Title: Weather Log
Category: Folk Object
Informant: Tony Walker
Nationality: American, caucasian
Age: Upper 60s
Occupation: Construction Foreman— Blue Collar, etc.
Residence: Columbus, MS
Date of Collection: 4/21/18
A weather log is a short, truncated stick about the size of 3” attached to a piece of twine with a laminated card attached. The card reads similar to the following:
IF IT’S WET, IT’S RAINING.
IF IT’S DARK, IT’S CLOUDY.
IF IT’S LIGHT, IT’S SUNNY.
IF IT’S MOVING, IT’S WINDY.
The list can continue. The weather log is meant to inform the owner what the weather is outside in a comical sense. This object is usually given/received as a joke or gag-gift.
My crazy Uncle makes weather logs to give to family members as a joke gift. He seems to find them extremely hilarious. These logs are hung from a tree outside close to the owner’s window. If nothing else, they’re a reminder of him and his humor.