Back when I was in grade school _______________ (insert a phrase like, “When dinosaurs roamed the earth”), school resumed after Labor Day. To add salt to the wounds, there really were essays and/or discussions along the lines of, “How I spent my summer.” Fortunately, a blog makes that whole exercise obsolete, but just because the morning began in unusual fashion, I offer a mini-retro style essay called:
How My Labor Day Began
I woke up to see the streets damp (not really wet) with the first rain since May if I am remembering right. A pleasant and cool morning, so after a cup of coffee, I leashed up the dogs for a walk in the park. As I opened the door, the skies opened up as well. After a flash and the crash of nearby thunder, all three of us did a 180, back into the house for breakfast.
Fortified by cheerios and kibble, we set off again, and this time the downpour did not resume until we were out in middle of the park. I don’t know how to describe what a magical moment it was. I haven’t had that much fun in the rain since those bygone grade school days, when I took my mother’s warning that I would catch pneumonia as a challenge.
True, I called a halt after one lap around the baseball fields because the drops got fat and hard I thought we might be in for hail. But nobody melted and good times were had by all.
Little wet Missy (now dry) and I wish you all a wonderful Labor Day and a Happy Start to Fall!