They have been praying for rain in Lacrosse. The picnic area at Waterloo Park is flooded so they are waiting for the water to go back down. This picture is an older picture because all the guys have pants on; now-of-days guys wear shorts. Looks like a baseball field behind the fence over there with bleachers, a lake back behind it, and there is a campground. They were having a game and rain disrupted them.
Must have been a hot day. Reminds me of a bunch of hippies standing out there in the rain. There is one guy, with whiskers on his chin, holding his head back with his hands behind him, trying to get the most of everything. With it raining he is catching it in his mouth.
If you look around, there are a lot more males than females. They probably came to eat! They're making food back there. There are picnic tables they can sit at and put their food on. The park is near a college, because it doesn't look like they are little kids. They're in their 20's except the little girl. The hippies go to school and these ones are drifting off, or something like that.
The little girl is trying to avoid the mud puddle and her older brother was holding her hand. She's trying to talk her older brother into going home. There is a guy taking a picture for posterity and you can hear the rain coming down. The rain is cooling them off; rain feels good as long as it ain't hail. They are probably dreaming of when the rain will quit and can dry finally because everyone got wet. One guy is splashing right by the tree trunk. They all know each other because they are a team. One guy is the coach trying to get everyone's attention, but no one is paying attention to him. They will all pay attention when he says “Come and get it”. They all go run and eat cause they're boys. There is no cover from the rain in the food area either. There are probably other people around, maybe a teacher.
After it quits raining they'll play again and they win it. They celebrate by standing on the roads. There might be more rain coming, but they are all sweated up from the game.
This story was created on 7/12/17
at Mulder Health Facility by:
Alvina, Dale, Elvera, Elvira, Gail, Janet, Judy, Karen, Mel, Mildred