This summer has reminded me very much of the summers I used to have as a kid. Back in the 60’s and early 70’s, it seemed to rain almost every evening. Back then, no one thought anything about staying outside and playing in the rain; or, even riding your bicycles in the rain, thunder, and lightning! You just didnt’ hear of people getting hit by lightnings back then as much as you do today. I can recall riding my bicycle up and down the road with one hand while holding an umbrella in the other! And, of course, there were lots of puddles to ride through or to jump in! It really didn’t matter…it was just fun and wet. I hardly see kids out in my neighborhood on bright and sunny days much less in the rain! But, for those of us who are in our 50’s and 60’s (ouch!), we can fully recall those precious memories of playing in puddles…some, even mud-puddles which made the experience even more fun! One of my favorite things to “cook” back when I was a little girl was mud-pies. You know the kind. You take a hand full of mud and slap it down on your play-set China and PRETEND you are eating it! Of course, there was always some kid in the neighborhood who would try to convince everyone that he or she would “really” eat the mud-pie if you dared them to eat it! Playing in the Puddles! Today, you might find a few puddles lurking around your house after last night’s rain (if you live in an area that received rain last night!). If so, why not take off your shoes, roll up your pant legs (old-fashioned talk there!), and walk through the puddles, or stand in the puddles, or even jump in the puddles….Just don’t let anyone see you! Ha!! Today’s blog is on the “lighter” side of life. I hope you enjoyed this fond childhood memory.
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T. Rollins, Author