Monday, April 29, 2013

How High's The Water Mama

We have these markers up and down the Ohio River, showing where the water crested in the greatest flood my city has ever seen.
The greatest volume of water ever known to pass along Ohio’s southern shores flooded all Ohio River communities during the last two weeks of January 1937.
The Ohio River crested at 80 feet at Cincinnati on January 26. This was 28 feet over flood stage.
With damage stretching from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois, one million people were left homeless, with 385 dead and property losses reaching $500 million.
 January 1937 remains as the wettest month ever recorded in Ohio.
It has been raining here alot.  Noah is a friend, so I got two tickets for Jazzi and me on his boat.   
I told Jazzi to get here fast.  I don't see her coming.  I bet she is out shopping for a new pink dress for what she thinks is a cruise. 
A long time ago, when the Earth was green
There was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen
They'd run around free while the Earth was being born
And the loveliest of all was the unicorn
Stop staring at me you Rhinoceros. 
Green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
Don't you forget My unicorns
 I see Bella, from Downunder Daisy swimming in.
Toss her a life ring.
Swim girl swim. We got room for you. 
 I see Goose swimming in,  Noah is a friend of his also.
  Old Noah was there to answer the call
He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall
He marched the animals two by two
And he called out as they came through
I just don't see no Jazzi.
 Here is another flood marker on the back of a church.  See how high the water got in 1937.  Now see me on the bench looking out at the Ohio River.
 Where the Ohio River is today.  How High's The Water Mama!
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot


  1. Oh I hope it does not get that high. That is crazy. Tell Noah that whoever you want to come on his big boat is just fine with me. He is an old friend and I can get you as many tickets as you will need. I'll be gathering more sticks in case old Noah needs ot do an add on for all your friends. Hope Jazzi gets there soon. Stay dry friend.

  2. That sure was some deep water. Glad you and Noah have a place for Jazzi since there has to be pairs, BOL
    Benny & Lily

  3. No ark ticket for LEE???? SWTS, that's awful.

  4. Can you sends me some rain.....we's dry as da desert down here!

  5. Whoa, that rhino was staring at you ALOT! WHat happened to Jazzi? Did she ever make it? Glad the water isn't too deep today.

  6. Oh it looks like a first class ticket to me... hope you haven't to share a bunk with the Rhino, our he should wear an etui for his horn.

  7. OMD… the Mighty Ohio River is really getting high. So glad you have Noah as a buddy. Don't sail off without Jazzi. She may be buying a new hot bathing suit.
    Stay safe friend.
    Pees… Mom really likes your Ark photos!

  8. Oh oh - we are sending you some water wings - you might need them!!! Be safe little guy - be safe :)

  9. Butt high is it NOW??


  10. OMD Sweet William we would never have guessed that the water got so high and so many people died. How awful. Thanks for telling us about it and showing us around. Hope the rain stops soon or you will be on that boat. LOL! Have a marvelous Monday.
    best wishes Molly

  11. I seen ya'll gots flooded on da news. But dang dat was awfuls in 1937!
    Hehehehe, poor Jazzi gots to look on da boat you knows.


  12. Hey Sweet William!
    Wow, my Dad says that Mama thing alot! BOL Gee, that's a lot of water fur sure. I think that ark's a lot of fun and I love your unicorn poem. Great pix of you on the bench. We're all hoping for sunshine and only enough rain to make the flowers happy. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  13. Whew, that was a lot of water. Like your personal train car, hope the ride was fun. OMD your own bench to sit on with Lee and enjoy watching the water flow by, hope it don't get so deep again!

    Your Bestie pals
    The Mad Scots

  14. Ringy-dingy-ding-dong...Hi Sir William! Wow, that was some flood in 1937, wasn't it?!? Good thing you are friends with ole Noah, just in case you need to hop an ark one day!
    *Cairn cuddles*

  15. Oh with Noah as your friend, we have nothing to worry about!! uh took me just a little longer than I thought to find the right Pink dress!! :-)

    Jazzi and Addi

  16. See nothing to worry about Jazzi was just gonna dazzle you in her new pink dress...I hear it's worth waiting to see :) Stay more floods like that one! Wow!

  17. We were singin' along with your song--well, SHE was...we're not that OLD. Our grandpa grew up in and around Pittsburgh, so he was there at that time. We have LOTS of relos in that area.

    We had a flood a couple of years ago. Looks like you've got a good pozzy if you get a flood again. Before you get on the boat, please dig a little hole, so we get some water. We need it badly. (Not too much, please)

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  18. OH Sw. Wm. I have some bad news... It has Rained and Rained and rained here on our hill and the creeks are all running FULL.. and headed fur the Beautiful OHIO River. Hope it doesn't Flood.

    OMD now you have OUR mom Singing that song along with Bella Daisy and Roxy's Mom. It is one of HER favorites... BUTT she sings like a RUSTY HINGE.

  19. Boy oh boy! We hope it doesn't rain too much in your neck o the woods, swts

    Edgar & his mum

  20. Now my mom is singing that song!! Great post

  21. Sweet William - Having too much rain is as scary as not enough. We could do with more - seems like we are going into a very dry 2013 here in South Australia..... but I do like your Ark!!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  22. We had a lot of rain here a week back which had mom singing her Noah & the Ark song from when she was at school - nearly drove us crazy!!
    Wally & Sammy

  23. You certainly don't need a repeat of 1937! Stay dry and safe, William!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  24. Wows!! You stay safe Sweet William!! It sure looks beautifuls there thou. I hopes Jazzi made the trip with you...she's a sweet gurl!
    Thanks for the tour SW! I loved this postie!

  25. Wow William , stay safe.We had loads of bad flooding in the UK worst in 50 years.. Hope Jazzi turns up :) Loved all the photo's xx00xx

    Saint Mollie and Alfie

  26. That's so not good. You'd better keep well away from that there water - you know we Scotties are not too great at swimming - perhaps you should walk around with a life jacket on all the time, just in case.

  27. Oh Sweet William - I love your Ark, where did you find one. Hope you get everyone on board. Beware of the Rhino and his horn.

  28. WOW. You've got some high water there my friend! Nice ban-dany though.

    AroOOOO, Stuart

  29. Those high water markers are something Sweet Will...We have hurricane storm surge markers here, sometimes many miles inland, that show how high the flood water can rise...It's eerie...Hope Jazzi got there know how gurls like to primp...Be well and have a wonderful weekend

  30. Hi Sweet William we have missed visiting you over the last month.
    My grandpa had a bad fall early April. The had a fractured skull and other bad injuries, then was in the hospital and unfortunately he never recovered from the fall. Mom is executor of his will so she has been pretty busy witht that and my grandma Mom is just getting back to regular visits.
    Hugs madi your Bfff I've missed your bagpipes

  31. Oh my word, Bella is my girlfriend, I'll have to jump in and save her!

    Nubbin wiggles,

    Pee-sss: Is there a lot of poop on the ark?

  32. So glad you got on that ark!! Any westies on there for me?! I'd be in big trouble cause I can't swim and well I just don't want to learn!!! Bad enough she chucks me in the bath but have to swim, nope, not this guy! Enjoy your week!

  33. Deew Sweet Willyum

    Wow. That bootiful wivew shoowe got high. I hope yoo awe safe and that Jazzi finally made it fow that cwoose wif all yoow fwiends
    I love yoow boat and yoow poems
    Smoochie kisses