I absolutely love the Bangles’ song, “Just Another Manic
It may not be raining, as it was last week, but I have
heard from a few family members and friends on the
subject of “Rain” and am adding another post to
complete or complement the first story.
It may rain later tonight, but if not, hope you had a
great time out in the pleasant weather!
Here are more ways you hear different variations of
the word rain and other close subjects.
When it is an early morning rain, you may already
think of Gordon Lightfoot’s song,
“Early Morning Rain.”
There were several people who gave great additions
to my first list, including Mike Lince’s one of
“A Hard Rain’s A’gonna Fall.” Bob Dylan wrote and
sang this in 1962.
When we all got together and came up with some more
suggestions on this very subject, we were:
The words, ‘rain’ and ‘storm’ are included in this!
My baseball-loving brothers and Mom, dislike when it
rains, and there are:
When I had a nice, long list that included songs with
storms or rain in them, my Mom came up with wonderful
musical production numbers and made a double contribution
to the list!
1. “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” sung by Barbra Streisand
in “Hello Dolly” musical play.
2. “The Rain in Spain (Falls Mainly on the Plain)” sung
by Julie Andrews in the Broadway production of “My Fair
My sister in law, who is also interested in Native Americans
reminded me of the importance of the custom of “Rain Dances.”
Then, once that subject was brought up over dinner as a
family, Mom said,
“It is lucky to have rain on your wedding day.”
When I was reflecting after I had pushed that final “Publish”
button on wordpress.com last Monday, I remembered a simple
Then, when you have a surplus of problems, or if you are
advertising for the Morton Salt company:
“When it rains…
Can you believe this famous slogan, accompanied by the
Morton Salt Umbrella Girl, originated in 1911? This must
be one of the longest lasting advertising tools in the
history of sales! The woman responsible is Joy Morton,
the head of the sales team that designed the logo.
One valuable symbolism of rain is~ it is like a cleansing
of the spirits. It could be considered a ‘renewal of life.’
The barren, dry parched land’s cycle includes its period
of freezing cold. Almost like a hibernation.
Then from the ground, once drops of rain fall upon the Earth,
plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables seeds start to sprout.
Spring really gets our attention!
If you ate too much Easter candy and were a little ‘sluggish’
as a result today, I can relate to that! I needed extra
caffeine, at first break, lunch and second break, too.
It is interesting to note, our new D.C. #23’s “CEO,” named
Joe, has implemented, “Free Small Coffee’s (or Hot Cocoa’s)
out of the vending machine on Mondays!
Hope this finds you well, happy and enjoying a wonderful