Thursday, September 25, 2008

A last Sad Song

Today's Link
The Flames of Eden

Saying for the Day

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. ~Antoine Rivarol

Picture of the Day

A Last Sad Song
So far I have shared with you two of the sad songs my Grandmother used to sing. This is the last of those songs. She used to crank up the old Victrola , put on this record, and sing along. I used to feel so sad.

(Fred E. Gladdish / W.L. Werden)

In the yard where children
Were playing games one day
A little boy on crutches
Was watching wistfully
It seemed so hard he couldn't play
Like other children do
They said that he would spoil their games
And was a baby too

When I go to heaven momma
Will the angels let me play
Because I'm just a cripple
Will they say I'm in the way

Here the children never want me
I'm a bother they all say
When I go to heaven mommy
Will the angels let me play

Now this little fellows heart was breaking in two
Just because the rest of the kids
Wouldn't let him play

And as he hobbled to his mom on his crutches
With his eyes full of tears
She heard her little cripple boy say
Gosh mommy I'm so awfully tired

And then he bowed his little head
Won't you rock me just a little bit mom
Before I have to go to bed
And gee how I wish daddy would come home
Before I go to sleep
Will you tell him how I waited and waited
For so long mom
For his kiss on my little cheek

And then that night
When all was still and silent
A band of angels came that way
And they took this little fellow up to heaven
Where he'll never never have to say
Mom when I go up to heaven
Won't the angels let me play

Or maybe because I'm just a kid on crutches
They'll say I'm in the way
You know Mom here the rest kids never want me
I'm a bother they all say

So when I go up to heaven mom
Don't you think that maybe
Just maybe
The angels will let me play

When I go to heaven momma
Will the angels let me play

Songs just seemed sadder then.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal.
Last night Tommy UK started trying to gather the history of the piano and the dancing sneakers. The piano was given to the Museum by the Koivenen family. It seemed they inherited it from a great uncle in new York. He specified it was to go to them in his will and even left money to pay to have it transported to Pigeon Falls. They couldn’t understand why because this Great Uncle didn’t even like them. Nobody in the family played piano and it was large for their little living room so they donated it to the museum. The museum board thought it would be a perfect addition to the room in which it now stood. They even hired a piano tuner to tune it up. That’s when they found the sneakers inside the piano. They were going to throw them out when somebody called attention to how old they were. They were an example of sneakers before Adidas so they decided to keep them.
That was all Tommy UK could find out in Pigeon Falls. Further information required either a trip to New York or help from somebody in New York.
Nancy says that with the posting of the latest driblet October Fest has become more important in the minds of people. Not just October Fest but Mary Maxim day. A lot of people have come to the conclusion that the moving pictures on the wall have to do with the Mary Maxim movies. There is all kinds of speculation as to the secret or secrets. In any case every ticket for the event is sold out. That one event is going to pay for all of October Fest.
Over at the Fly Inn Bar and hotel one of the regular patrons suggested the best part of the driblet was the end. “ I need a drink”. Everybody in the bar laughed.

Wrap Up
It was a wonderful day today. My stomach is considerably better but my blood oxygen is the highest its been in over a year. I wish I knew why so I could keep it there. In the morning I read until I finished the book. Tomorrow I start a new one. In the afternoon we went to the basement and continued working on the layout. We ran the new streetcar and the the train. It was fun. Then we started work on the trolley barn. We need to go to Menard's for some supplies. So we tested some of the new animations and they all worked well. It was just a fun day. I visited some of my links. Now I need a breathing treatment (but not as badly as some days).


Blogger Janvangogh said...

I think the family members of those Fly Inn Bar customers need to call out Petrovich on his hero Gregnicov contributing to the delinquency of their loved ones. Soon they will be calling the Fly Inn Bar the Gregnicov Grotto. Won't Petrovich just love that! :-)

I once thought about leaving my former church after they chose one of the most dour hymns I had ever heard in my life for one service. I didnt leave, but man, it was a real downer.

5:55 AM  
Blogger cube said...

That was one sad song... *sniff*

7:56 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

I guess those were somber times our grandparents lived in. I know we have multitudinous photos of ancestors who NEVER smiled for a picture! It was as though to be caught smiling might be a sin... that is another very sad song.

It's hard to believe October Fest is just around the corner! I'm so glad I had the foresight to buy my tickets before I left for the beach! They had sneakers BEFORE Adidas??? LOL!

8:39 AM  
Blogger juliana said...

ohh... that was sad. but i think melli has a point. the times were so different...

9:54 AM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

Oh my word, where's my hankercheif?

10:36 AM  
Blogger William ~ The Old Fart said...

Very Haunting Song ~ Glad that you are feeling a bit better.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

VERY sad song! I suppose there was so much ill-health and poverty that the sadness was natural, but I'd much prefer to be happy.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Awww, that is sad. But that was the times I suppose.

2:52 PM  
Blogger Melli said...

YAY for the Oxygen!!! YAY for the fun day!

I used to know how to play canasta! I wonder if there is an on-line place to play? I need a refresher course! Off to Google now! Hope your tomorrow is even BETTER than today!

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