Friday, May 15, 2020

Dry Spell 1929

There is precious little cheer to be found in a protracted dry spell that shrivels the lima beans, makes the sugar corn hard and dry, cuts down the supply of red, ripe, juicy "tomats" and stunts the cantaloupes and egg plants and watermelons. One is almost justified in looking upon the cause of so many calamities as an evil visitation.  

And yet even a soul that sneers at the Pollyanna philosophy must admit, in the light of a current news item, that nothing Is so bad It couldn't be worse. The clouds have a silver lining if it is permissible to speak of clouds when the chief complaint, is the scarcity of them.
But never mind that. From Delmar, Delaware, comes this :

 . . . All of the peach trees in the many orchards about Delmar are loaded with fruit and the flavor this season Is unusually good became of the dry weather.

Of anything that can make the flavor of peaches "unusually good" much is forgiven. From now on when harsh things are being said about dry spells we shall consider it our duty to rise in the name of simple Justice and point out one redeeming circumstance bigger and better peaches.

Above from The Evening Sun Balto 13 Aug 1929

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