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Reminiscences

Memories of the Covington area and changes that have occurred as recalled by a native of the area for over forty years.

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Extract Some Happiness from Yourself and Share It!

May 1st, 2013 at Wed, 1st, 2013 at 9:20 pm by Rick Bergum

Today was a beautiful day.  It was the kind of day that makes me love Washington.  From my youth on I’ve always loved a sunny, warm day in Covington.  The fresh air, a cool breeze, warm sunshine on your face; they all make me just want to slow down, relax and saunter.  For some reason a day like today, and according to the weather forecast for many days to come in the next week, makes me calm down and appreciate life a little more.

There’s a lot to be said about a good stormy day, or a fall night when the moon is out, the clouds race across its face and the night is haunting.  But the sunshine seems to extract pleasantness and serenity from my body and mind.  Maybe it’s because we don’t get sunny days as much as other places.  Maybe it’s because the bright sunshine illuminates the soul and highlights creation.  Whatever it is, a beautiful day brings out the best in us.  Dispositions are happier and everyone tries to be positive and exuberant.  I love these days.  I look forward to many more this year.  Let’s all allow the sunshine to bring out the best in us as humans!

I've lived in Covington for over 50 years. I've seen a lot of changes in Covington during that time and hope to share a few of these periodically. I enjoy writing and also write a blog for those in the custodial field. (The link is included on this blog page.) You can also find information on Facebook under the name Custodial Soupçon.

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