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Friday, November 8, 2013


When I was little, I really thought that real cats and dogs would fall down from the sky if people said "It's raining cats and dogs." Didn't take me long to understand that it was a saying because I never saw any fall from the sky. Yesterday it rained so hard that the few remaining leaves that were hanging on the trees for dear life fell off. My yard and the street are both entirely covered in yucky brown wet leaves. And those leaves can be dangerous for if you walk in them or drive in them, they're as slick as glass.

It looks like every leaf in the world decided to land in my yard. It's a sea of brown yuck.

Today you might assume would be a good day to rake leaves for it isn't going to rain. But there is a catch: It's freezing right now and the day temperatures are not high. And so I will stare at the mess of wet leaves and hopefully not slide in them. Yesterday I'd say it was really raining leaves for that is what flew all over the place with the huge raindrops.

It was not a good day but then it could have been far worse and at least I stayed inside safe and dry. If you live in an area such as I do with seasons, you know full well what I'm talking about. No cats or dogs rained from the sky--just the last remaining brown leaves.  The saying is funny in a way for little kids actually believe it will happen. I used to.

Sherry Hill

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