HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER, 2018

Submitted by Satinder P S Puri on Mon, 06/25/2018 - 11:03.
 


HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER, 2018 FROM THE JEFFERSON PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ON THE WEST SIDE OF CLEVELAND, OHIO

 

 

Thursday, June 21 was, officially the first day of summer.


According to the celestial data – the sun in Cleveland, Ohio – rose at 5:53 a.m. and set at 9:04 p.m – giving us a day with a length of 15-hours and 11 minutes – the longest day of the year.


It was sunny in the morning and partially cloudy in the evening.


It was a pleasant day – with a high of 79 deg. F. The record high was 98 deg. in 1988 and the record low was 39 deg. in 1992.
Expect the days to definitely get shorter – and hotter too before our part of planet Earth starts to cool off.


The shortest day will occur on December 21, 2018 -- the official start of Winter -- when we will have a 9-hour and 10-min. long day.


Then the days will start getting longer – and then shorter again -- in an endless dance in a mysterious Universe.


The photographs show Jefferson Park shortly before noon, summer flowers in and around houses, corn growing along Cooley Avenue – people going about their business on Lorain Avenue – walking with their pets or riding bicycles.


In the early evening, I demonstrated in the neighborhood and collected signatures to save Goodwill.


After sunset, I played tennis from 9:30 to 11:00 p.m.


From 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. – there was was a continuous burst of fireworks in the basketball area. I thought, for a moment, that it was in celebration of the start of summer – actually it was a reminder of the approaching Fourth of July celebrations. The fireworks have been going off for a couple of weeks now.


Enjoy the Summer!
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Accentuate the Positive

 
Thank you, Mr. Puri - I may seem like all gloom and doom - but I do have my moments in the sun, too!!

 

You've got to accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
You've got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom down to the minimum
Have faith or pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene
To illustrate his last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they do
Just when everything looked so dark
Man, they said we better, accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
No, do not mess with Mister In-Between
Do you hear me?
Oh, listen to me children and-a you will hear
About the elininatin' of the negative
And the accent on the positive
And gather 'round me children if you're willin'
And sit tight while I start reviewin'
The attitude of doin' right
You've gotta accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
You've got to spread joy up to the maximum
Bring gloom, down to the minimum
Otherwise pandemonium
Liable to walk upon the scene
To illustrate my last remark
Jonah in the whale, Noah in the ark
What did they say
Say when everything looked so dark
Man, they said we better accentuate the positive
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
No, don't mess with Mister In-Between

Songwriters: Johnny Mercer / Harold Arlen
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.