Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Blue's Cure

Hope you are enjoying the music down memory lane. Always a perfect Blue's Cure.... at least it works for me. I'll be returning shortly with many pieces of art work I have been working on in the past few months. Music and Art are always my constant companions when battling the blues... : )

Hopefully they will give me the incentive to carry forward with what I had previously wanted to do in the month of October. A party with a few very special original prizes to give away...... ; )

N.B.  photo belongs to Possum Prints

I smile to think of what they used
To help us kids survive,
But I am "going on" 69
And very much alive.
My sorest throats were eased, and I
Still hold no bit of rancour
To think of sucking sugar lumps
With a drop or two of camphor.

And camphor mixed with goose grease for
A winter chest congestion:
Baking soda cleaned my teeth
And helped my indigestion.
Because of Mother's tender heart I hereby sing a Gloria!
She never gave me castor oil,
Just Syrupy Castoria.

Salt for all mosquito bites,
Cobwebs on the scratches,
The sickroom fumigated with
Our sulphur kitchen matches.
Somehow there's quite a bunch of us
That never had a shot,
But here we are still kicking
And enjoying it a lot.

~ Author Unknown

Friday, November 11, 2011

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

 from "For the Fallen " Laurence Binyon , 1914

War had many casualties and among them were the animals that served the forces or were owned by the families that left the war torn villages behind in seeking refuge. Soldiers found some solace in the company of orphaned pets such as dogs and cats , even our famous John McCrae had a war pet , a dog named Bonneau.

And did you know that a Lt. Harry Colebourn from Winnipeg had a bear called Winnie; yes the same bear that inspired the story for A.A. Milne's Winnie - the - Pooh.You can read about it here : WINNIE  

Doctor Harry Colebourn with Winnie

NB: If you'd like a good read about World War One do check out this book by Linda Granfield 

" Where Poppies Grow " 

Sometimes a haunting melody can make quiet an impression ~^..^~
Thanks to Vic Mizzy for creating such unforgettable soundtracks and to Hollis Kim for sharing this fab rendition of the Haunted Organ from The Ghost and Mr. Chicken ….will always luv listening to it, no matter the time of year but especially great in the month of October


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