Rain, rain, go away

Why does it have to rain so much? Why can’t we be where these people are, having lunch in the pleasant sunshine?

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Because this is Ieper, Belgium, known during World War I as Ypres. In fighting over this little town, this last little scrap of Belgium, hundreds of thousands of soldiers died. It once looked like this.

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Unless your backyard looks like this, the mud of Passchendaele, enough about the rain.

Passchendaele back yard

 

Author: Susan Hall-Balduf

I am a writer, a World War I historian, a devotee of the performing arts, and somebody's Nana.

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