Friday, February 22, 2008

I rode the big one

Yesterday as i was writing out some checks and patrice was doing laundry i felt the bench at the snack bar start to shake. I thought she had come over and and was wiggling the bench, or one of the gravel trucks was going down the road. I said "we have just had a earthquake." I looked at the clock and it was 7:16 a.m.
In 1971Feb. I was just out on my mission a month still with my trainer and about 6:00 a m it felt like elder jenne had come over and was shaking the bed, the closet doors were rattling and the whole room was swaying. Then i realized it was an earthquake. It killed some sixty people and dropped freeways , and put a crack in a dam. What amazed me was that the swimming pool had lost three forths of the water that was in it. For the earth to shake and tremble is weird but to move enough to slop the water out of the pool it had to really go sideways quite a way. You can go on scarry rides but you can always get back to solid ground but when the solid ground shakes it a helpless feeling.


deidra said...

I'm jealous that you guys felt it. I would have never known it happened if I hadn't heard it on the news and at work. I think it would be quite the weird sensation.

Con & Vicki Haycock said...

I didn't know what in the heck was happening. I thought that a beet truck had wrecked in front of our house. It was a weird feeling and I hope I never have to go thru a biggie.