Seeing Red

Winning drawing from MCMS art contest: Sights and Sounds of Miller.
  Congratulations Candace Drinkwater
April 22, 2013

It appears that those April showers have finally shown up.  Along with those showers, the possibility of flash flooding.  As always, it’s either feast of famine.   The rain, even though it came as a gulley washer, was a welcome break. Now that the rain has arrived, everywhere you look, you see signs that spring has sprung.  The cooler temperatures have people out walking, children are practicing baseball and soccer on every available patch of grass in Miller.  When the rain lets up for a minute, that it.  It is a beautiful sight to see.  Kind of gives you a glimpse of what life was like before we became so dependent on air conditioning.  Put me, coach, I’m ready to play.

For those of you who are hungering for some good gossip, pull up a chair.  There is news to be had on the progress of farmboy’s alleged pursuit of the snowbird.  Rumor has it that they were seen together at the welcome home party heading outside for a little alone time, and then HE disappeared suddenly...before we sang “For she’s a jolly good fella.” Interesting.  She stayed, smiled, and charmed the multitudes.  Can this blogger just say that the new favorite color in Miller is red?  The guys out there will be adding a chorus of amens to that thought, no doubt.  Also, it has come to the attention of your truly that the locals have a pool going.  They are betting on how long it will take before wedding bells are ringing in Miller.  Everybody is chipping in a dollar, and the person who gets the date of the proposal, no we’d better make that wedding, given what happened the last time, will get the pot.  This intrepid blogger will be joining in the fun.  All of Miller is crossing their fingers, but farmboy has some serious making up to do if he wants to keep the snowbird as his own.  It will be interesting to see how it all turns out.
Meanwhile, the rain is falling creating slick streets.  Drive with care, and for goodness sake, don’t be daft.  When the stream has flooded out of its banks and is running across the road, turn around and find another way to get where you are going.  Do not  drive through running water.  It just isn’t safe folks.  But hey, don’t take this blogger’s word for it, ask old HM down at the feed store.  Cost him a pretty penny to get his brand new Jeep pulled out of Salty Creek.
And, parents, don’t forget to wish your children good luck.  This is the week that 3rd and 4th graders take their Reading and Math STAAR tests.  Happy bubbling to all.

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