Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bill Grogan's goat, ' Obit'

We owned one like the above while we were living in Missouri, it was white.
For Lucy and Woody.....You can tell spring is near when the deer start wandering around.!!!!
The goat story!

My dear Sherry makes it a practice of reading the obituaries from our home town and surrounding areas. She reads not only the names but who the survivors are. She finds kin folk and good friend that way. I did not know that ‘A’ was ‘C’’s cousin. Etc.
Today she reads me a name I knew, you may possibly have known him. I have heard the name all my life. Well actually I was not familiar with the man, but I was more familiar with his goat.



Did you know ‘Bill Grogan?’
Here is the song I learned when I was small:



Bill Grogan’s goat, was feeling fine,
Ate three red shirts from off the line.
Bill took a stick, and gave him a whack
Then tied him tooooo, the Railroad traaaack.


The whistle blew, the train grew nigh,
Bill Grogan’s goat was doomed to die.
He gave three groans of awful pain,
COUGHED UP THE SHIRTS, AND FLAGGED THE TRAIN.



I loved that little song my mama taught me.
So I hope they are taking care of Bill Grogan’s goat now that he is gone. (No disrespect intended, but it brought back some good memories of mama.)
Nite Shipslog
PS:
We have moved again, but I am not telling anyone!!!!
*****She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.


***** A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.


*****The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.


***** No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

9 comments:

Shirl 72 said...

I had forgotten about that song. Sure brings
back good memories. I know someone will take
care of Bill Grogan's goat. He is real smart,
and if he gets lost he can flag a train.

Shirl

Woody said...

Bill Grogan’s goat was sang on the School Bus plus other songs when we went on the trips to Basket Ball Games around the county during the winter, sure does bring back some memories, OH YA-- the deer picture-- thats exactly what the poor deer are doing up here now, areas have anywhere from over 100 inches to 180 inches. It's gonna be a hard winter on the critters this year!! Hope yer keeping warm!!!!!

Sandra said...

poor deer. All that snow makes it hard to find something to eat especially when they cannot walk above it. Hope sping is coming soon
Sandra

Paula said...

I never heard that song but I like it. Like that car too.

Randy said...

Hello Mr. Jack,

Hope you have had a great day and afraid I never heard the song! but, I love the pictures of the cars. I love classic cars. Hope you have a great week,

God Bless

Randy

Sheila said...

I haven't heard that one either but I liked it. Enjoy your new location, Sheila

jean said...

Jack the song brings back memories, I have heard it and went around singing it when I was a kid it was about the only think that I could sing, Lol. I guess Randy and Sheila were to young, lol Take care, jean

a corgi said...

I never heard that song about Bill Grogan and his goat (must have been before my time, LOL)

loved the deer picture; can you imagine that much snow?? (I know Woody/Lucille can)

enjoy the day

betty

Lucy said...

It got up to 33 today and a little melting. Went to Earl May gardening store and did not want to leave. Green and flowers everywhere. I don't think I have heard that song. Poor goat had to cough up all those shirts, but HE SURViVED. Way to go!!! You see how those deer are doing, that is how we do it!!! Spring can not come to soon. Lucy