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Date Posted: 06:38:51 11/12/15 Thu
Author: kathleen
Subject: Re: What is that blinding light?
In reply to: Denny Whalen 's message, "What is that blinding light?" on 19:21:22 11/11/15 Wed

Your writing is beautiful, Den. TY for the visuals. Please give us more.

>After two weeks of nearly constant rain, I went out of
>doors today to encounter a day so bright it was as
>though a hole had been torn in the sky and all the
>light in the heavens was pouring through. A wonderous
>fall day at last.
>This was the kind of day from remembered autumns of
>days slipped away. While missing the chill my friends
>in northern latitudes expect and experience this time
>of year, I actually heard leaves crunch beneath my
>shoes. The temperature rose to short sleeve heights
>and the annual Veterans' Day parade was considerably
>more comfortable than last year's.
>Main street was heavily lined on both sides for a
>change. By parade time the East side of the street is
>in sunshinw, the West in the shade. When the
>temperature is cool, everyone lines the curbs on the
>sunny side of the street(I found myself singing those
>lyrics as I typed them). With today's comfort level,
>people brought a collapsible chair from which to enjoy
>the passing bands, marching units, military vehicles,
>and endless flashy convertibles with pretty parade
>queens perched up the backs of the rear seats. A
>Viper, a Camaro, a 64 Mustang, and several Chryslers;
>all shiny spotless. In keeping with our rural and
>often perceived "redneckedness" the crowd favorite of
>the queens stood in the bed od a lifted big wheel
>I know it's campaigning season, but I was surprised,
>even astonished, to see our "esteemed" governor riding
>in our humble parade, flaked by his walking (very
>presidential style)/security guard detail. Can't
>imagine what caused him to lower himself to be seen in
>such a small town. Guess he came to partake of our
>famed pork BBQ. Around these parts we're known as the
>BBQ capital. Here BBQ is always pork. Maybe he was
>delivering some capital pork of his own. More likely
>here to pick some up to finance his reelection
>campaign next year; but I digress.
>Our house has transitioned from fall decorations to
>Thanksgiving. The first weekend in the already surging
>toward us month of December will see the
>transformation to Christmas.
>Where has this year gone? In a blinding flash.

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