Well, we're back in the saddle today. Dad has improved a little, Mum is a bit calmer so we are able to get out and sing as planned. And what an audience we had today!
We genuinely love all of our audiences and it's always sad when our time slot is up and oh, how that was true today. What an honour it was to meet today a gentleman of 102 years of age who served in the British Intelligence Corps in West Africa and Northern Europe. Our own grandad served in North Africa and actually met Montgomery who personally advised grandad that although he'd had his reservations about the formation of the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (R.E.M.E.) in which grandad served, he was the first to admit that they had done a very fine job! Praise indeed coming from that great man.
Many performers tip up, sing or act or tell a few jokes, but do they really take the trouble to chat to their audience after? I hope so. They'd see the characters beneath and it's an honour to sing for them, but particularly to those who served in conflict.
Another lady told us with glee how she used to wear a snood (like a crocheted bag for the hair!) and that her Aunt would apply sand to her legs and ask this lady to draw a line up the back to form stockings! Our seamed stockings are always the first thing that is noticed - usually by the gentlemen!
It's made our day and brightened a bit of a horrible week. Here's the emblem of the Intelligence Corps to say thank you from us.