It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Monday, June 25, 2012

Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly…

When I was working at an AFB in the 80s one of my good friends there was Marie.  She was in charge of the computer room in Base Supply where we both worked.  She was a civilian employee as I was but was formerly in the military.  Marie’s nickname was Dilly.  I don’t know the reason why.  That is just what everyone called her.  Her military boss was a SMSGT.  I won’t give last names but his first name was George.  He was about the same age as I was and to tease Marie every now and then we would gang up on her and start singing Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly.  I was listening to my iPod yesterday afternoon while I was reading.  I have almost 4000 songs on the iPod and have it hooked up to a Bose speaker system.  Last fall I started playing the songs in alphabetical order and it has finally reached the L’s.  When I heard Lavender Blue I started thinking of Dilly.  Her husband was retired from the military and when our AFB closed in the early 90s she took a lateral transfer to an AFB in Texas to work till time for her retirement.  Now I am thinking about Dilly and wondering what happened to her.  I hate losing touch with old friends.
lat·er·al (ltr-l)
1. Of, relating to, or situated at or on the side.
2. Of or constituting a change within an organization or a hierarchy to a position at a similar level, as in salary or responsibility, to the one being left: made a lateral move within the company.
3. Linguistics Of, relating to, or being a sound produced by breath passing along one or both sides of the tongue.
1. A lateral part, projection, passage, or appendage.
2. Football A lateral pass.
3. Linguistics A lateral sound, such as (l).
I forgot to say that George and I could do a fairly good rendition of a song called ‘The Winner’ written by Shel Silverstein and sung by Bobby Bare that was popular about that  time too.  Oh good grief, here I am reminiscing about the good old days when I was working.  LOL  Actually while I was working in Base Supply it wasn’t bad, it was when I ended up working in Officer Performance that it began to be a miserable career and I couldn’t wait to retire.
My cable/internet/telephone is being switched over this afternoon so I will be off line for several hours.  If I miss any of you I will catch up with you tomorrow.
Stay safe and be happy!!


  1. hoping your switchover goes smoothly!

  2. I love when something unexpected brings up such good memories! Sounds like a fun place to work and of course you would be so fun to work with! Hope you have a great day my dear.

    Oh good I'm glad you are switching to the new company hopefully it goes smooth!

  3. I too hope things change over smoothly for you.
    Have you tried looking up Dilly? It might be easier than you think to find her.

  4. Hoping you are pleased with your new arrangements for phone/Internet/TV. Is it called "Triple Play?" There will probably be a modem involved.:-)

  5. I always thought that was a silly sounding song and couldn't imagine anyone called Dilly Dilly--LOL! I wonder what that is short for? Or if it is just a nick name? Reminiscing can be fun. ;)

    I hope all goes smoothly with the transition. :):)

  6. Hi Beth

    Hope your change over went well

    Have a good week

    Hugs Nita

  7. I've never heard that song before, but those sound like some fond memories. I hope all goes well with your change over.

  8. Hope your new service is great! sandie

  9. Well, this is a really cool post! Thanks for the memories!


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