Posted: 03/10/2014 at 15:31
Hello Beaus Mum "oh" and you David, Guy Mitchell and the drifters do go well in this house and a story attached to "She wears red feathers and a huly huly skirt. We were hull down hidden in a forest in Germany bored to tears as normal when all H### broke out behind us, some one had locked the Guy Mitchell song into the Command radio and half a dozen of the lads were dressed up doing the Hula and singing along. Even the CO broke up in tears of laughter, if the Ruskies come now they will join in he said. We had some real mad times and it was needed to liven up the lads and keep them in tune, in tune says he ! I had an accordion another lad a keyboard, several guitars and improvised drums we could really party with the help of some spirits and beer. Life was not all mud plugging.
Joan loved Foster and Allen when she was very ill near the end she would want me to play the discs for her. I was brought up on Irish and Scottish music during the sing along around the sitting room piano after Sunday tea, we always got a large family group arriving, the amazing bit to me was warm nights the big sash window would be open and neighbours out for the evening stroll would be leaning in singing along. All fond memories would it happen now? well yes and does when we have family gatherings, music ties our lot together a bit like super glue.