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Re: global warming/Rita

Well said, David! I had one hurricane experience, Eva, when we lived  
on Oahu. That island had a glancing blow, and was nowhere near a Cat  
5. Of course, on an island in the middle of the Pacific, there is  
nowhere to evacuate to... I remember picking up my kids from school,  
and DH racing out to the airport as the storm was coming in to pick  
up friends stranded there with nowhere else to go... and the  
aftermath of soldiers at Tripler Army Medical Center organizing a  
bucket brigade to get water to the upper floors of the hospital,  
which was without power. There were a lot of Thanksgiving turkeys  
cooked on hibachis that year!  Remember reading a book about the  
previous big Galveston hurricane where 8000 people died. My prayers  
are with everyone in the path.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Sep 21, 2005, at 1:15 AM, David Franzman wrote:

> You know?  You have to wonder what one does if one does not own a  
> car or have money for a motel?  Are there places to go?  How close  
> is your calculation to Corpus?  I just sent a lot of plants down  
> there to a good ol guy and I would sure hate to see him or his wife  
> hurt in anyway.
> Computers are funny things.  I literally talk with folks all around  
> the earth each day.  I get to experience in just a small way their  
> culture and how they live their lives an experience that has never  
> happened in the history of the world.  Instantly I am in touch with  
> my friend Aishah in Malaysia or Udi in Israel or Dinh Vu in Vietnam  
> or Nadeen in Canada or Carlos in Belgium and Alexis in Panama.   
> However, there is never good without some kind of bad.  As payment  
> for knowing these fantastic people I also have to share their pain,  
> anxiety, fear and their loss.  Scotty take care of yourself and  
> your family and think of my new friend Bill in Corpus. He's a great  
> guy and could use the good thoughts.
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net

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