We're Still Here
On Tuesday a powerful storm system
came through the midsection of the country.
Meteorologists say that the pressure dropped
to 959 millibars.
To put that in perspective,
that is comparable to a
category three hurricane.
With the news that 20 foot waves
were expected on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan,
many peoples' thoughts turned to a famous
shipwreck from nearly 35 years ago -
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In fact, the Edmund Fitzgerald
was number three
on Internet searches on Tuesday.
The launching of The Big Fitz was filled
with ill omens.
It took Mrs. Fitzgerald three tries to
break the champagne bottle over the bow,
the ship was damaged when it hit the dock
as it was being launched
and one of the spectators suffered a heart attack
during the ceremony.
Bad omens all.
The Edmund Fitzgerald sank
in a storm on November 10, 1975,
taking all 29 crew members down with her.
the rain had moved through our area.
A wind gust of 70 mph was recorded in
A communications tower
fell on a nearby elementary school.
no children were injured
and it is believed that damage to the school
Our only damage came in the form of blown-over pots.
My husband and I had taken the swing canopy
down the night before,
thus preventing it from acting like a sail
and launching the swing over the railing.