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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Heat rage!Posted Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at 5:02 PM
Okay, it is HOT! And I don't mean "cool" hot. Just hot! Today was so hot that the thermometer on the Bank of Advance sign wouldn't even work. I went by the bank to get one of those "How hot is it" photos for the newspaper, and there it was --- just blank. A trip inside the building revealed that the sign had been taken out by lightning. Right now, it's hard to imagine lightning...rain...clouds...or anything but that blazing sun.
Heat does things to the human mind. Suddenly a short little wait in the McDonald drive-through to get a cool iced coffee (vanilla, please) is just darn near intolerable.. Especially if you get behind the car with the people who order three or four of the Big Breakfasts off the menu. Why is it that these people don't just go inside, I think, as I try to back out and go somewhere else. (Who am I kidding? In Advance, there IS no "else" to get iced coffee!)
How do those Drury workers stand it on top of the elementary school roof in this weather? I'll bet they wish they'd started on that new roof when they were originally supposed to! Tut, tut! Oh, well, I take a picture of them, anyway, just for the local color.
Has anyone ever tried to fry an egg on the sidewalk? Seems to me that I've seen that done....but I can't remember how it turned out.. Waste of a good egg, I know that...
The weather forecast just makes it worse, when we see that row of 99's and 100's.... My sister-in-law in Cape said she heard that the heat index in Dexter was 106 today. ACK!!!
I'm making a trip to Memphis this weekend......Do you think it'll be any cooler down there?? Somehow I think I know the answer to that one...
Tell me again why we live in Southeast Missouri......
It's payback time for all that gorgeous weather we had in....what month was that? My brain is a bit addled...
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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at email@example.com or by phone at 573-722-5322.
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