Last year we started a memorial walk for Mom and Dad. Dad walked about four miles round trip to Bear Creek and back every day for almost 20 years. He walked rain or shine, hot or cold. The weather cooperated last year and we walked two consecutive weekends with nothing more than a little sprinkle.
Saturday the 23rd was this year’s walk. We were scheduled to walk at 14:00. The sun was actually shining some in the morning. I’ve got a picture of two of my grandkids to prove it. But by 14:00 it was raining pretty good and it just rained harder as the afternoon continued.
35 people showed up for the walk and we all sat or stood under the roofs of the shelter, the carport, the barn, the porch, or the trailer waiting for the rain to stop. It never stopped. The creek just kept rising from the time the kids stood on the bank above until the creek was probably three feet higher than in that picture.
A few people went home, but 31 of us went to the Friendship Tavern for an early supper about 16:00. We had to detour to get there because the creek was over the road by the shooting range. The food was good and the company was even better. In spite of the rain, we had a good time. It was the memorial flood this year 🙂