Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
It’s finally raining after our longest, hottest summer in years and years.
The hottest over the whole of these United States, record breaking, triple digits, too much, too long, to be soon forgotten.
Have you noticed — if not, please do — the heavy green growth at very edge of that road surface? After dark one evening, my daughter said she saw a whole family of deer grazing on that lush, green, clover-like growth. Traffic was heavy and one of the critters got hit, of course.
The moisture, the dew and the humidity at night keep many desert plants and growth alive. We’ve had like moisture — I’m sure from the exhaust of traffic — to create such growth. As you look at the hillsides, there’s just not much green for those deer to eat this year.
We’ve also had many grass fires. Just the other day, a friend was telling of how a car went by her home recently. Moments later, a fire sprang up and grew quickly with all the open grassland. She quickly called 9-1-1 and, almost as soon as she put the phone down, the next car stopped and men jumped out and poured drinks out of cups over the blaze. They pulled a cooler out of the car dumped its ice and water over the blaze, then they jumped back in their car and went on their way. In fact, they had that blaze out before 9-1-1 ever had a chance to respond.
As we see so many burned spots along the highway, I’m sure many good folks are doing the same thing.
Just the other night, my son, Luckey, was telling me a man near them went out and cut down trees for the cattle to eat the leaves. Hay crops are, of course, going to be very short this year. This drought is so very wide spread.
So, yes, thank God for this gentle rain today. Even though we know it is a side effect, so to speak, of the hurricane in the gulf, It to is a real blessing over so wide an area.
Cut that thread on a slant, now. It helps to quickly thread that needle.
— Aunt Norie, PO Box 265, Tonganoxie, KS 66086; firstname.lastname@example.org