Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

My Boy Jack – Rudyard Kipling

My Boy Jack (1915)

Rudyard Kipling

 “Have you news of my boy Jack? ”
Not this tide.
“When d’you think that he’ll come back?”
Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.

“Has any one else had word of him?”
Not this tide.
For what is sunk will hardly swim,
Not with this wind blowing, and this tide.

“Oh, dear, what comfort can I find?”
None this tide,
Nor any tide,
Except he did not shame his kind—
Not even with that wind blowing, and that tide.

Then hold your head up all the more,
This tide,
And every tide;
Because he was the son you bore,
And gave to that wind blowing and that tide!

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Remembrance

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Bride – 1911

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Audrey Hepburn – The Nun’s Story

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Back to health again – The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News – Tuesday 6th December 1921

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Lily Elsie – The Sketch – Wednesday 29th June 1921

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Lily Elsie – The Tatler – Wednesday 3rd October 1917

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Lily Elsie – The Tatler – Wednesday 29th June 1921

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Clara Bow – 1922

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Dolores Costello

 

 Dolores Costello (17th September 1903 – 1st March 1979)

John Barrymore, (her future husband) wrote in 1925;

“I just laid eyes upon the most preposterously lovely creature in all the world. She walked into the studio like a charming child, slender and shy and golden-haired. Never saw such radiance. My God! I knew that she was the one I had been waiting for. Waiting all my life, just for her.”

The Loudest Voice

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