Rain, Rain, Go Away!

When I was a kid the poem

“Rain, rain go away,
Come again another day”
didn’t mean much to me.

Neither did
“It’s raining, it’s pouring,
the Old Man is snoring.
He went to bed, and bumped his head,
and didn’t get up in the morning.”

I lived in Helena, MT, and they only averaged
11 inches of moisture each year in Helena, MT,
including the oral precipitation from  cowboys and cowgirls.
I always heard it  was drier than a popcorn fart,
although I was never sure what that meant.

Since moving to Seattle,
these poems grate through my mind endlessly.
Ya’ know how a song gets stuck in your head?

Yea, that’s my brain on rain.

Ya’ know that saying,
“Stick it where the sun don’t shine?”
I just figgered it out.
You’re supposed to stick it in Seattle.

We celebrated our last day of school today,
but my teenage son said,
“Mom, it just doesn’t FEEL like summer vacation
when it won’t stop raining.”

No school should = no rain.

A few years ago, we came up with a plan to fight the depression of
living in a place where the sun don’t shine for 226 days each year.

The females came up with this plan,
so you know it involves

Travel back in time to an earlier blog called

“When the Lord Gives You Rain
Buy Rainboots.”

It will cheer you up, I promise.

If it doesn’t, you can always go shopping.

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7 Responses to Rain, Rain, Go Away!

  1. Tandis June 8, 2012 at 4:03 pm #


  2. momstheword June 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    I love the boots too! Mine are black with brightly colored polka dots (got at…..where else???? Costco!) Girl, we need to get together for a coke, we’ve been saying it for years, lol!

  3. Teresa June 8, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Oh I love those boots! However in Kansas they’d be so dusty & full of muck from working in the barn they wouldn’t be very pretty very long. However, we have been blessed w/ an unusually gorgeous day full of sunshine & birds singing & a cool breeze. It’s so rare it’s memorable!

    • Momma Mindy June 9, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      Barn work would go WAY better with cuter footwear! Just imagine, having to walk through manure, but looking down and seeing such cute boots!

  4. Jackie June 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    I love your boots and your hair! The sun hasn’t shined for a week and we are all chopping at the bit to get some warmth around here. I can’t imagine living where you do. I would definitely have to fight off depression. Praying some sun your way soon 🙂

    • Momma Mindy June 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      Thanks! We miss the sun. Good thing we never lose the Light of the Son!

  5. Big Al June 10, 2012 at 1:07 am #

    Hey sis, I really enjoyed this.

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