My mom used to sing those to us when were little kids, at bed time. Or, if we were sick, which happened a lot more in the 50's than it does now. Probably nobody remembers them now.
|My brothers and I circa 1957. We've been around awhile.|
When we had little kids my wife used to sing to them at bed time. Strangely , I can't remember what songs. But that was 25 years ago or so.
Maybe mom's don't sing to their little kids anymore....
Anyway, it's been raining like Hades , on and off, for two days and now the radar indicates it will be here for awhile longer.
Then tomorrow night, the front will pass and the temperature will drop twenty degrees. The humidity will go down from 100% to around 22%. Maybe once things dry out around here, I can get some work done.
After Christmas, my wife has to go to a pulmonary specialist in a city. It's a long drive. Too long to make it there and back in one day. So we will go down there the night before, stay in a nice hotel overnight, go to the specialist and come home. I am dreading it. Too much like when she had the brain tumor, I remember that with crystal clarity though it 's been probably 20 years ago now. The worst thing about getting older is medical problems. You are pretty helpless at a doctors office. You can't control or fix anything.
Graf and Sons called me on the phone today. I was surprised. They've never done that before. They said I left the address off my order. I wonder why they didn't just get it off my account, because God knows I've ordered enough stuff from them over the years. I didn't ask though. I just told them my address. Sometimes I have a hard time figuring out how things work these days.
The most important part of this order was my 100 bullets for the 8X56R Hungarian cartridge. Expensive. I have more than enough brass because I can use it several times, but the bullets are very hard to find. They are .330. As far as I know, the M1895 rifle and carbine are the only weapon chambered for this round.
You can't load ammo without bullets. So you need a mighty stash of bullets to keep the weapons fed in case you can't buy the ammo anymore. I have a full case of this ammunition, and a lot of it in two clip 10 round boxes. All of it dates to 1938 and 1937, and it's German or Austrian. But I still load my own. Because I can.......
I just finished feeding the dogs and cats before I turned on the computer.. My Labrador eats her supper and then just relaxes. But the hound dog eats hers one morsel at a time. The result of this is that the cats finish their bowls and then come creeping up to see what the hound dog has in her bowl. Every few minutes Belle gives one sharp bark to warn them off. Tonight it's been going on for half an hour at least. That's one habit she has I could really do without.
It's only eight thirty and it feels like midnight. The sun comes up late and it's dark before six. Good thing I have a book to read.
And a fire to sit by.