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5/15/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Night Crawlers"

Pat Shingleton: "Night Crawlers"

Posted 9:26 PM 5/15/2015 by Pat Shingleton

While sitting on the back porch and watching Friday's showers and thundershowers, I drifted back to days gone by. I remember earthworms being flushed out of the ground from episodes of rain and showers. When I was a young lad, we called them "night-crawlers."  These were large earthworms (More)

5/14/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Ahhh Choo..."

Pat Shingleton: "Ahhh Choo..."

Posted 9:23 PM 5/14/2015 by Pat Shingleton

The response to someone sneezing is, "God bless you," or "Bless You." This practice originated in 77 AD when it was believed that a person's soul could be tossed from their body when they sneezed. It also opened the body for a Devil invasion. Through the centuries it was also believed that the (More)

5/13/2015

Pat Shingleton: "So That's How You Say It!"

Pat Shingleton: "So That's How You Say It!"

Posted 9:39 PM 5/12/2015 by p

We have all experienced some Springtime downpours, especially since the end of April and through Mid-May. Possibly these events have prompted a few reminders of weather related expressions. Intense thunderstorms to some trigger a suggestion that "the angels are bowling." We've had a taste of late (More)

5/12/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Landslides and Sea Monkeys"

Pat Shingleton: "Landslides and Sea Monkeys"

Posted 5:25 PM 5/11/2015 by Pat Shingleton

There is no means of predicting landslides but researchers are finding reasons for these deadly shifts of earth. Water Resources Research discovered that landslide risks occur from not only the amount of rainfall but how the rain actually falls. Other ingredients include soil type, depth (More)

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