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Re: Ot: Fire in Paradise

From: Denise Stewart <stewartd@proaxis.com>

Steven & Sharlyn you do not say where you are from, So. CA, as know lots of
fires there toooooooo.  Please let us know and thank heavens ALL are fine.
Denise, OR zone 7

At 08:02 PM 9/1/98 -0700, you wrote:
>From: "Steven & Sharlyn Rocha" <srocha@pacbell.net>
>Hi Everyone,
>    Last night we were alarmed at 2:30 AM by the Sheriff who told us
>we had two hours till we had to evacuate. The Humane society came and
>picked up our horses. We packed important papers, pictures,my arilbred
>rhizomes that I haven't planted yet, clothes and of course my iris
> I thought of going out to the garden and digging favorite rhizomes
>decided there wasn't time or space and that they would probably
>since there isn't a weed or stick anywhere near them.
>    I put my gardening angel rock out by the rows of rhizomes and
>thought a
>special prayer for them.
>    Today after five thousand acres burned out my front door, we are
>all safe
> and unburned and happily enjoying iris heaven again.  Two of our
>ended up on the local news being rescued by the SPCA .
>Thankful in Ramona,
>                                                                Steve
>& Sharlyn
>PS. This makes the third year in a row that we almost lost everything
>to wildfires.
>Steven & Sharlyn Rocha
>President, San Diego/Imperial Co. Iris Society
>Region 15, Zone 9,  srocha@pacbell.net
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