"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to let you in."

-- Robert Frost

Monday, May 21, 2012

solar sunday

Before I say anything, I'm fully aware that viewing a solar eclipse through a really black x-ray is not considered the safest method.  I googled it. I get it.  But it's what we did for the only eclipse I can remember back in the late 80's and it worked just fine then. I used the same method yesterday, and it worked just as well leaving none of us squinting, seeing spots or wiping watery sunburned eyes. Plus, we had cloud coverage which was a double shield of minor disappointment.

Pulling out this beauty from my childhood scrapbook, turned it all into a grand nostalgic party. Eating ice cream on the driveway, remembrance of doing the same so many years ago as a kid just their age, and relating a tale of a girl with a sewing pin in her foot whose father thought he could remove it with a little homemade surgery before giving in to the professionals down at the hospital.

Good times.

Times that I can still feel in the sole of my foot every time it rains ... thank you, Dad.

But life is made of childhood memories, and I hope twenty years from now in the lives of these kids, they'll look back and remember our very own solar Sunday.


  1. Oh wow! That is awesome. I've never heard of looking at it through x-rays. Even cooler that it was your OWN x-ray, although sorry about your dad thinking he could do the homemade surgery!

  2. So fun, and lol about the pin!!