We lived in Oak Harbor, Washington. It was lovely there, from what I remember. I enjoyed it very much. I started school in Oak Harbor. In my memory, my school (it was a whole building just for Kindergardeners) was high on a hill. At the bottom of the hill was the Navy Exchange.
At Christmas time, we took a field trip and walked down the hill to the Navy Exchange. I loved my teacher. I think her name was Mrs. Wagner.
We sang songs in a big open area in the building that had the NEX. I remember a woman either patting or pinching my cheek and commenting about how cute I was.
As we walked back up the hill to school, Mrs. Wagner was worried that it might start raining because there were lots of clouds. So, she started to sing "You Are My Sunshine". She asked us to sing with her to make the request stronger. And then asked us to sing louder so the sun would hear us. I remember just belting out that song as loudly as I could because I loved her so much and wanted her to be happy.
I think the clouds did move, but maybe they didn't.
Look for the story about my experience of rain in Oak Harbor.