Archive for March 1st, 2008

Hello in there

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Linea has been posting about her Auntie Florence’s latest health problem. She makes the statement, “I wonder who will be caring for me in another thirty years. I hope they look at me with love.

It made me think of John Prine’s “Hello in There”, a song about ageing and loneliness …

Me and Loretta, we don’t talk much more,
She sits and stares through the back door screen.
And all the news just repeats itself
Like some forgotten dream that we’ve both seen.
Someday I’ll go and call up Rudy,
We worked together at the factory.
But what could I say if asks “What’s new?”
“Nothing, what’s with you? Nothing much to do.”

Ya’ know that old trees just grow stronger,
And old rivers grow wilder ev’ry day.
Old people just grow lonesome
Waiting for someone to say, “Hello in there, hello.”