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Old 2020-06-08, 17:08   #1376
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Irene Triplett, last recipient of US Civil War pension, as daughter conceived late in life of a Confederate soldier who deserted to fight on the Union side. https://www.foxnews.com/science/last...died-last-week
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Old 2020-06-09, 11:37   #1377
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Bonnie Pointer:

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Old 2020-06-17, 07:48   #1378
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Old 2020-06-17, 13:57   #1379
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You had me worried there with that single name. I thought that one from among use had been laid low.
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Old 2020-06-18, 12:23   #1380
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You had me worried there with that single name. I thought that one from among use had been laid low.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/18/uk/ve...cli/index.html
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Old 2020-06-18, 14:47   #1381
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Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that
"We would meet again, some sunny day"
Vera! Vera!
What has become of you?
Does anybody else in here feel the way I do?
-Pink Floyd, The Wall
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Old 2020-06-18, 19:33   #1382
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Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that
"We would meet again, some sunny day"
Vera! Vera!
What has become of you?
Does anybody else in here feel the way I do?
-Pink Floyd, The Wall
Contemporary version:

Whale meat again.

In the early forties Brits had to eat whatever was available.
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Old 2020-06-18, 19:51   #1383
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Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that
"We would meet again, some sunny day"
Vera! Vera!
What has become of you?
Does anybody else in here feel the way I do?
-Pink Floyd, The Wall
My father fondly remembered her singing "We'll Meet Again" while he was a GI stationed in England waiting to join the fight on the mainland.

Of course, I remember it from the ending scenes of "Dr. Strangelove" showing all the bombs exploding because the doomsday device had been triggered.
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Old 2020-06-18, 20:21   #1384
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...stationed in England waiting to join the fight on the mainland...
Brilliantly expressed!
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Old 2020-06-19, 10:29   #1385
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of The Shadow of the Wind, dies aged 55
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Old 2020-06-19, 14:10   #1386
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Ian Holm, who played Bilbo Baggins.
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