Saturday, August 22, 2009


See those drops on the ground around Darby and her new BFF the tennis ball?

That is rain!

Rain in August in the San Diego area (with the exception of the mountains just to the east of us) is pretty darned rare. We even had thunder and lightning yesterday!

My brother loved thunder and lightning storms and would stand on his porch watching them. The coastal North Carolina town where he and his wife lived gave him lots of opportunity to see storms.

My brother died a little more than a week ago--in the middle of a huge thunder and lightning storm the likes of which I, who have lived 52 of my 56 years in San Diego, have never seen.

I like to think he is up there giving us a little parting shot of thunder and lightning before settling into his place in heaven.


Anonymous said...

Dear Melissa,
My heart is sad for your loss. I hope the wonderful memories you have of your brother bring comfort.


Boo's Mom said...

Thank you, Becky. We are all so sad.


a corgi said...

I'm sorry to hear about your brother's passing; I always enjoy a good thunder and lightening storm too