Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

i have loved keep calm since i first saw it years ago

the phrase really does fit LIFE so well, doesn't it?

so happy to have found the story details behind the comforting words


Paul said...

What a beautiful posting!
What a priceless discovery.
Yes, "the phrase really does fit LIFE so well...," as you say so perfectly.
And it so fittingly captures the brilliance of a people...
Thank you so much for evoking this timeless image of The Mother Country.
It makes one so want to go back one more time.

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";...;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;...;
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

Mrs. C... said...

Hi friend! That is an amazing story. My friend has a version of that in her classroom. However, her's reads: Keep Calm and eat a cupcake! There is a smile in that as well! Have a great week.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I absolutely love this. I had never heard the story before. Thanks~this deserves a repost!
*Happy Easter Cathy*

Paul said...

Please forgive.
The "If you can force your heart and nerve...." poetry paragraph in Paul's comment should have been in quotation marks and I should have credited the author, Rudyard Kipling.
It had been a busy day...
So sorry.
And again, thanks for your posting.

Claudia said...

Thanks for this story, Cathy! I love hearing about the origins of this phrase we see everywhere nowadays!


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