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............................................Need Washing

A little girl had been shopping with her Mum in a town centre store.

She must have been 6 years old,this beautiful red haired,freckle face image of innocence..

It was pouring outside,the kind of rain that gushes over the top of gutters,so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout.

We all stood there under the awning of the store.

We waited patiently,others irritated because nature messed up theire hurried day.

I am always mesmerized by rainfall.I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world.

Memories of running,splashing so carefree as a child came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.

The little voice was swo sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in

''Mum let's run through the rain,'' she said

''What?''Mum asked

''Let's run through the rain! ''she repeated.

''No,darling.We'll wait until it slows down a bit''Mum replied.

This young child waited about another minute and replied;''Mum let's run through the rain,''

''We'll get soaked if we do,'' Mum said

''No we won't Mum.That's not what you said this morning,'' the young girl said as she tugged a t her Mum's arm

''This morning?When did I say we could run through the rain and notget wet?''

''Don't you remember? When you were talking to daddy about his illness,you said,'If God can get us through this,he can get us through anything!'

The entire crowd stopped dead silent.I swear you couldn't hear anything but the rain.We all stood silently.No one came or left in the next few minutes.

Mum pausedand thought for a moment what she would say.Now some would laugh it off ans scold her for being silly.Some might even ignore what was said.But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child's life.A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.

''Darling you are right.Let's run through the rain.If GOD let's us get wet maybe we just needed washing''Mum said

Then off they ran,we all stood watching,smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes,through puddles.

They held their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked.But they were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars.

And yes,I did. I ran. I got wet.I needed washing.

Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions,they can take away your money,and they can take away your health.But no one can ever take away your precious memories.So, don't forget to make time and take the opportunities to make memories everyday.To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.


They say it takes a minute to find a special person,an hour to appreciate them,a day to love them,but then an entire life to forget them

Take time to keep in touch with your friends,even if you never get to see them........

and don't forget to run in the rain.



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Beautiful King, realy enjoyed it, & so true! Lovely to see you are up & about again, we missed you.Do take care!

Big hug,Love Wendells xxx

Thank you Wendells.Lovely story

Good to see you back King


Cheers Chris

Great to see you back, King, keep well. Read the above with interest -- love Anniseed xxx

I agree anniseed very interesting.Kids say the best things

Another thought, precious memories will stay in your mind better if you photograph them! I have albums and albums upstairs + discs.

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I have photos from when I was born and familly photos from before that.

Glad to have you back xxx

Nice to be back chellshock,I miss it.

Nice to see you!

I hope your pains have all disappeared and your breathing improved! By the tone of your blog you appear in good spirits! Long may it last!!!



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I feel a lot better now Kevi thank you

I am glad you are feeling better. Your post is inspirational, many thanks.

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Nice words Toci,Thanks

Lovely story King. I'm glad you are back and I hope you are in fine fettle.

Lynne xx

I don't like feeling ill on top of being ill.But as you say Lynne I am now in fine fettle.Hadn't heard that saying in a long time

That is a lovely story made me feel a bit teary and just goes to show special people help you through all sorts of things. I have just posted this on FB

"I have some wonderful friends and one in particular. I was supposed to be going out to lunch today with this friend but I have woken up with eyes like 'p' holes in the snow and sniffing and coughing like no business - bloody pollen!! So of course lunch was out of the question so what does she do? She brings me lunch!! just drops it off knowing that I am feeling rough doesn't even stop to have a cuppa. Now that is what you call a wonderful person"

What I never put on there but can say on here is that this lady has Parkinsons and has her own difficulties because she is heading towards not being able to get about but the one thing she does is make the best of things. She has her faith and she has a generous heart too - she also makes a pretty good lunch :)

A great friend Jan. But there again you deserve good friends you lovely lady.

Love from Bobby xxxx

For once I agree with you Bobby.But I won't make a habit of it.

She is a wonderful friend indeed jandan

It's lovely to see you back Richard. However, I've got to stop you three days money under the no work, no pay rule. Sorry. It really is great to see you back on form. Don't overdo it now.

Best regards, Bobby

Money ???Take it out of the outstaunding renumeration that I am owed.

What a come back, a heart warming reminder that the children always see far more than we do with our worries & woes

I wish I could run through the rain but it,d be more of a short trot,

I did however go & watch the sun setting over Moel Famu last night, it was stunning,

so glad you,re back & firing on all cylinders Richard



I am back Karen and tickety boo. Beware!

Tnak you for that, King. Glad you're back. :-) :-) Alison

Alison,you are welcome.I am glad to be back,but when 'er indoors says bed I don't argue!

Good to see you up and about KOTCT we missed you.

Lib x

I don't know what caused the pain but it has disappeared now.I missed coming on the site Lib

Beautiful story. Precious child and a sweet mother. And you're not so bad yourself!

A wowsa,I like you too.You can contact me on @?>< _*&^! #/=.Ilook forward to hearing from you ,you smooth talker

That's more like it, glad yer about back t' normal, that's if ya ever were of course. heehee!

nice one kingy old fruit

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Normal? I might have been normal,was it normal?I don't know normal,normal is something I could be but then normal is not me.Normal is if you are normal so I can't be normal,that is unless you think I am normally normal dickydoo.

Hey!! your back king and with one of those great little stories. Hopefully It won't rain for a while so I don't have to go running just yet.

Take it easy King and don't be tempted to run before you can walk eh', it can take a while to get over blogitis. :)


Is there a cure for blogitis Tony? Rain! it is Hissing down at the moment.

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No rain here in Malvern yet but they say its coming soon, I guess a cure for blogitis would be to do more blogs and improve your blogging fitness.

I'm sure your up for it eh' King. :)

I'll give it a try,but it will be a blogging effort

Dancing in the rain is good too :) Loved it.

I've done that a few times in my younger and not so younger days!

What a lovely story kingy, so glad you are back. I think next time it rains I am going to ride around my garden on my scooter laughing hysterically. Must make sure my son is not around though, he is looking for an excuse to get me certified. xxx

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Just scooting in the rain!

Getting soaking wet

No-one else to blame.............

We seem to know the same songs.I wonder why?

Same age !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Love to be able to say "same misspent youth" but I didn't have one boo hoo :(

Lovely thank you - pleased you are back and ok xx

Great to be back Undine

Glad to see you back and I hope you are feeling better.

Stay well!


Thanks Tamara.I'm on the up!

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