Friday, June 28, 2013

Singing In The Rain!

    It was hazy, hot, and humid as we joined members
of our church family for a picnic last evening.
    Our hosts were also celebrating their anniversary
which made the gathering very special for them and
all of the guests. Everybody sang "Happy Anniversary!"
     Everyone brought food to supplement the hot dogs
and hamburgers cooked to perfection on the grill.
     I suspect this happy couple can trace their roots
all the way back to Noah because sometime long
before this outing was planned they built a pavilion
in their back yard!
     Shortly after most of us had sampled virtually
all of the food available those rains that had been
scheduled some 7 hours earlier finally showed up.
      We were singing "Rain, rain, Go Away." But it
      Still we, like the animals aboard Noah's vessel,
were safe, well fed, and huddled close together in the
    We became even closer when the modest rain
turned into the monsoon that roared through the
area last night and the wind carried some of that
moisture into corners of our covered sanctuary. By
now the tune was "Raindrops Keep Falling On My
     We probably should have stayed the night.
     By the time we decided to say good night
our walk to the car (running was far too dangerous)
the stroll was akin to the last voyage we took
on the Maid of The Mist at Niagara Falls!
      Still a great time was had by all, especially
some of the younger folks who simply surrendered
to the storm and danced outside the pavilion as if
taunting the rain to do its worst. They were, in
effect, "Singing In The Rain."
     Hope they're dry by now and that all your
NEWS is good!


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