One never knows how to dress at this time of year in the South. While we had forecasts for thunderstorms this weekend, it wasn't as bad as we'd feared. Temperatures were fairly comfortable. We are supposed to be in the 80's for the next few days, then, BAM, a 20-30 degree drop overnight to highs in the 50's and 60'S. My mother and my bride were saying that they have sweats, long pants, capris, and shorts, with appropriate tops, within easy reach and may wear them all in one day! I start out the day in so many layers I look like Ralphie's brother, Randy, only to spend the day stripping them off and putting them back on. Yet no one throws any dollars. Oh, well, at least I get my exercise wrestling with the sweaters and coats. ~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.