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I can actually hear the very light rain from inside the house so, COOL!! especially given that we haven't had but like 2 inches since last July 1st and seriously, this won't help the drought one bit, but still...YAY!!! It's good to know that the sky is still able to allow precipitation to fall from it :)

Have a good Sunday everyone and remember, if you are getting rain, enough, too much, appreciate that you are because some of us really aren't :(




Feb. 4th, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Rain
Do you remember much of your time living on the edge of the valley?

I do.

I lived in Antioch when I was seven and eight. It was during WWII. Whenever anyone in our neighborhood who had a car (not many) got enough gas to drive out into the country (not often), we would pile in the car (no seatbelts, no traffic, all the children sitting on laps) and go out and pick whatever was ripe. For free. The produce would otherwise go unpicked; there was no way to ship it to market. All the gas went to the war effort.

Then I lived in Walnut Creek when I was 12 and 13 (Korean War). Our high school 8th grade trip was to Sacramento to tour the state capital, so we drove right through the valley. When we got to Sacramento, the first thing we saw were newspapers with headlines saying that Puerto Rican nationalists had tried to assassinate President Truman.

At the time, there were vineyards within biking distance of Walnut Creek. My friends and I liked to ride to the vineyards so that we could ride down the terraced slopes of the vineyards. The vintners did not encourage this activity, and it was probably a good thing our parents didn't know about it. The farmers liked to discourage us by letting loose their dogs or firing buckshot in our direction. Jill, Mary and I thought that exciting. Not discouraging, just exciting. FanSee
Feb. 6th, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Rain
Lovely memories, seems very idyllic, even the dogs and buckshot :) Thanks for sharing with me.

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