Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"The more things change . . . "

Way back in the Dark Ages when I was in high school, one of my classmates (I think it was Nancy Sue) sometimes sang a little song that went something like this:

They're rioting in Africa
They're starving in Spain
There are hurricanes in Cuba
And China needs rain
The  _____ hate the _____
The _____ hate the Dutch
And I don't like anybody very much.

 I don't remember the other three nationalities, and only remember the Dutch because it rhymes with much.

Now, 50 + years later, they're still rioting and starving in various places, my brother and other kinfolk in Florida are being inundated by a tropical storm, my cousin and other members of our extended family in Colorado I'm sure are keeping a close eye on the wildfires, and I got a robo-call from the county judge-executive on Monday saying that Carlisle County is under a burn ban until we get some rain.

I'm sort of glad my grass is not growing, but some of the weeds seem to thrive on drought. However, this is a farming area, and I know the crops need rain.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, the more things change the more they stay the same!!!