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Weather: Fundah! Wightening!

By Linda Waggener

It’s a stormy night with rumbles of thunder and flashes of lightning. I'm remembering being serenaded by three young men in the back seat, singing the Bugs Bunny song to the top of their lungs in the little blue bug which ran perfectly - occasionally - that we called the Omnicoot.

The song bears down scarily on the words thunder and lightening, only in Bugs speak, and the boys sang it perfectly, it was “Fundah!!! Wightening!!!”

Christopher Rowe, Pen and Tom Waggener where the singers. They were in the 10 to 14 year age range, that sweet time when an adult can enjoy such goodness from children who still need them ... to drive.

When pre-drivers can just taste the freedom that will be theirs in a few years or months, they are all about how sweetly they can negotiate with parents needed to take them places. It's a fine season of young folks talking kindly to adults and even serenading adults at times.

I remember feeling like their chauffeur, like if I said to them, but I’ve been given only a few days to live, they’d light up and their response would be, “oh good, you have time to take us to Walmart!“

This story was posted on 2020-06-04 23:35:01
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Those clouds weren't kidding

2020-06-04 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
The morning was perfectly sunny so I was confident of having time for a walk before the weather changed. I was wrong. On the far side of the Public Square I looked up to see dark clouds coming together blocking the sun and took this picture. It occurred to me I'd better stop window shopping in the consignment store and move along. By the time I crossed Campbellsville Street, the barber stepped out of his shop to check the sky and advised me I'd better rush. I felt some light sprinkles. At the corner by the Fed Ex drop, huge raindrops started falling. I raced across Greensburg Street and found protection under the awnings by the fountain only after getting well soaked. The rainclouds moved on as quickly as they'd arrived so I could walk the four or five blocks home and get dry. The cats, comfortably dry on their back porch shelves, said they could have told me so. - LW

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