Barry Norton

Barry Norton

St Annes on Sea, United Kingdom

Journal

Hello Bubble Friends, I am back.

I have returned from London, horrendous, boy am I glad to be home, Rusty too. I will not bore you with details. Ejnough to thank you all for your healing thoughts, I am a lot lot better than i was, still snuffly but over the infection, still have a bit ofv a cough but nothing untoward.

Appologies to All

I am full of cold and have a chest infection, on top of which I have to go to London for a few days next week. Iam so far behind it is not true. However I would like to say thank you to all who have commented o9n my stuff over the past couple of months. Will do what I can tonight, then will try to look at everything when I get back and hopefully over my infection.

Hugs to all Barry xxx

This was sent to me by a friend. I would like to share it with you

LEST WE FORGET

A Poem Worth Reading

He was getting old and paunchy
And his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the RSL,
Telling stories of the past.

Of a war that he once fought in
And the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies;
They were heroes, every one.

And ’tho sometimes to his neighbors
His tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened quietly
For they knew where of he spoke.

But we’ll hear his tales no longer,
For ol’ Bob has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer
For a Soldier died today.

He won’t be mourned by many,
Just his children and his wife..
For he lived an ordinary,
Very quiet sort of life.

He held a job and raised a family,
Going quietly on his way;
And the world won’t note his passing,
’Tho a Soldier …

The Last Post. Sent to me by a friend, felt you would like to share

If any of you have ever been to a military funeral in which The Last Post was played; this brings out a new meaning of it.

Here is something everyone should know. Until I read this, I didn’t know, but I checked it out and it’s true:

We have all heard the haunting song, ‘The Last Post.’ It’s the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes.

But, do you know the story behind the song? If not, I think you will be interested to find out about its humble beginnings.

Reportedly, it all began in 1862 during the American Civil War, when Union Army Captain Robert Ellicombe was with his men near Harrison’s Landing in Virginia . The Confederate Army was on the other side of the narrow strip of land. During the night, Captain Ellicomb…

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