Pennies from Heaven

Waning Gibbous Moon

Whenever it rained when I was a kid my Dad would sing “Pennies from Heaven.” It was a hit song in 1936, when Dad was a freshman at Creighton University in Omaha. I think he liked the Bing Crosby version from the movie of the same name. I prefer Billie Holiday’s recording with Bennie Goodman et al.

Pennies from Heaven – Billie Holiday

Today pennies dropped on my head for four dadgum hours. I passed the time walking (of course) and thinking about Dad and how happy he seemed when he sang that song. Doing that cheered me right up, just like he always did. The times I spent with my Dad were unequivocally the happiest times of my life.

Most of the day I was on or near US Hwy 6 but there were also some bike paths to cruise on in the vicinity of the Des Moines River.

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The Inter Urban Trail was short but it kept me away from traffic for a while. Plus it was all greened up and healthy looking.

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There were a few nice parks on the way from Des Moines to Urbandale and a tiny Community Garden, too. (Shout out to Robin in Hollister!)

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I told this bicyclist I was going to make him famous on the internet. He was visibly excited at the prospect 😉 If you see him some day, please pretend that he is famous.

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The day ended with random horse stuff.

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I have had enough rain for a while so I’m going to rest tomorrow. Somebody else will have to walk along the highway on Saturday and get sprayed by cell phone-talking bimbos in SUVs and obese teen linemen in pickups. Tire spray drops are pennies from the other place.

Peace, Love, and Laundry,
Palomino

4 thoughts on “Pennies from Heaven

  1. Looks like another beautiful area. Hope you’re hunkered down in a dry, warm place. Be safe this holiday weekend; hope you’ll be heading west on a road less traveled.

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  2. Sorry to hear your rain woes , became beautiful in San Juan Bautista Calif, San Benito County today- blue sky, very slight breeze. Just don’t drive (or walk) the highway!!! Tomorrow is another day!

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  3. Thanks for the shout out, our peas are knee high and the corn hip high. We are fortunate with our near year round growing season. Be safe and smile with those happy teeth!

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  4. Been following your blog for a while. Very inspiring journey and great stories. Here’s my favorite rendition of Pennies from Heaven, always puts an extra pep in my step, rain or shine.

    Keep on strollering!

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