Duck, cover, hide! No, run to New England!! Wild fires, flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes…hurricanes, every day I read the news and there is some weather catastrophe taking place. There are fires in the west, floods in the south, tornadoes in the interiors, droughts in the south east and southwest. It sure makes me feel real happy to be snug in New England. Sure, we have our problems too. The occasional high tides that overflow the coastal streets, the Nor’ Easter snow storms and ice storms that plague us in the winter, but, comparatively speaking – we’ve got it good! I was watching the news this morning and they were discussing the fires in California, the newscaster mentioned “wild fire season”. They were talking to a couple who said they moved from a previous house because it was in the direct line of known fire areas to this one, , whose house was destroyed by the fire. Could you imagine living in “wild fire alley” or “tornado alley”? Yikes!
I may complain about the winters and the snow and the ice – but I’ll live here forever as long as we don’t have to grow up with tornado alarm preparations or earthquake aftershocks. We still get the Emergency Broadcast messages but typically we hear, “This is a test, this is only a test!” So, as the Maine saying goes, “The way life should be!” This should be a New England motto, not just a state motto.