories!!!

Frank.

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Orchid Lady

Oh Frank, my Gramps (who I mentioned earlier) used to love Nana Mouscurie 

star gaze lily

Love Cyprus Frank, we have had a few holidays there, and have wonderful memories. Want to go again, its beautiful there.

Orchid Lady

Having just booked a holiday to Crete there is only one thing to listen to whilst I tackle the ironing pile.....Mamma Mia soundtrack 

Imagine SGL, a bunch of lads who's only female sightings were the female camels as the camel trains passed our Beau Geste residence in the arid Desert, suddenly whipped on to a troopship and transhipped through the worst storm ever in the Med to Cyprus, we thought we had died and gone to heaven. Even more so when we escaped into the flesh pots and found out the girls had one ambition, marry a Soldier and go to England. It was Bridgend with a lot more cream. I was posted there twice Larnaca and then Dekhelia  making the most of it.

Frank.

Orchid Lady

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LOFB1CHONfk

Today's song may surprise some of you, coming from someone so young  

My mum had/has the record and I used to play it over and over again on her old record player, one of the ones like a suitcase that opened up - we couldn't afford a new trendy one like my friends but I loved it and wished we still had it.

The memories from this song are so happy 

star gaze lily

Awww OL, that brought a tear to my eye   

Orchid Lady

Snap L ily, but then it quite often does  Who needs fancy gadgets when you can have music 

Orchid Lady "The Dansette Record Player" we bought one for the kids so they could play it anywhere there was a plug, they would have had a job moving the Radiogram around, a very solid bit of furniture.

And today I bring you a song I was playing yesterday in practice from the family song book. "With a Song in my Heart" 4/4 time and three flats Orchid Lady so get that practice in. It was a long time before your little number above, around forty years I think but still good.

Frank.

A lovely hour with Len Goodman and a repeat of the old time Dance Bands, BBC4 well done. Dad with his wind up Gramophone with the big trumpet he took in payment for moving some one in a time when money was short, a pile of records all the latest bands and singers, as a wee lad I could sing them all and still play many of those tunes. Growing up with it then dancing to some of those bands as they reformed after the war to me a golden era and probably a mystery to those brought up on Little Richard or the Beatles, maybe nostalgic still wonderful stirring music unlike the three chord wonders that followed and assaulted the ear drums, "Oh well" an enjoyable change from football and tennis.

Frank.

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Orchid Lady

Hello Frank, I'd forgotten about this thread recently!!  I really enjoyed watching Dolly last night at Glastonbury, I would love to see her live.  

We are going it see James Blunt on Friday, I can't wait  Obviously he has been my music of choice everywhere this week!! 

Hi Orchid Lady, he is ex army and we all learned to sing as the log over a trench toilets were usually outside the perimeter, you sang going to, sitting or I should say perching on and returning so the guards did not shoot you, mind some of the singing got you shot at anyway. Enjoy your Concert.

Frank.

Just heard ' every rose has it' s thorn' by poison earlier, I love that song, cheesy but great, and apt!