The Sounds of Youth

Thunder

(I had to answer this one twice) I am always driven back to childhood at the sound of thunder. We would see lighting & start counting, 1000 & 1, 1000 & 2, and so on till you heard the thunder. Every five seconds was a mile. You could track the passing of the storm. This was my first science lesson from my parents.

As I grew older, my bedroom was in the basement of our house. I came from a large family. At night, when a storm would sneak in to town un-announced. A sharp crack of thunder would wake you & as Bob Seager sang many years later; "… woke last night to the sound of thunder How far off I sat and wondered…ain't it funny how the night moves"

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