Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday Sing-Along

I picked this song for Sunday Sing-Along, because I've been singing it the past few days after returning to SC. Where we are staying reminds me of the campground we lived in for a summer, in a tent, in MA. One particular week we were in a campsite that ended up being the drainage for the whole campground! While we were in at that site, one night there was a severe thunderstorm. My dh had an elaborate set up for us to be comfortable and also to protect us from the elements. He had tarps over the tent and under the tent. (it was a real pain on moving day...that's a story in itself) Anyhow, the night of the thunderstorm, dh and I woke up because it was thundering. I said to him, "Do you think we should put the kids in the car?" He stands up and says, "No, we should be fine." As he stands up he touched the side of the tent and just then lightening struck! When he stepped on the tent floor, there was a river flowing between the floor and the tarp on the ground! Dh started to sing..."I've got a river under my wife flowing under me" or something like that...DH then went out with his mini camping shovel and dug a trench so that the water would be diverted away from under the tent. Nevertheless, this song has always had a special place in my heart.


pottermom said...

In a melancholy mood today, need some of your cheering up..... "river of wife" was just perfect. lol

Da-Red-Head said...

Great song! Hard not to clap along with...even when your DD is in the next room giving you funny looks because you have ear phones in & she can't see that. :)

I like the van color! We test drove those a few years ago. I really liked it!

I love to read your blog. It's not the "fluffy" stuff all the time. You know..."today my homeschooling genius 8-year-old won the national robotics competition, dissected owl pellets, began calculus camp, solved our national oil crisis, & wrote a sonnet all before breakfast..." Blah! I feel accomplished if I actually get breakfast ready for my DD at a reasonable time!

Have a great day!