A Weekly Offering of This n That

Rainy Day is my alter ego. She is the little angel that sits on one shoulder and whispers in my ear to forgo that 6" piece of triple chocolate fudge with the four scoops of ice cream on it; she is also the little devil who sits on my other shoulder and convinces me that I can eat just one bite of each and be satisfied, and then laughs with such great abandon when in fact, I eat the whole thing, she falls off my shoulder. Mostly, Rainy Day helps me see the humor in living and, mostly, she encourages me down the right path. Not necessarily the straight and narrow one (how fun is that?) but the path that offers the most adventure and fun.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Rainy Day Walks Down Memory Lane

Back in 1969, Rainy Day was very, very pregnant (not a little bit pregnant, but a whole lot pregnant!). She visited her grandparents for a few days down at the Oregon Coast shortly before her daughter was born. She came to the visit armed with her camera, tripod, and instructions on how to photograph Neil Armstrong's historic walk on the moon from the television. Her grandparents had a small black and white television, with lousy reception – more snow than most winter storms in the Arctic!

But Rainy Day and her Grandfather set the tripod and camera in the middle of the small kitchen (they were in a camping trailer, and the best reception was there) and Rainy Day began to watch through the viewfinder to click the 'right' pictures.

If you are old enough to remember that day you will understand, but Rainy Day got very sea sick watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. The low gravity and joyous occasion caused Astronaut Armstrong to jump. The camera followed him, and the horizon went down and up and down and up and down and, well, Rainy Day's supper almost....

Rainy Day's Auntie Marie had long stated she would live to see men walking on the moon. She could envision space travel, but she couldn't envision remote cameras and, literally, seeing someone walk on the moon.  (Rainy Day told her she needed to watch more Star Trek;-)

Neil Armstrong died a few days ago. A true American Hero. Rainy Day will remember him, and his famous walk until she joins him in that eternal sleep. In the meantime, Rainy Day will follow the wishes of his family, and wink at the moon, every time she sees it!
Moon of Green Cheese Trapped Between Two Bridges

And when she can't see it, she can look at this photo of the moon, caught between two bridges. Proof positive, it is made from Green Cheese, after all.

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