I am quite certain that in grade school we used to sing a song that went something like this:
Susie, little Susie, now what is the news?
The geese are going barefoot because they've no shoes.
The cobbler has leather but no last to use.
Who will make the goslings a pair of red shoes?
But I cannot find it on the internet with that last line. All the links that appear when I google any of the lines from the song WITH quotation marks have no results or have a different last line.
Too bad. I distinctly remember the last line. The imagery of gosslings walking around with red shoes always tickled me. Does anyone else remember having learned this song with that last line?
Which brings me to an update about the Goose Patrol.
Six geese showed up at about 9:15 this morning. I chased them down the hill, across the street, and into the park where finally I persuaded them to fly away. We've had none since then.
Helping matters is that the temperature is above freezing now and is forecast to stay above freezing, even overnight, for the next 48 hours or so. The melting of the snow will open many more venues on which the geese will be able to dine in comfort, away from me.
Update: seven geese showed up about 11:30 EDT but were soon hurried on their way.