Thursday, March 13, 2014


Good Morning, Class of ‘64
WINTER RAIN - Ros Psakis

Spring Cleaning
Susan Reiner

March bustles in on windy feet
And sweeps my doorstep and my street.
She washes and cleans with pounding rains,
Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.
She shakes the grime from carpet green
Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.
Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,
She ushers gentle springtime in.

 In the good old days, if you lived in town, you walked to school. You walked no matter how hard the rain was pouring or how cold it was as it poured. As you walked, school buses passed you carrying your classmates and other students to their destination, and yours. 

Eventually, you arrived but not as dry as those embarking from their buses. There's no recollection of any complaints about walking to school in the cold, the snow or the rain. In these modern times, all students ride to school on a school bus. Nobody has to walk ten miles to school, uphill both ways through six feet of snow - or pouring rain.

Crying in the Rain
  Peaked at #6 on the U.S. pop charts in 1962
Crying in the Rain - The Everly Brothers - 1962 

Peaked at position 2 on the Hot 100 and at position 3 on the R&B chart
Raindrops - Dee Clark - 1961

Breakfast at Tiffany's
A Kiss in the Rain - 1961
Audry Hepburn & George Peppard
  Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. 
Langston Hughes

1 comment:

  1. Love that song raindrops ...Funny, I was so young but remember it well LOL !!!!!!JMc