Mood is the prompt for Monday. I had a bit of difficulty with this one.

Just Jot It January is by Linda Hill (with help from her friends). You can jot something down for the prompt anywhere, any time, just post it on your blog before the end of the month (so it seems). You can read the full instructions here.

Mood – Jan 22nd

This is linked back to Dar’s blog and to Linda’s post for the day.

The first thing I thought of was Glenn MIller’s In the Mood, his signature song.

Then I realised that the song in my head was Moonlight Serenade, another of his. Possibly one I associate him with far more than In the Mood.

I think we may have had some Glenn Miller 78s in the house when I was small. I think my parents liked his music, but it’s possible they didn’t know it very well, since they’d been in Africa for most of World War 2. I can’t really tell whether Miller was popular in the UK before the war, although my US readers will probably fill me in on their parents/grandparents situation! All I know was that the film, the Glenn Miller Story, starring James Stewart, made a lasting impression on me. It’s another from that era I can watch any time it’s on… which is not nearly often enough. Maybe I should hunt it down.

Mood | #JusJoJan24 the 22nd
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6 thoughts on “Mood | #JusJoJan24 the 22nd

  • 22 January, 2024 at 4:23 pm

    Afraid I can’t answer your question, especially regarding popularity in the UK! The song is sort f familiar, but pretty sure we didn’t have any of his records.

  • 22 January, 2024 at 4:32 pm

    Hi Jemima, Sunday’s word was plant and you did it Beautifully. Today Monday the prompt is Mood and with Glenn Miller you have done it perfectly! As it happens bandleader Ray Anthony is the last surviving member of The Glenn Miller Orchestra. He made a number of hit records in the ’50’s and ’60’s, including “Hokey Pokey,” “Dragnet Theme,” “Peter Gunn,” and “The Bunny Hop.” He played this version of “Laura,” the theme from the 1944 movie starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Clifton Webb, on his TV show in 1957. He is 102 yrs old ! I saw this information on John Holton’s page so he takes the credit for that news. 💜💜💜

    • 22 January, 2024 at 5:08 pm

      Ah-ha! I forgot to update the day or the week when I copied it across. I usually miss something – day, date, Linda’s link… Well spotted!

  • 22 January, 2024 at 5:43 pm

    I remember watching that film in my youth, the family Sunday afternoon was b&w film, tea, church! I like your new avatar complete with glass of red.


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