Today's 57 degrees in Grand Marais and 87 degrees in Minneapolis make your mind turn to poetry. This old ditty deserves to get back into circulation:
It's Cooler by the Lake Steve Stark
The weatherman on TV News Said "It's a nifty day For golfers with their polished clubs To get outside and play. Or if you have a mind to work You might go outside and rake. Two Harborites can stay inside -- It's cooler by the lake."
The Minneapolis temps are up It's lush and warm and green. In Brimson, well, the skies are clear Ten miles can be seen. All over Minnesota The citizens will bake, For us the caveat is out -- "It's cooler by the lake."
Bermuda shorts are seldom seen Short sleeves are seldom "in." With sandals, well, your feet will freeze. It seems we cannot win. 'Cause when you know the summer sun On you will soon forsake, Take heed because you know by now -- "It's cooler by the lake."
Oh, somewhere in this northern land The sun is shining bright And children dance and romp and sing At morning, noon and night The warmth abounds, the birds all sing It's good to be awake There is no joy by Agate Bay -- "It's cooler by the lake."
Copied, without permission but with sincere admiration, from Minnesota Sea Grant's 1980 Superior Advisory Notes. Original credit to Steve Stark, Lake County News-Chronicle. Order your free copy here!