The other day, it was raining AGAIN and somebody at the store commented on it. I said something I grew up hearing, and the store person was like, “Uh… ha-ha! Yeah, I guess so.” From that, I assumed that the store person did not grow up hearing it.
So, in case that person was not alone in deprivation, here is what I said about the rain:
Lovely weather for ducks.
There was even a song about it, but I don’t know if the saying or the song came first. I suspect the saying did, but who knows?
Here’s the song, sung by fellow Kentuckian Rosemary Clooney, George’s. ..aunt, I believe.
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A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Someone loves another person’s bad weather. Why?
Ally BeanFebruary 13, 2019 at 7:27am
I’d forgotten about this song and that saying. So perfect considering our odd weather this week. ?
Marian AllenFebruary 13, 2019 at 8:45am
I hadn’t used that phrase for YEARS but it suddenly came out of my mouth. lol
dan antionFebruary 13, 2019 at 8:52am
I grew up hearing and using that expression, but I haven’t heard it for a long time.
Marian AllenFebruary 13, 2019 at 11:01am
I haven’t heard it for a long time,either. I guess people got sick of hearing it and it fell out of fashion. Let’s bring it back!
John HoltonFebruary 13, 2019 at 10:25am
Rosemary Clooney ? What a voice…
Marian AllenFebruary 13, 2019 at 11:07am
It was charming, wasn’t it?
Mitchell AllenFebruary 14, 2019 at 1:57pm
I used to hear that ALL the time. It’s a beautifully hokey thing to say. We need more hokiness in the world. 🙂
Marian AllenFebruary 14, 2019 at 2:05pm
We do, we do. Cold enough for ya?
Mitchell AllenFebruary 14, 2019 at 2:09pm
It’s actually 50 degrees here, in Central Virginia, so help me, Hannah! 🙂