aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Our little secret

Portland usually can be counted on to have great Indian summers. In past years, I have run in shorts and a tank top on November 1. (I will admit, it wasn't walking around weather for that outfit, but still.) Early next week, the highs will be close to 80. And this morning, I had fresh strawberries, blueberries and raspberries on my cereal, all courtesy of my local farmers market. I am in major denial that actually a) it isn't summer any more b) the rain will come again, and c) if I continue to want berries on my cereal, they are going to have to be frozen.

Does anyone know why it's called Indian summer? Is this some term I should avoid, like how I grew up saying something was a "gyp" without ever knowing it was a derogatory term referring to Gypsies?

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