Thursday, July 21, 2011

We Measure Everything


Picture this:  lunch together at the motherhouse:  one missionary Sister with her guest-- a citizen of Tanzania, Africa--, myself and my brother  from the Black Hills of South Dakota.  My brother asks of the Tanzanian, “How much rainfall do you get?”  The Tanzanian laughs and says:  “You Americans, you measure everything!  We just know when we have enough rain for the crops, or not enough.” 

These days of this dome of heat together with an amount of humidity surpassing any record for 28 states so far, I wonder how we would do if we just relied on experience and said, “It’s hot out there.  Grandma should stay inside for now.”  Of course, the meteorologists would be out of a job, which would not be good..  

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