Pat Shingleton: "An Anniversary and Some Sayings"
From history books to stories that may have been passed down from parents and grandparents, many will remember today's date. It’s the 60th anniversary of Hurricane Audrey. The early season storm blasted the Louisiana/Texas border on June 27, 1957 with a 12 foot storm surge. Extensive flooding and damage occurred in Cameron Parish and sections of Vermillion, Iberia and St. Mary parishes with wind gusts of 180 miles per hour. With at least 500 deaths, Audrey set a record for the most storm deaths in the month of June. The storm is also noted as being the strongest storm to make landfall within the United States and one of only two major hurricanes to make landfall in the month of June. Finally we will leave you with another message or two. It's "Desk Clear-Off Day" and here's what I found. There was a Communist named Rudolph. One day he looked out the window and said, "It looks like a storm coming!" "No it isn't...," said his wife. "Besides, how would you know?" "Because," he said. "Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear." "Miami's baseball team should be the "Humidity" so fans in Florida will be able to say, "It's not the Heat that's so bad, it's the Humidity." We have three Hurricane Warning Centers, Miami, Guam and Honolulu. All three experienced Category 4 storms in 1999. Which goes to show you, "If you build it, they will come!" It was so hot today I saw a robin picking earthworms out of the ground with tongs. Postcard from home: The weather is here. Wish you were beautiful.
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