This is a copy of an e.mail I received today from a fellow Oklahoma drought victim. The weather service reports we are at the same drought severity as during the Dust Bowl years. The only thing that prevents a repeat of those times is the changes that have occurred in agricultural practices. The eastern part of the state continues to receive precipitation, but we remain in extreme drought.
A buddy out of McAlester said he'd killed a mosquito that was carrying a canteen.
A man in Lawton said the chicken farmers were giving the chickens
crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
In Ada, they caught a 20 lb catfish that had ticks on it!
But just this week, in Okmulgee, a fire hydrant was seen bribing a dog.
It's so dry in Oklahoma that the Baptists are starting to baptize by sprinkling,
the Methodists are using wet-wipes,
the Presbyterians are giving out rain-checks,
and the Catholics are praying for the wine to turn back into water.
Now THAT's Dry!!!