Any Californians here?

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  • #54298
    cricket
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    The fires out there are horrible.  Someone I used to know, online only, has lost everything and was happy to just get himself and family out alive.  He says they have no possessions besides their Jammie’s.  Sounds like the fires just whooshed up very suddenly into some residential areas, etc.  Yet another natural disaster here…man, I sure hope everybody stays safe.

    #54320

    John Cockman
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    I’ve been watching those fires… Man, that got really bad, really fast. You guys stay safe out there!

    #54332
    cricket
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    It sounds just horrible.  I guess this guy I kinda know a little has gone from professional, who made a good life for himself and family and now in his seventies…go from that to being basically a refugee…no cash, credit cards, social security card, driver’s license, no clothes, no place to go and no way to buy food…I mean…it’s mind boggling how you can go from a highly educated, successful person, to a poverty stricken, cold and hungry refugee in one flash of a disaster.  Proving we are indeed all equal, when it comes down to it.  I mean, I guess eventually he will have the resources to start pull in it all back together again, and not a fun way to spend old age.  But I think of the ones who had not much of anything, or nothing, no resources to pull from, and became refugees…and what a hard time it is for them.  Hoping this guy I know about and the others can recover.  California is still on fire…bad situation for everybody.

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    John Cockman
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    Sorry to hear about that, Cricket. I hope the insurance companies are quick to act. We have to remember that we are owed nothing from life — we must be prepared to suffer hardship, poverty, persecution, personal loss, and disaster at any time. We are still praying for those affected by the fires in CA. It is a terrible disaster.

    #54388
    cricket
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    So true.

    #54414

    kodaholmes
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    I live in Santa Rosa Ca. The fires have been devastating and it has been touch and go with fire threatening my home, but my home and family are still safe and it looks like Cal Fire is starting to get the fires under control. I work at Kaiser Permenate one of the Hospitals evacuated the first night of the fire storm.

     

    #54419
    cricket
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    Wow…sorry for what you all are dealing with.  The person I know a little is a doctor in Santa Rosa…Sounds like that town got hit pretty hard.  Wishing you all the best recovery from this.

    #54494

    John Cockman
    Keymaster

    Hi Koda, thank you for the update on the fires. I pray your home stays safe. Without a doubt, those are the worst fires I have seen, and we had a really bad one here in in the Smokies last year.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Great_Smoky_Mountains_wildfires

    #54501
    cricket
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    When Seveir County burned and the whole town of Gatlinburg, we all wondered about the condition of the Little Brier Creek School house and cemetery…my mother in law went to school there and lots of the family is buried there…they had a cabin reserved for a family reunion…which burned to the ground…they did have the reunion ( we didn’t go…we never go anywhere…lol…I’m a hermit and am especially bad traveler), but in a different cabin and they ran out and saw the school was intact.

    #54502
    cricket
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    I can’t spell…lol.

    #54523

    John Cockman
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    I’ve been by that school many times! I didn’t think about it until you mentioned it though. I’m so glad to hear it survived the fires.

    #54529
    cricket
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    Me too.  We took our daughter there a lot and they are starting to take grandson Roro…see what few things are left from family history.  Even though it was a rural one room school house for a poor community, my mother in law sure got a great education there…she knew her grammar well, was good at math, knew about all the great classics and stuff.  Somebody taught them very well, I think better than in the big fancy schools we have today.

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