I got my first umbrella when I was in the second grade.
We had just moved to Somerset County, PA where springtime was often some type of wet, and my brother John and I both needed to carry an umbrella to school most days.
The first few days of using an umbrella, I thought I had it made, but the novelty wore off fast. A few families always picked up their children from school when ever it rained. That meant we had to be aware of approaching horses and have our umbrellas down until they passed in order not to spook them.
Maybe I got my fill of using umbrellas, because now-a-days I would much rather run through the rain instead of messing with one.