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I love the way Churchill spoke, his cadences and his slightly slurred speech.

Maybe he was at his best when he'd had a few. :)

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That may be, Tink...

"yes, I am drunk Madam.

And you are ugly.

But when I wake up in the morning, I will be sober."

:D

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But, but... Lady Astor wasn't ugly!

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...and she could apparently hold her own with Sir Winston, too! This comes from Wikipedia (which is famous for its inaccuracy)...

She was known for exchanges with Winston Churchill, though most of these are not well documented. Churchill told Lady Astor that having a woman in Parliament was like having one intrude on him in the bathroom, to which she retorted, "You're not handsome enough to have such fears."

Lady Astor is also said to have responded to a question from Churchill about what disguise he should wear to a masquerade ball by saying, "Why don't you come sober, Prime Minister?"

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LOL, the second retort is especially funny. No one would recognize Winston if he came to the ball sober. :D

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This was in my record collection 1950, Jan...and she even sounds like that same singer! Very poignant...1942, the war was still on -- and perhaps still uncertain outcome...?

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Yes, that's the wonderful Vera Lynn who made the song so popular during WWII and was known as "The Force's Sweetheart".  She just died in June at the age of 103.

How to watch Dame Vera Lynn perform We'll Meet Again on VE Day | The  Scotsman

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Oh Jan that is a lovely bit of history...thank you! She was so pretty, even in her old age...lovely to learn of her again.

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The greatest generation!


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Rock hadn't been invented yet...?  :D

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