California Infernos

Last Update: October 17, 2017

Some of our members have been affected by the Napa Valley fires. I've been there a number of time never suspecting it was a fire hazard zone, just beautiful vineyards and wineries. I have not been there since the tremendous buildup in housing in fire-hazard areas.

I won't mention the name of one of our members. He had to hose down the roofs of buildings but the family is now in the middle of the grape harvest without damage. He is very fortunate.

Like the folks in the Caribbean and Southeast, they need our help.

John

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Dmorrow Premium
It’s so heart-wrenching to see so many of our friends and family devastated by these events.
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It's horrible, Debbie!
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Dmorrow Premium
I have a cousin in Los Angeles and my heart stops every time I hear of fires, etc. near there. I always call her mom and ask "Did you hear from her yet?" because I know she'll call her as soon as possible after the event.
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My daughter lived in Pasadena when her husband was in med school at SC. She got caught in that earthquake, hiding with her kids under the table.
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Dmorrow Premium
That’s really scary! I’m glad they were ok but that’s something those kids will never forget.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening John,

It is terrible to see those images on tv every day. On the Spanish news after California, we are presented with the pictures of the big fires in the north of Spain, the worst ever. It is so sad especially as more than 90% of those fires are put intentionally.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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And I guess, Portugal too. I have never been to Spain even though I have been to Europe numerous times on business. My late brother spent three years in Argentina, minored in Spanish and went there with his wife after he retired. I should have gone with them. I guess they forgot to ask me. lol ¡Me alegro de conocerte! John
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening John,

Thank you for me alegro de conocerte but we know each other already, remember?

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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cbuffone Premium
It certainly has been a devastating year on our planet, with fire, hurricanes, earthquakes
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Mother Nature has never given a hoot about people or other critters. lol
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MKearns Premium
M mom grew up in the Napa country. It's a beautiful area!
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I love that area. Went there with my late brother and his wife the last time. It had been a while, Michale.
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Loes Premium
It's like hell came down to earth, John, the hurricanes, the floods, the fires...
and on top of that the numerous conflicts.

It's time we shift our priorities.
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ZEGU Premium
It leaves me wondering where the world is taking us.
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Loes Premium
More, where we take the world...
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TJ Books Premium
I'm 85, Loes. We have been at war about 1/3 of the time. And then the Good Earth gives us all this stuff, much of which we cause such as these fires and the damage in Houston that caught Georgia's family, my caregiver. J
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Probably to Hell and Back! J
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