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23 September 2007

Manic Monday with Mo ~ kit

I had an entirely different Manic Monday with Mo post planned for today’s theme, “kit”…about how words change meaning over time...however once I found this woman, I had to bring her to you.

Please allow me to introduce you to Olive Riley.
She is 108 year old spitfire with her very own Blog.
I encourage you to watch the entire minute ~ and then go visit
The Life of Riley



(I guess this means I have sixty more years of blogging before me!)

PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES IN YOUR OLD KIT BAG 1915
Won first place in a World War I competition for "best morale-building song". It can be found (music and/or lyrics) in over 20 movies.

Chorus
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile,
While you’ve a lucifer to light your fag,
Smile, boys, that’s the style.
What’s the use of worrying?
It never was worth while, so
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.

Words by George Henry Powell (1880-1951) was known under the pseudonym George Asaf. Music by his brother, Felix Powell.

30 comments:

Latharia said...

AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing her!! :D

Jamie said...

One of my favorite scenes in the movie "All That Jazz" is Joe Gideon singing this song with the hospital attendant.

You found a great lady and a great song.

tegdirb92 said...

wow, what a uniquely great post! I'm headed over there now. Have a great Monday.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

what a lovely woman! i have been to her blog before but i have not seen this. thanks!

smiles, bee

Desert Songbird said...

What a great lady! I can only dream...

Gattina said...

Thanks for the link and fortunately I don't have to put my troubles in a kit, for the moment I don't have any, just returned from holidays !

ian said...

Very nice! Great song. She doesn't look a day over 96.

Happy MM!

Ian

Mags said...

Fantastic post for today's theme! That indeed made me smile. You rock.

Happy MM!

hana said...

nice post, thanks for sharing

lisa said...

I LOVE it! what a great mm post. I'll go check out her blog.

Sanni said...

I´m so looking forward to your upcoming 60 years of blogging =)

"Life begins at 80" - thanks for introducing this lovely lady to us!

the teach said...

Katherine, Absolutely marvelous!! That song occurred to me for this MM post but you blew it away!!

Matt-Man said...

She's older than that song!!

Sarge Charlie said...

I loved this

Mo said...

If I live to be a hundred, I hope that someone just tosses my old bones into the old kit bag and smiles smiles smiles.

Mert said...

I knid of like the idea of having 60 more years fo blogging... but I'm worried I will run out of stuff to blog about! Happy MM!

Diesel said...

Sadly, that's what she's like all day every day.

Linda said...

Oh my goodness, Lord love her! I can't even imagine blogging at that age but then again, why not? Got to have something to do at the Nursing Home waiting for Death to come visit!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I remember that song. Great job. Have a great MM. :)

Mel said...

Awwwwwww.......

:-)

What a sweetheart of a gal.
And what a great song for a Monday morning.

Imma (Alice) at I Was Born2Cree8 said...

Woo HOOO... great find. She's one cool lady. Great post. It's so interesting to see what different ideas we all come up with on Manic Monday.

Reba said...

A fantastic post. An incredible woman.

Have you ever wondered what a dawg would write about the word kit? Come find out. Whoof!

Bond said...

that is BRILLIANT....what a find..THANK you Katherine!

Travis said...

What a delightful old gal. Thanks!

Happy MM!

crazy working mom said...

That is amazing! Definitely worth checking out. Thanks, Katherine. :)

Sherry said...

What a fun post! Thanks for sharing.

Happy MM :)

Marilyn said...

I always wondered what the heck an old kit bag was.

RubyShooZ said...

Now that is a video I am so happy I watched. What spirit!! I do have to go visit her blog now. Wow, just imagine being that old.

Thank you Katherine. I really appreciate you posting this.

Much love and peace.

~ RS ~

lala said...

i really like those lyrics =)

Julie said...

OH wow! I wanna be just like her! But not for another....ummmm *does the math* 61 years!

Perfect post for this word! You should win some award here.