Keep Calm and Carry On


This would be my motto this week as we pack up our house of 13 years and move to the new house we have spent 3 years planning, designing and building. Whew! Lots of memories, the house I raised my kids in, now 19 and 14. Keep Calm and Carry On…that's my motto this week. In light of this I thought I'd share this very fine little video about the origins of this much used and hilariously misused saying. Charming. I want Barter Books to be MY neighborhood bookstore!

I had a dream last night that I had a key but couldn't find my house and spent countless dream hours going from place to place, trying to use the key! Keep Calm and Carry On!!

4 Responses to Keep Calm and Carry On

  1. rebecca says:

    thank goodness today is the first day of spring. renewal, rebirth, new beginnings. see even the cosmic order of seasons aligns to support your chhhh chhhh changes!

  2. stephanie says:

    Fran…you must be so very excited though…this labor of amazing love come to be fully realized!


  3. Emily Lagore says:

    Thanks so much for posting the vid- I had no idea!! I hope your move goes well!! Anxiety dreams are no fun- I speak from experience

  4. Lisa Hoffman says:

    This is fascinating, and oh that BOOKstore!…love that poster and love knowing the REAL story even more.
    You can give me any command and if it’s in a British accent, I’ll follow it.

    Thanks Honey. Great post!
    Just wander up to my house. I’ll leave the door unlocked for you.

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