High Desert Memories - A Hometown Journal Commemorating Ridgecrest California
An Ode to China Lake . . .
HOME SWEET HOME, IS LIKE A FRIEND, YOU LOVE THEM ANYWAY.
Bless this house, oh Lord,we cry.
Please keep it cool in mid-July.
Bless the walls where termites dine,While ants and
roaches march in time.
Bless our yard where spiders pass Fire ant castles in
Bless the garage, a home to please Carpenter beetles,
ticks and fleas.
Bless the love bugs,two by two,The gnats, and
mosquitoes that feed on you.
Millions of creatures that fly or crawl, In China Lake,
Lord, you've got them all!!
But this is home, and here we'll stay ,So thank you Lord,
for insect spray.
HOLD IT there's more. YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN
China Lake IN JULY WHEN...
The birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the
The trees are whistling for the dogs.
The best parking place is determined by shade instead of
Hot water now comes out of both taps.
You can make sun tea instantly.
You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good
The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a little
You discover that in July it only takes 2 fingers to steer
You discover you can get sunburned through your car
You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
You break into a sweat the instant you step outside
at 7:30 a.m.
Your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get
knocked out, and end up lying on the pavement and
cook to death?"
You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
The potatoes cook underground,so all you have to do
is pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.
Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep
them from laying boiled eggs.
The cows are giving evaporated milk. .......
Ah, what a place to call home