In The Mood for March & February Recap 2016

In The Mood for March & February Recap is kicking off the new month here at AnchoredScraps!

Welcome to the month of March!   Today I wanted to recognize Glenn Miller’s birthday whose Big Band music included “In the Mood”, “Moonlight Serenade”, and a song entitled “I Just Got A Letter”.  The February Recap is included too!

“In The Mood” for March & February Recap

You have probably seen the 1953 movie with Jimmy Stewart in “The Glenn Miller Story” playing the band leader.  Somewhere along the way I did not recall that in December 1944, at age 40, his airplane went missing over the English Channel during World War II.   His songs “In the Mood” and “Moonlight Serenade” are still among some of my favorites.

In the 1997 book “Next to a Letter from Home: Major Glenn Miller’s Wartime Band” it covers the late Glenn Miller in “the last phase of Miller’s distinguished career and is told against the military and broadcasting background into which Miller and the Band fitted. The author has drawn on wartime archives and much of the story is told in special contributions by musicians who played in the Band.”

It was fun to see that this week there are performances of “The Glenn Miller Story” starring music legend Tommy Steele at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, March 02-05, 2016.   Although a lot of the AnchoredScraps email blog subscribers are here in the U.S. , there are some that are “over the pond” and it is fun to know this very week there are live performances scheduled!

From their web site: “It’s been seventy years since Glenn Miller vanished over the English Channel as he flew to Paris to entertain the troops during the Second World War. Did he crash? Was he shot down? Will the mystery ever be solved?   Brought to the stage in a brand new musical spectacular, is the life, fame and vanishing of America’s most famous big band leader.”

Thank you for joining me today for In The Mood for March & February Recap. Tomorrow we are off to the races with a packed month of March letter writing themed posts!

Anchors Aweigh, 


Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today — 

Image above upper left shown today 1996 U.S. Stamp 32¢ Glenn Miller  Big Band Leaders #3098   as shown at

Excerpt The Glenn Miller Story, Liverpool Empire Theatre

Excerpt and image above cover: Next to a Letter from Home: Major Glenn Miller’s Wartime Band by Butcher, Geoffrey  1986

YouTube ‘IN THE MOOD’ – Glenn Miller  posted by J.R. Ramos

All blog posts written by Helen Rittersporn, for February 2016 February 2016 Recap

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 P1020183 Feb. 06 Superbowl themed scrapbooking weekend  346
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 dreamstime_xs_37515765 Feb. 18 AnchoredScraps Thursday Mail bag  358
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 dreamstime_xs_32438011  Feb. 21 Erma Bombeck The Unmailed Letter 361 
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