“Have you ever seen the rain …
Comin’ down on a sunny day?”
Remember those words? They are the chorus refrain from the hit song of the 1970’s, “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” by the American rock band, Creedance Clearwater Revival.
I heard it today and the words conjured up a memory that has to be at least 65 years old!
I was about 12 at the time and living in Wellesley Hills, Mass., a suburb of Boston. As I recall it some Junior High School friends and I were in the small town square sitting on a bench under the picturesque bell tower structure ... home to the town’s clock that struck the time 24 hours a day. I have no idea if it exists today but it’s vivid in my memory ... as is the bright sunshine.
We were waiting for some friends who were to arrive by bus from Boston. The actual bus stop was across the street but it was a very busy three-way intersection and we felt more secure where we were.
Then out of nowhere, or so it seemed, it started to rain … but it was no ordinary downpour. In amazement we watched as the sheets of rain pelted down ACROSS THE STREET. We could actually see where the rain ended. The people across the street were running for shelter while WE WERE STILL IN BRIGHT SUNSHINE.
In all my 77 years I’ve never seen anything like that again. If I look at it practically I realize that rain has to stop somewhere but it was a once in a lifetime experience for me.
It makes me wonder ... have any of you seen anything like that?