Pop thinking

Happy songs

Aug 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Pop thinking

My aunt joined us at a family barbecue last night. My aunt claims to be seventy-five, which is nonsense, thirty-five, maybe; probably no more than twenty-five, though. My aunt remains forever young as long as her transistor radio plays in the farmhouse kitchen.

The programme on her radio that remains in the memory is Two Way Family-Favourites. The programme linked members of the British forces posted overseas with their families back in the United Kingdom and drew an audience of millions. Requests for parents and sweethearts, and for soldiers on distant postings, are …