Arizona Weather

Southwest weatherlore

retold by

S.E. Schlosser 

Well, some folks don't like the weather in Arizona, but I ain't one of 'em. Why, the air in Arizona is so fine, tourists stop over the state line just to fill their tires with it. Course, Arizona does get rather hot. But since we started shippin' in ice from California, our hens don't lay hard boiled eggs no more.

As for folks who hate rain, why Arizona is just the spot. We haven't seen a drop of rain in Arizona since Noah illegally parked his ark at the top of Mount Ararat. It's so dry, we have to take our frogs to the pool to teach 'em how to swim. And never you mind saving up for a rainy day, cause you'll never get to spend yer money.

So there it is in a nutshell. Why I like Arizona. Arizona is full of fine air and fine days. Makes it great fer all them tourists who get a hankering to drive to that Grand Canyon one of our old timers dug up while his wife wheeled the dirt away.


You can read more Arizona folktales in Spooky Southwest by S.E. Schlosser.



hey, thanks! I'm from Argentina but I grew up among Americans and I used to LOVE tall tales. Now I teach English as foreign language in Buenos Aires and I'm also a storyteller and actress. I wanted to choose a storytelling theme and I remembered how I used to love tall tales and that's how I found you. Great site!

hey so cool!

nice one

A guy from AZ once told me it took over a million years to make the Grand Canyon. I told him it must have been a government job.

sounds hot

I like this story and I will use it at my den meeting tonight to tell about Arizona tall tales. I also use southern accent when I read it. It made my Mom laugh...

haha! im from Arizona. That was great! :)

i love this one


coolll one that was great!!!!!!


S.E. Schlosser


good job on it

Wow id like to be there

Pretty cool:)

i like this story it reminds me of memories....

I'm from Arizona too. I love this story!

nice :)

HaHaHaHaHaHaHa that was so funny i loved it but i live in tarry town Florida.

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About the Author: S.E. Schlosser

S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press, as well as the Ghost Stories deck by Random House.  She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author. Read more

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