Today's post has taken me waaaay back down memory lane! I've been thinking about an elderly lady I knew as a child and I wanted to use a song that I imagine she might have tapped her toe to in her day. I remember being mystified by this song. I was sure they were speaking a foreign language! I can't remember how old I was when it finally dawned on me just what they were saying! It is said that it was a particular favorite among soldiers during World War II and that it's nonsensical words were used as passwords. I just know that it's as much fun to sing today as it was back then!
Last year my friend, Lara, and I went to a sort of Flea Market craft sale. There were lots of vintage items to be found - and lots of folks walking around dressed up in era attire. As I strolled past one booth, a bundle of old-timey handkerchiefs caught my eye. I remember always having a hankie tucked into my pocket or pocketbook (yesteryear lingo for "purse") because that's what "little ladies" did. You just don't see that kind of hankie much anymore. We use tissues now. But, hankies were displays of embroidery and fine handiwork. I was surprised, therefore, to find that this particular bundle was just a couple dollars! Sold!!