A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 26, 2015
“It rains on rich and poor alike, but the rich have better umbrellas”

"He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust” is from the New Testament, Matthew 5:45. “The rain falls on the just and the unjust. The unjust, however, have better umbrellas” was cited in the New York (NY) Times “Metropolitan Diary” on April 27, 1983.

“The sun shines on the rich and the poor alike. But when it comes to rain, the rich have better umbrellas” was cited in print in 2009. This line was credited to Dushan Wegner in 2010.


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◄ Matthew 5:45 ►
King James Bible

That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

New York (NY) Times
METROPOLITAN DIARY
GEORGIA DULLEA
Published: April 27, 1983
(...)
RAIN
The rain falls on the just and the unjust. The unjust, however, have better umbrellas.

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by blhamblen 17 Jan 2009
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The sun shines on the rich and the poor alike. But when it comes to rain, the rich have better umbrellas.

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The sun shines on the rich and the poor alike But when it comes to rain, the rich have better umbrellas
3:19 PM - 4 Jan 2010

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The sun shines on the rich and the poor alike. But when it comes to rain, the rich have better umbrellas.” - Dushan Wegner
6:38 PM - 24 May 2010

22 October 2010, Bluefield (WV) Daily Telegraph, ‘The political wizards are insulting our intelligence with lies and innuendo” by Reg Henry, pg. A-4, col. 1:
There’s an old saying that the rain falls on the rich and poor alike—but, of course, it’s always the poor that end up being soaked because the rich have better umbrellas.

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September 20, 2011 ·
“The sun shines on the rich and the poor alike. But when it comes to rain, the rich have better umbrellas.” - Dushan Wegner

Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
Reg Henry: Vodka is one way to weather a drought
April 22, 2015 12:00 AM
By Reg Henry / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(...)
But it is a misconception to think of all of huge California as a barren waste entering its fourth year of drought. The truth is the reverse of the old adage that says the rain falls on the rich and poor alike but the rich have better umbrellas. The drought’s impact is not equal — and nor is the response to it. Where it is bad, it is very bad, and where it is not, it is serious.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Sunday, April 26, 2015 • Permalink