The Sunday Muse #184 Of course the song "The Old Lamplighter" came immediately to mind. I tried to add the You Tube link, but was unsuccessful for some obscure reason. The image put me in quite a melancholic mood.
of Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye sang of “The
old lamplighter of long, long ago“..
They’re gone now, Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby,
the scandalous bikini went on sale in Paris that year
and Tupperware was introduced to the market.
Rosie the Riveter was giving up her factory job
The war had ended and “the boys” were coming home
Now the Old Lamplighter is even longer ago.
We need someone to carry the light, to show
us an end to divisiveness and racism
and this infernal pandemic, someone
to restore pride in the red, white and blue,
faith in our national leaders, and respect for
our neighbors no matter their color or race.
Come back, Old Lamplighter, WE NEED YOU!