Thursday, June 30, 2016

Rain

We are getting rain here in North  Carolina,  We need the rain.  Isn't it strange how certain smells bring back your youth, even at 77 years old.

So, yep I smelled the rain. As a kid I loved playing in the thunderstorms.  Anyone who lived before A/C was common in houses, knows what it is like to sleep under a fan, and know the feeling of sweat feeling cool under the fan.  Rain would cool things down some.

Sherry and I always remember a quote from her mom who was visiting Vernon and his family while he was stationed near Detroit.  It was blazing hot one night and she was sleeping with her grandson Rick at 6yrs of age. When neither could go to sleep, they were lying there sweating when Rick said, "Nice and warm tonight, isn't it?"

(NOTE: TONITE Rick is in Saudia Arabia, I hope he has A/C)

Now, as a matter of fact, Stella and I actually ran and danced a little in this rain, it is nice.

As I type tonight, is is raining again. I can hear the earth saying 'Thank YOU!'.

Nite Shipslog.
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9 comments:

Rick Watson said...

We could use some rain here.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Summer rains are delightful and very refreshing. I could just picture you and Stella doing your rain dance. What fun !

Shirl Wrap said...

I hope you and Stella were singing "Just Dancing in the Rain". I remember when we were young and it would rain, we would say rain, rain, go away please
come another day. Now we welcome the rain my flowers and bushes were happy.
We do change as we grow older...

betty said...

How cute for you and Stella to have a dance in the rain :) Summer rains can be so refreshing, except if you get the monsoons like we do sometimes where it can cause flooding, but a good thunder and lightening storm often accompanies them.

betty

Lisa said...

We ventured out on our walk yesterday afternoon. Got a 1/2 mile from the house and it dumped on us. We didnt rush home, just got soaked and enjoyed it. There was no lighting so we just played in the rain a while. It reminded me of my childhood as well.

Cute post!
Lisa

TARYTERRE said...

i've been known to dance in the rain and to wash my hair outside when it pours. You can't beat Mother Nature when it comes to simple pleasures. Like you I remember smelling the air to tell if a storm was brewing. Glad Stella is getting to enjoy the rain.

Paula said...

I too hope Rick has A/C. I was one who grew up without not only A/C but no fan either. Lots of wide open windows but sometime no air through them in south Texas.

Mevely317 said...

Ah Jack, you've gone and done it now. :)
Oh, my head knows how necessary is the rain -- but I sure don't like it. Maybe in the coming monsoon season, I'll close my eyes and imagine you and Stella dancing ....

bonney knox said...

Great pic of you and Stella.
We've gotten plenty of rain this year in my part of the state. I was just a few minutes ago reading a graphic that said our part of the state was running about 5 inches above normal for the year. All the trees and bushes around are lush and green. The same graphic was showing the western part of the state below normal, so I'm sure it was nice to get the rain.