December is statistically the rainiest month of our winter here on the North Coast, but not so this year. It was just a shade under the normal (7.87 inches v. 8.12.) which surprised me--I thought it would turn out to be less. It was certainly less than last December, when we got about twice as much.
Still, we're ahead of last year since October by 5 inches, and some 20 inches more rain fell in calendar year 2016 than 2015. Which is about the most positive thing I can say about 2016. (Other than that two of my nieces had their first babies, so my baby sister became a grandmother for the first time--and the second time in the same year.)
Paperback Reader - This is the last in a series of posts on childhood reading and the origins of my relationships with books, inspired by Larry McMurtry's reflections in his ...
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