Free fall
Sunday July 19th 2015, 10:55 pm
Filed under: Family,History,Life

81F (for a few minutes) and .23″ near San Diego today.

I remember trying to convince my then-school-age children that to me, there should be rain in summer, and that it should be a warm, heavy rain that makes you want to run in it and laugh for joy and splash in all the puddles with your bare feet and listen to the crickets after it’s over.

Warm? Rain? Summer? These were three words that did not go together at all as far as they were concerned. Rain equals cold straight off the ocean and it only happens in winter. You bundle up against it. You do not want to get your feet wet. Warm does not rightfully co-exist with rain. They refused.

Except it almost did exactly that today–we got the heat and the muggy air and the clouds threatening darkly but we just missed any actual water to go with. San Jose got some, though. San Diego got it. The I-10 bridge that collapsed into the flash flood hitting its supports definitely got it. In July! Never since records began in 1877 has LA gotten so much at such a date.

Hudson and Parker had to experiment with this idea of drinking summer skywater straight from the tap. Note that Hudson is all ready to splash in the puddles and Parker for the warmth.

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I hardly recognized the boys! They’ve grown!!!

Comment by Jody 07.20.15 @ 12:39 am

They are such handsome boys! How wonderful that they had the opportunity to live one of your memories, before your eyes!

Comment by Pam 07.20.15 @ 4:34 am

So big!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.20.15 @ 8:15 am

Wait. Wasn’t the little one JUST born a few weeks ago. Well, no, I know he wasn’t, but it really feels as if he should be that big yet. What fun to give them a summer rain and tell them all about it. How’s the little tiny lady doing?

Comment by Susan (sjanova) 07.20.15 @ 10:26 pm

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