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The US Air Force Band, Christmas, Circa 1940...

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Wow! That was certainly unique! I could just imagine my late mom and dad dancing just like those "kids" since they were just twenty-something "kids" during that era.

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Oh dear! I must be in my dotage. That brought tears to my rheumy old eyes. Tears for a bygone age. As a kid I recall the USAF band made an appearance at out local (Chelmsford) carnival. We lined the street and the call went out 'The Yanks are coming!' What a sight and what a sound! As they marched into view they were doing a dance, one step forward, two steps back and one to the side type of thing, in time to Glenn Miller numbers. Fantastic, wonderful, marvelous.

Thanks for posting that. I'm sure, if I was there, they'd have stretchered me off.

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Ron, I noticed this "My Paints On MediaFire" at the bottom of your post and my first, quick glance made me think it said "My Pants on Fire"...

...then I had a second look and noticed what it really says. :laugh:

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45 minutes ago, Ron Attwood said:

Oh dear! I must be in my dotage. That brought tears to my rheumy old eyes. Tears for a bygone age. As a kid I recall the USAF band made an appearance at out local (Chelmsford) carnival. We lined the street and the call went out 'The Yanks are coming!' What a sight and what a sound! As they marched into view they were doing a dance, one step forward, two steps back and one to the side type of thing, in time to Glenn Miller numbers. Fantastic, wonderful, marvelous.

Thanks for posting that. I'm sure, if I was there, they'd have stretchered me off.

Hi Ron, we have taken many ag groups to Ernest Doe and Sons, farm machinery and to Writtle College in Chelmsford from the USA. Have done the visit several times myself. Beautiful country. Enjoyed the band too!!

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Glen Miller would be proud of them. Big band lives on!  I grew up listening to that sound.

Thanks.

 Sue

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I thought it would hit a spark with the old-timers here.

In a couple weeks I'll post one of my Christmas stories from the boyhood collection I wrote for my grandkids

Noel

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Thanks!  Great production.  I've done several "Shares" already.

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