Tuesday, July 15, 2014

St. Swithun's Day

Wow, I have a lot of catching up to do! We are having a great time on our vacation and I'll update soon. I promise.

But do you know what day it is?

It's St. Swithun's Day! Ever heard of it?

A Rainy Day in Scotland  - Ron Colbroth Photography

When I was a missionary in Scotland, I moved to Aberdeen in July 1993. This was the first time I'd heard of St. Swithun's Day. Legend says that if it rains on St. Swithun's Day, it will rain for the next forty days. And do you know what? It's true! At least it was true the summer of 1993. It rained on St. Swithun's Day and then it rained some every day for the next 40 days. Maybe more. Aberdeen was definitely my wettest city.

St Swithun's day if thou dost rain
For forty days it will remain
St Swithun's day if thou be fair
For forty days 'twill rain nae mare

{I've loved rain ever since!}

1 comment:

Lori said...

rain is great! funny about St. Swithuns.