-hey there, monday! happy rain day! don't know what rain day is? well, its a famous day in the town of my birth, waynesburg, pennsylvania. on july 29th every year they celebrate something called rain day because, according to local records, it has rained on july 29th on 113 of the last 138 years. the radar can be as clear as a newly cleaned window, but there will always seem to be one little green dot over that corner of southwestern pennsylvania where waynesburg is nestled into the hills of greene county. and when life gives you rain, what do you do? well, make a festival out of it, of course. so waynesburgians have long had a festival/carnival on july 29th, complete with games, food, a beauty pageant, live music, and anything else you can imagine. i remember walking up high street, right through the heart of the festival, as a child, and going to a kind of general store (was it called McCrory's?), and buying my first gobots. that's right. a gobot. like a
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