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Friday, November 20, 2009

Bumbershoots, parasols and umbrellas


What is the difference in these three rain protectors? When I think of a parasol I think of a sourthern lady protecting her delicate skin from the sun. When I think of a bumbershoot I think what the heck is that? Something on a cartoon guy? When I think of umbrellas I think yipee its raining in south Texas. Yep it rained off and on all night and all day and it doesn't seem to be through yet and the good thing is it isn't cold just cool. We watched a high water rescue in San Antonio on the news tonight. The motto there is "Turn Around Don't Drown". There are so many high water crossings in San Antonio and people are bound and determined to go around the barricades. They have had to start charging a high fee for rescueing people and dragging their vehicle out of the water. Reminds me I better go get my umbrella off the front porch where I left it to drip dry before a tom cat pees on it or it blows away.

10 comments:

madcobug said...

I have never heard of a bumbershoot. I hope that cat passed by your umbrella.
You and John have a nice weekend. Maybe the rain will have stopped and you can get out a bit. Helen

Jimmy's Journal said...

I always thought mom called them "bumpershoots" but we had'em. Mom had a parasol as well, but she only used that when the sun was out.

Jimmy

Lori said...

Glad you're getting some rain. Why is it people take chances when there is high water?

Sheila said...

Bumpershoot sounds like something in a pinball game...ha. I remember people doing that when we lived there. Enjoy your rain and the cooler weather, I am enjoy our cooler weather. Take care, Sheila

Martha (Menagerie) said...

Glad you are getting some rain! I don't know why people do such foolish things! I agree, turn around!

Lucy said...

I was amazed at how quickly the water would get so deep just on level surface in Texas. We had a 42 year old man go around a car and railroad crossing arms that were down and a amtrack train hit him. You would not even know it was a car.

garnett109 said...

Now there's a word you don't hear oten....
BUMPERSHOOTS fun to say and draws attention
BUMPERSHOOTS BUMPERSHOOTS BUMPERSHOOTS
Now i'll be saying it all day

Sayit-baldys said...

PAULA, I REMEMBER 'BUMBERSHOOT' FROM WAY BACK IN THE 20s WHEN A CHILD.
THEY WERE KEPT NEAR THE FRONT DOOR AND HANGING ON A WOODEN PEG BY A COAT WHICH WAS HANGING ON ANOTHER WOODEN PEG.
THE WALLS WERE OF RUFF SAWED SAWMILL LUMBER.
WHY AM I TELLING YOU THIS ? WELL, IT's JUST THERE IN MY MEMORY. THE WEATHER HAD TO BE SEVERE FOR DAD TO PUT ON A COAT AND I DONT BELIEVE HE EVER TOOK A BUMBERSHOOT.

THE WOMEN FOLKS WERE THE ONES USING THE BUMBERSHOOTS AND THE LAST TIME MOTHER USED ONE IT TURNED WRONG SIDE OUT AND SHE THREW IT DOWN IN DISGUST. IT TICKLED WE KIDS THOUGH. sam

Marty said...

Hi Paula,
Thanks for swinging by my "Starbucks" ... you're welcome anytime. I decided to return the visit and am glad I did. I'd never heard of a "bumpershoot" before!
Best,
Marty

jack69 said...

Never heard the word Bumbershoot! But parasol and umbrella were our family names.
Glad you got rain. You know as we drive in TExas, NM & AZ I always wonder about the warnings in the low areas. I read so many times in Westerns, about the flooding. I just never saw it. When things are so dry you say, how could this flood? But of course I am mot from there.
I heard a guy say once, "If you don't associate bridges with water you might be from the South West.
Take care,
Sherry & Jack. (Hope the cat didn't pee on the umbrella. LOL