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    I think my Dad left a part of his soul in Korea.
    He died 10 yrs ago. We went to the cemetery mid week and put our flags out. I was nice to see how many others had already been there.

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    In Flanders Fields
    By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
    Canadian Army In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.
    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.
    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

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    Excellent movie watched it every time on TV.

    Two other real life, Band of Brothers and the Pacific

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaT View Post
    I think my Dad left a part of his soul in Korea.
    He died 10 yrs ago. We went to the cemetery mid week and put our flags out. I was nice to see how many others had already been there.
    Linda,

    When Bette sings, "We lost Davi (or as I've thought all these years she sang "a baby") in the Korean war, I still don't know what for, doesn't matter anymore," her voice falters as if giving way to her grief. It's incredibly bittersweet.

    Bette Midler interprets vulnerability in her songs very beautifully. She is a talent that can make you laugh with her brass humor and attitude, but she can also make you cry with her ballads that deal with loss, grief, remembrance, abuse, etc. She is the Divine Miss M.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Type Fran├žais View Post
    Linda,

    When Bette sings, "We lost Davi (or as I've thought all these years she sang "a baby") in the Korean war, I still don't know what for, doesn't matter anymore," her voice falters as if giving way to her grief. It's incredibly bittersweet.

    Bette Midler interprets vulnerability in her songs very beautifully. She is a talent that can make you laugh with her brass humor and attitude, but she can also make you cry with her ballads that deal with loss, grief, remembrance, abuse, etc. She is the Divine Miss M.
    My favorite Bette Midler movie is The Rose, in which she portrayed Janis Joplin. Very powerful and moving fillm.
    You C.A.N.
    Conquer Adversity Now

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    A huge thanks!

    My heart sank a million times over as I watched "The Messenger" last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Type Fran├žais View Post
    Different Better Midler songs but the lyrics make me cry all the same:

    We had an apartment in the city.
    Me and my husband liked living there.
    It's been years since the kids have grown,
    A life of their own, left us alone.

    John and Linda live in Omaha.
    Joe is somewhere on the road.
    We lost Davy in the Korean war.
    I still don't know what for, don't matter anymore.

    ........
    Love that song.... "Hello in there", written by John Prine

    ....Me and Loretta liked living there.......
    "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazabiker View Post
    My favorite Bette Midler movie is The Rose, in which she portrayed Janis Joplin. Very powerful and moving fillm.
    I love the beginning when she's warned not to go out and swear and does so anyway. LMAO!


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