The Kid recently saw NIN in Vegas and I reminded him his grandparents were…Jitterbugs!

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  1. August 1, 2012

    I love the jitterbug! First dance my Mom taught me in 1958. Granny taught me the Charleston! Do you remember the two guys doing the fantastic acrobatic jitterbug in “Since You Went Away”. That always floored me. I mean they were so good and it was two men in a war time movie dancing together and not for laughs.
    Cheers Miss Lester!

    • August 1, 2012

      The Charleston and the Jitterbug — real joie de vivre!!! Love them, and you were so fortunate to have Mom and Granny pass them along to you. I learned my dance moves from “Soul Train” and “American Bandstand”, not nearly the same… And, yes — “Since You Went Away” — great war time movie with huge production values. Did you know the director, John Cromwell, was the father of the actor James Cromwell? Well, now you do!
      xox, Vickie

      • August 1, 2012

        Oh yes I graduated to “American Bandstand” and in college to “Sooooul Train”. they kept me in shape for the fast approaching disco era! Yes Lanier was a disco bunny boy. Only just put up my toe shoes 10 years ago. But I still shake it around the office. It scares the kiddies.

  2. August 1, 2012

    Mr. Right and I were just dancing like that last night—kidding 🙂 Always wanted to dance like that but I’m afraid it’s not going to happen. The photographs are really sweet—such an innocent vibe. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 1, 2012

      You’re welcome! A certain young gentleman I am related to prefers the mosh pit. Oh my…

  3. July 31, 2014

    Love, love, love real dancing to real music. Swing dancing is my darling.

    • July 31, 2014

      And I think our great-grandparents must have had the same reaction I had to NIN, something akin to—don’t catch a cold in the mosh pit! All that contact! 😉 .

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