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Updated: 2017-02-02T04:45:50.501-06:00

 



Travis,LOL, yep, I remember those civil defense dr...

2008-04-11T18:10:00.000-05:00

Travis,

LOL, yep, I remember those civil defense drills. Duck and cover, they were called. I never could figure out what good it would do either. :)

Love the idea of My Town Monday blogging and I'd love to join in, although in my case, it'll be more My County Mondays since I'm in a major metropolitan area. (Orange County, CA)

Linda McLaughlin
http://flightsafancy.blogspot.com/



Last year, Army guys found live bombs from the WWI...

2008-04-10T22:16:00.000-05:00

Last year, Army guys found live bombs from the WWII era buried on the grounds of Odyssey Middle School in Orlando. I think even parents approved of skipping school for that.



Yes, I remember those stupid drills. We, too, were...

2008-04-09T12:50:00.000-05:00

Yes, I remember those stupid drills. We, too, were supposedly on the top ten list of targets because of nearby Wright Patterson Air Force Base.



Well, look what the cat dragged in! I'm proud to ...

2008-04-07T23:57:00.000-05:00

Well, look what the cat dragged in! I'm proud to say I'm old enough to remember those drills. They always scared the crap out of me, but I distinctly remember being in 5th grade and finally coming to the realization the desk wasn't going to save me from the bomb and that the drill was stupid. Which of couse scared me more. Why do they traumatize you in grade school?

I haven't commented in some time, but want you to know your post about "My Town" changed my life. I haven't written about it yet, but I finally decided to reveal where I live, all because of you. To quote Kramer on Seinfeld, "I'm free and I'm lovin' it baby!" He of course was referring to not wearing underwear, but you get the point. Thanks.

Hope to see you again soon, and hope the fish aren't bitin'. I'll be over on a Monday as soon as I get my act together on my own blog. 24 hours in a day. Who came up with that brillaint idea?

XO ;)



Wow...well, that's the last time I go to a writers...

2008-04-07T17:50:00.000-05:00

Wow...well, that's the last time I go to a writers conference in Amarillo, with all the radiation in my body from medical crap, I might just trigger something or make something, maybe me spontaneously combust.

Nice post my dear. Hope you are well.

Yours,

Me



Wow. I would not want to live near that. I have n...

2008-04-07T17:47:00.000-05:00

Wow. I would not want to live near that. I have never heard of it before. I have a lot to learn.



*snarf* That is totally a future SNL or Mad TV ske...

2008-04-07T16:27:00.000-05:00

*snarf* That is totally a future SNL or Mad TV sketch.

*ring ring*

Hello?

Yes, is this a Mr... Um, Ben Lad-in?

What do you want, infidel!

Sir, we're taking a survey. Would you care to participate?

Listen American pig-dog, you just woke me up and my harem...

It will only take a minute sir.

Oh, all right. Make it quick!


Here's my MTM entry: http://questtowrite.blogspot.com/2008/04/lancaster-pennsylvania-capital-of.html



Wow! I had no idea that place even existed! I wond...

2008-04-07T13:56:00.000-05:00

Wow! I had no idea that place even existed! I wonder if I lived that close to a place like that, if I would be worried all the time that some type of "Accident" would happen. There are some things I'm paranoid by nature of, and that would just freak me out!



With that much plutonium handy you'd be better off...

2008-04-07T13:43:00.000-05:00

With that much plutonium handy you'd be better off driving over and parking right there on top of it in case of war. At least that way you know you won't linger long.



Yikes!I used to live in the Canadian town that was...

2008-04-07T12:45:00.000-05:00

Yikes!
I used to live in the Canadian town that was the second on the to-be-bombed list, back in the day - but then the big military base in teh town was closed and I can't imagine anyone being that eager to drop a bomb on North Bay NOW.



Love the idea of a MTM Book Review. I'll join you...

2008-04-07T11:59:00.000-05:00

Love the idea of a MTM Book Review. I'll join you on the 12th.

