‘Still, in context, the bunting looked quite jolly. Along with the posters Stan had hung after Anna’s departure, when Carrie had been working up in the Green Room again and thus unable to stop or question him, the dining room began to resemble a 1940s American army base.
Complete, apparently, with its own Wren, ready to keep the soldiers company in return for some nylons.
“Cyb, that’s a…great costume.”
Cyb grinned at her from under her perfectly pin-curled hair. “Isn’t it? It belonged to my older sister, you know. She married an American during the war. Moved to Ohio when it was all over.”
“It certainly seems to fit with the theme,” Carrie assured her. “Are many dance nights so…Second World War centric?”
Cyb laughed. “Oh, no. Only the second Monday of every month.”
“Of course.” Because that was totally normal.’
Room for Love, Sophie Pembroke
What’s on the Senior’s iPod for the 1940s dance night? The best tunes from wartime, of course.
- The Very Thought of You - Bing Crosby
- A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square – Ray Noble
- Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrews Sisters
- Goodnight Sweetheart - Ray Noble orchestra & Al Bowlly
- We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
- Pennsylvania 6-5000 – Glenn Miller
- Don’t Fence Me In – Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
- The White Cliffs of Dover – Vera Lynn
And some more modern interpretations…