Hail, Hail.

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Today was the second day of our family reunion and we were sitting outside in my nephew’s backyard in Des Moines, minding our own business and talking one over the other when suddenly we were outshouted by a tremendous hailstorm with huge stones. Here are my nephews presenting some of the golfball-sized hail. Yes, I did get pelted with a few before running into the house and then grabbing a wash pan to put over my head and  go back out to try to find my computer. No it wasn’t outside but safely inside in its case.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

13 thoughts on “Hail, Hail.

  1. SAM VOELKER

    OMG ! that may be my fault,,,,,,, I ordered confetti one to help you folks celebrate, but my request must have gotten mixed up with another political one I made, at the same time, for elsewhere, . Boy are they ever going to be surprised~!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Surprisingly, we didn’t. I ran out initially without anything to protect me and didn’t sustain injury. Luckily it was not falling with incredible force as happened in an earlier post when it completely destroyed our car. This hail must have been falling from less of a distance or perhaps there was less wind. Don’t know why there wasn’t much damage as it was HUGE.

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  2. judyreeveswriter

    I’m hearing the rat-tat-tat of hail on the wash pan you wore on your head. Glad the computer was safe. I’ve never seen hail that size!

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