Grants Pass, Oregon ~ Amazing May
I've heard whispered rumours that the shop owners are behind it all—that they hire out all the local pilots and medicine men on that day, directing the former to seed the clouds with silver iodide and the latter to dance their porcupine quilled moccassins off—whatever it takes to MAKE it rain like the dickens, driving the better-than-usual antique shopping crowd indoors.
I'll admit that it probably isn't even true—after all, the shop
owners are tightwads and medicine men don't dance cheap—but if it is
true then it backfired on 'em! By around nine o'clock (before the
shops open!) the rain stopped and the clouds began to break. It
turned out to be a fantastic day and incredible bargains were found by
one and all!