This Week in Milford

December 6, 2019

The green green grass of December

Filed under: actual action, football, hands in the air, Milford Weirdos, The Bucket, Valley Tech — robmize2013 @ 9:56 pm

Whoopee- back to football now that Chet Chit Chat has received his comeuppance, and although the fans in the stands are dressed for near-winter the grass on the gridiron shows no signs of turning brown like every other Midwest-based grass does when the warm air turns cold and the sunlight is much more minimal. Sunlight is very underrated when it comes to grass appearance. In the summer the sun is up  for about 14 – 15 hours a day, plus the light is more direct with its  path starting due east and going directly overhead at noon, providing much more intensity even though its actually farther from the earth in summer then winter. Then it majestically sets due west, taking its time and sqeeezing every bit of its daylight out before dissappearing. Even then its light lingers for a while, and sunset-watching is a fine way to spend a summer evening. By the time its completely dark out, its almost bedtime.

By winter the sun is rising in the southeast, and takes a much more angled approach in the sky as it peaks at just-above- eye level before hurrying down to set in the northwest, its extreme angle explaining why it gets dark so quick this time of year. One minute its broad daylight, then bam- dark. No twilight in December to speak of. I deliver the mail outside in a truck, and believe me, when its 4 o clock I can feel the light just fading away almost immediately and the temperature drop, and my dome light is needed almost every day now. Daylight is our friend these days, because it doesnt stay long.

So the grass feeds off the warm sun and temps, and when those resources dissapate around November,  it loses its green hue and turns brown, preparing itself to survive the cold and dark winter in a frozen ground caused by the much colder night temps; so it can grow again in spring when the warmer air re-awakens its roots. Nature is fun to watch if you pay attention.

So in Milford-land the grass stays green all year round, and the Mudlarks are still celebrating beating tomato cans like Valley Tech, and heading to the Bucket to toast Charlie and Chance for being the 2-headed monster the offense needs in the backfield. Huzzah!!


  1. Aha. Charlie’s shakedown is actually for Chance. That’s a little different.

    Comment by vaganova — December 7, 2019 @ 6:52 am

  2. Chance could be fixin to go blow top on Charlie based on his expression

    Comment by franku2016 — December 7, 2019 @ 8:44 am

  3. Ricozzi’s? Bah. They should go to Schultz’s Polynesian Paradise. Much better chance of having a lovable classmate spill a pitcher of soda on them.

    Comment by vaganova — December 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

  4. Yeah. Chance gets a gallon of root beer dumped on him and goes all batshit
    Blowtop mad on the wait staff

    Comment by franku2016 — December 7, 2019 @ 2:10 pm

  5. We’ve had a lot of returning grads. Why not Clubber Lange?
    We want Amy!
    We want Amy!
    We want Amy!

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — December 7, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

  6. Chet never apologizes to Chance? What a pantload!

    I don’t know what’s worse: Chet trying to buy Charlie’s forgiveness or Charlie letting him. How 1962 can you get? All that’s missing are Wilma and Betty yelling “Chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarge it!!!”

    Today’s post forthcoming; it’s proving difficult.

    Comment by teenchy — December 7, 2019 @ 6:12 pm

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