Saturday, March 17, 2012

Carry On

I'm taking the weekend off to attend a quilt show out of town, and will try to take lots of pics to post to the photoblog. Meanwhile, here's the lovely story behind Keep Calm and Carry On, the beloved slogan from a rare British WWII poster found by a bookstore owner.


  1. Fran Kane3:44 AM

    How lovely. It just typifies the old British stiff upper lip!

    Thank you for that. It was a lovely way to start my Saturday morning. I have a friend up in that part of the world and as we are both book fiends I think we'll be popping into Barter Books next time I pop up for a visit.

  2. I've spent many a rainy afternoon at Barter's in the past. It's a beautiful, eccentric shop. Loved the video...and the memory.

  3. Yes...Thank you for that! My daughter had 2 miscarriages while her hubby was stationed in the UK in 2010. This became her slogan when things were really hard for them. While I'm glad they are no longer stationed over there, I wish she'd been able to get to this bookstore. I can't wait to show this to her later!

  4. Wow, I had no idea that there was some legitimate history behind that poster! So cool, and to think it's such a huge trend now... and some of the parodies they come up with aren't half bad. My sister has one that says "Keep calm and press delete" and my personal favourite is "Keep calm and pat a dog".
    Thanks for sharing this. :)

  5. Wow. That was so good. Thanks for sharing. BTW: I didn't know you liked quilting. I'm from TX and we recently had our own Quilt Show. It was a success! I hope you enjoyed yours as much as I enjoyed mine!

  6. I enjoyed this video so much, I watched it 3 times back to back, and then posted it to Facebook to share with all my friends. As fate (!) would have it, my co-worker is actually going to be in England this summer, in the very town where this bookstore is located (!!). I am beyond jealous, but so excited because she promises to bring me back a souvenir.

    And all thanks to you, for sharing it in the first place!

    — Bonz


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