Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Complaining About The Weather

It's been a rough winter all over the US. Here in North Texas we've had a couple of storms that left the streets icy and resulted in the closing of businesses and schools. Then, when it seemed that nice weather had returned, thunderstorms and the threat of hail and high winds came along. We may think we have it bad, but lots of our fellow Americans have it worse.

In the midst of all this, I was reminded of a poem I first read many decades ago. It goes like this:
It ain't no use to grumble and complain; It's jest as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain, Why, rain's my choice. - James Whitcomb Riley, Rain, 1849 - 1916

To those of you still suffering through difficult condition, you have my sympathy. To those now enjoying better weather, I hope you'll rejoice. As Riley said, it's just as cheap and easy to do that.

How's the weather affected you this winter? Let us know.

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2 comments:

Vera Godley said...

Well, we have ice again here in NC. Yesterday, we closed school early (1:00) because of incoming sleet and freezing rain. Well, it accumulated and stayed so we have no school again today. Bushes are bowing under the weight of it. The grass is thickly coated, but it should warm a bit today and warmer tomorrow.

Richard Mabry said...

Vera, sorry that NC is getting some more of what has plagued the whole US. We make it to the Asheville area from time to time, and when driving up to the Grove Park Inn I've often remarked that navigating those hills when they're covered with ice would be impossible.
Hope you remain warm, dry, and powered. Thanks for the comment.