Our Town

Commentary to follow, but in the meantime just enjoy the 1977 production with Hal Holbrook as the Stage Manager.

 

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In Memoriam

This weekend we remember and honor all the men and women who have served in our defense.  It is important to remember that the US didn’t do it alone.  Below are just a few of the words and music that memorialize that service.

In Flanders Fields By John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

CANADA

AUSTRALIA

UNITED KINGDOM

Grass by Robert Frost

PILE the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work—
I am the grass; I cover all.

And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
What place is this?
Where are we now?

I am the grass.
Let me work.

Song of The French Resistance – “Le Chant Des Partisans”

In every war, there are those who protest the waste of lives.  So while we honor those who made the sacrifices, we need to pay attention to the cost and think about the possibility of peace as an alternative.  Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye has quite a history

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Theme Music – Five On Friday

It’s been a long while since I have done a Five On Friday group and I’m in a mood for my personal songs so I will lead off with the one I consider the walk in theme:

Hugh Jackman is on tour and he doesn’t sing my favorite Peter Allen song which isn’t even on You Tube but you can find it on an album if you are curious:  5 O’Clock In L.A. so will substitute my second favorite with his beautiful version of  Tenterfield Saddler

Once upon a time, I had a husband.  One of the ways he courted was a guitar and a song that I still remember fondly:  Whistling Gypsy Rover

Every year I say goodbye to fall with a great Mercer song:  When October Goes

And just to say goodnight, my children’s lullabye

 

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ANZAC DAY

Traditional Anzac biscuits recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats.
  • 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 1 cup plain flour.
  • 1/2 cup melted butter.
  • 1 tbls golden syrup.
  • 2 tbls boiling water.
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda (add a little more water if mixture is too dry)

Anzac biscuit recipes | Australian War Memorial


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Collecting Pictures in a place

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