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
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.