Susy is getting wet, even though she has an umbrella. "She is hoping the cars see her at this busy intersection in Duluth, Minnesota" says Sharon. The year is 1965 and it is early fall.
The city is very busy with Grandma's Marathon taking place today. Everything is on hold because of the rain. "The restaurants are busy with many customers having coffee and waiting for the rain to quit" states Mary. Susy is making a run for shelter and is still looking for her friends.
The rain is splashing on the cobble-stone streets, making her soaked. Susy is looking forward to going home, taking off her wet clothes and having a bubble bath to warm up. she will also have a cup of hot cocoa to warm herself up from the inside-out. "To heck with waiting for her friends," says Shirley!