Tuesday, June 14, 2011

ABC Wednesday

The VIP letter this week is the Venerable V


So many V's come flooding into my mind - she had a vacation to go and see the vixen and when she had verified its value she retired to the veranda to have a little fruit of the vine...etc.

But then I thought of all the Vera's I have known, (or known of)  and in particular Vera Lynne, close to the hearts of World War 2 Veterans and their sweethearts, and so I found this endearing video to send your way, - full of nostalgic memories, sighs, and the odd tear or two for those of us of that Vintage.



More Veritable V's here, at Mrs. Nesbitt's Venue.

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful post for the V Day, Hildred, as always! Loved the video! Memories!! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for this video of "the Sweetheart of the Forces".My father, and so many men during the war, found comfort in her songs. While my mum and my sisters and I, were in a concentration camp in Java, my dad was on the sea.He sailed during the war from Australia to England and the USA and back again.Many ships were torpedoed, but he survived.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Beautifully nostalgic... and a reminder to thank all the VETERANS and their families for their efforts and sacrifices. Thank you!

photowannabe said...

Boy, I haven't heard that song in many years. I used to love those old movies. So nostalgic.
The movie clip was so touching. Thanks for sharing.

Jingle said...

a golden chance to honor a special person.
what sweet V take.

Gigi Ann said...

I hadn't heard that song in ages, and yes I always like Vera Lynne, such a lovely singing voice.

EG Wow said...

Thanks for the memories off the old movies.

Jane and Chris said...

'The White Cliffs of Dover' always makes me cry.
Jane x

Kay L. Davies said...

I can't listen to Vera Lynne without a tear or two, or more. A perfect choice for ABC's venerable V day, Hildred.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Carver said...

Very good post for V day.

Georgia said...

love your backround on your blog!!! also loved the v post!

ChrisJ said...

Guess i am of that vintage because i do remember Vera Lynne

Shooting Parrots said...

Great film and a touching juxtaposition with the song.

VioletSky said...

That was a pleasant interlude. (It is nice to hear her singing a different song)

Joy said...

Nothing gets people of a certain age singing like a Vera Lynn song. Love how everyone comes in towards the end, very evocative.

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful, yes!