Thursday, July 24, 2008

Goodbye, Dolly!

(With apologies to Jerry Herman . . . Sing it with me...)

Goodbye, Dolly,
Well goodbye, Dolly,
It's so nice to have you back where you belong.

(Anywhere but here!)

We needed rain, Dolly,
but you were a pain, Dolly,
With your blowin, and your growin',
You kept goin' strong.

We felt the room swayin'
With your storm’s sprayin’
But you didn’t bring the rain we needed then, so...

Take all your wind, Dolly
Take your counterclockwise spin, Dolly
Promise you'll never come this way again!

Total rainfall at our house in Victoria, Texas: barely over one inch. We're going to have to start watering the yard again this weekend, looks like.

There were times when the Weather Channel radar showed a wide swath of dark green rain right over us for fairly long periods of time, but not a drop hit the ground. Much of the past few days the sun has been shining brightly.

But now that I've complained, we'll probably get the next storm right through this area, category 4, and we'll all drown in the flooding. Some folks are never happy, right?


kenju said...

Your weather maps sound like ours. Sometimes I wonder where they're getting the information!!

Hale McKay said...

Tis better to have a predicted storm miss - than have have one predicted to miss - hit.

Duke_of_Earle said...


I think it's all part of the Cons. . . No, wait. I'd better not say.

Hale, Too true!

Karyn Lyndon said...

Glad you're blogging again. I wrote my blog before I read yours so I promise I didn't "steal" your was just so perfect...

Karyn Lyndon said...

Do they all spin counterclockwise or was that unique to Dolly?

Duke_of_Earle said...


No, it wasn't unique. All cyclones in the northern hemisphere spin counterclockwise due to the Coriolis effect. I'm serious. Look it up.

I was just proud of getting a four-syllable word like that to fit with the metre of the song, getting a rhyme, and it all made sense. I thought . . .


Nankin said...

I'm glad to hear you fared well with MS Dolly. I thought about you everytime I heard the news.

southernbelle said...

I loved your song.

How have you been? Sorry I have been so scarce for like absolutely ever, but no excuse excepting my mind has been stuck in the same groove for far too long that it did not know how to "sing a different tune". I think the goddess is slowly coming back though so pop on by when you have a moment to spare.