Mine's up for today, btw.

Love the Pantex post, and wonderful irony about the safety drill.



I went to HS in Topeka, which at the time sported ...

2008-04-07T09:26:00.000-05:00

I went to HS in Topeka, which at the time sported the longest airstrip in the US. We were on Russia's short-list for sure.



I'm stretching the definition of My Town Monday qu...

2008-04-07T09:10:00.000-05:00

I'm stretching the definition of My Town Monday quite a bit today, but I hope you'll help spread the word!



Wow, Travis, This is scary! And I believe in the c...

2008-04-07T09:08:00.000-05:00

Wow, Travis, This is scary! And I believe in the cricket myth, even if it's been debunked. Just makes sense. Yanno?

This is a great post. I like this one and the Stuart ones the best. Now, if only we could get Stuart to do something at Pantex.....



One of the reasons for those drills was protection...

2008-04-07T08:47:00.000-05:00

One of the reasons for those drills was protection from flying glass. All explosions have side effects, and panic and flying glass cause the most injuries.



I see Amarillo understands how to employ people du...

2008-04-07T07:42:00.000-05:00

I see Amarillo understands how to employ people during the Bush administration.



Whoa - interesting post!! Your town is way more in...

2008-04-07T04:54:00.000-05:00

Whoa - interesting post!! Your town is way more interesting than mine, promise cross my heart. But I'll be glad to join the my town on monday gang!
Thanks!



Scary stuff -we didn't have any drills like that ...

2008-04-07T03:25:00.000-05:00

Scary stuff -we didn't have any drills like that where I went to school apart from fire drills and the " mercury evacuation" ( In Science lessons it was fairly common for one of my class to "unfortunately drop" a mercury thermometer - we would then all be sent out of the class - great when an exam was due ! The teachers caught on and we started to have to pay every time one was broken.
My MTM post is up.



I participated in those drills, but since we were ...

2008-04-07T00:19:00.000-05:00

I participated in those drills, but since we were in Tornado Alley the idea was that our desk tops would help protect us if the roof came down.



Here in So Cal, the kids have earthquake drills.I ...

2008-04-06T23:56:00.000-05:00

Here in So Cal, the kids have earthquake drills.

I like the book review Monday. Thank you Josephine Damian!

Okay, I'm really stretching the My Town Monday this week by doing a post on Chandler, AZ (where I spent the weekend). :)



Sometimes I think local rumors are as much fun as ...

2008-04-06T22:53:00.000-05:00

Sometimes I think local rumors are as much fun as actual facts are.

I have a MTM up.

And I'll have to see if there are any (other) authors who set their stuff in my hometwon. =)



I posted my third installment of My Town Monday. M...

2008-04-06T21:23:00.000-05:00

I posted my third installment of My Town Monday. More of a current events issue in my town. I loved hearing about Pantex again. I haven't thought of that place...well in 17 years since I moved away...at 17. Wasn't Pantex part of the reason we got so in to the movie Red Dawn and that story we were co-writing back in junior high? The good old days.



The Village of Peninsula (Ohio) is on the same clo...

2008-04-06T21:00:00.000-05:00

The Village of Peninsula (Ohio) is on the same clock as Amarillo. My Town post is also up. (I've been on time twice--Does that count as a trend?) I'll have to look for a novel set in our little village...



I must say I never had to do those drills. I am on...

2008-04-06T20:39:00.000-05:00

I must say I never had to do those drills.

I am one of those peace keeping, tree-huggers and I am so shocked. It is a shame we have advanced in so many ways but still continue to dsetroy our planet and hell bent on destroying ourselves with these weapons of mass destruction.

You sure enlightened me today.

Thank you and yes you are right, you need more then your hands over your head to protect yourself from that place.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :o)



Great post! I'm going to have to start participat...

2008-04-06T20:05:00.000-05:00

Great post! I'm going to have to start participating in My Town Monday semi-frequently.