The Tale of A Quiet Summer
Our blog takes place in Hot and Dry Connecticut and Northern Westchester County
The Scene: A front porch two somewhat comfortable chairs, a table with a sweating pitcher of Lemonade and a couple glasses
Enter: Mel and Arn (A couple of old timers) (sit down)
Mel. I just turned on the sprinkler. Not much left to water.
Arn. lights a smoke: I read August was the hottest month since 1872 in Connecticut and all over Southern New England.
Mel. chuckling: No Kidding. Hottest year since W.B Dubois was the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard.
Arn. That’s right. Same year Babe Ruth was born in Charm City and George Selden patented the automobile.
Mel. nods: Driest Summer in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts since 1872. Absentmindedly over pours lemonade.
Arn. huffing hot and agitated: Aren’t you the SERVPRO? (sarcastically)
Mel. Calm down, don’t make a trauma scene. You’re going to worry about a little spilled lemonade?…. The last time it was this hot Susan B. Anthony was arrested for casting a vote in the presidential election.
Arn. Huh huh… I suppose that’s right… A U.S. Grant woman. 1872? One of the years Mt Vesuvias erupted fire and smoke where Pompeii used to be.
Mel. Some thing that. Go there today, you can see the remains of Pompeii and just up the road people going about their business Like It Never Even Happened