[Homestead] A safe place, Storrs, Connecticut
mmcharry at dtnspeed.net
Wed Sep 21 21:02:12 EDT 2005
<<All of California is NOT Southern California and there are
whole areas that have never had an earthquake, a flood, a mudslide or
anyother thing happen. And since when is an earthquake a weather problem?>>
I'm sure there are parts of California that are geologically stable.
Speaking, however, from the point of view of a Midwesterner, I've noticed
that Midwesterners who move to California get Californiaized.
Just for example, my late husband's 46-year-old niece -- a Minnesota native
married to an Iowa native -- decided to produce children and succeeded. The
babies, now about 6 months old, are lovely. We recently all congregated in
the Northwoods of Michigan, and sleeping arrangements were made quite
complicated because the sleep coach had ordered the twins to be put where no
light could penetrate. Grandma and I chewed off half our respective tongues
so as not to interfere and introduce sense into the arrangements.
The same sort of thing has happened to perfectly fine Chicagoans who moved
to San Francisco. The only Cal ex-pat that I know of who is finally edging
back to the real world is my friend Leslie; she moved to Nicaragua where she
seems to have made it back to normal.
PS: Lynda, this is not a snap judgment on you. I wouldn't do that without
spending some time with you. I'm sure that California has a majority of
sensible people or it wouldn't survive.
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