Here’s a link to a copy of an article originally written in 1989. It’s written for the masses not just those with a professional or avocation interest in astronomy, so feel free to pass the link on to your friends. You know the kind of friends I’m talking about. These are the friends who openly question your sanity when they hear you rustling about in your backyard deep into the summer night. Yes, the same friends who stare at you in bewilderment when you calmly state you hope the rains get here early during the day so the skies are clear by midnight. These friends need to know you’re not alone. These friends need read Hooray for the Perseids!