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 On Veterans Day I'm remembering the deep patriotism of my father and his 35 years in the Air Force. Thank you, Dad, for your loyalty and love for God, country and family. I miss you every single day.




On another note, as some of you may know, we are ON FIRE here. Our ridge is the third over from Paradise and we're watching closely and with fear. I evacuated Thursday night but am home now. So many lives lost, the town of Paradise gone. The valley is filled with smoke and is dark as night. You can't go outside. The ash is falling like snow. The town of Chico is frozen with grief and fear. I held a weeping stranger in a smoke-filled Safeway on Friday. It took her eight hours to get down from Paradise with just herself, her 91 year old father and an ancient dog. This is a twenty minute drive.

It's not who do you know who lost their home, but rather who do you know who didn't lose everything? More than twenty friends who are now homeless, Kidling2's girlfriend's father lost his home and belongings and was one of the ones who had to abandon his truck on the road and run. We have 20,000 people in town with just the clothes on their back and nothing else. Keep these folks in your thoughts and in your prayers.

Date: 2018-11-11 08:15 pm (UTC)
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I can't imagine it. I'm at a complete loss.

I am very glad that you are okay.

The ash is apparently falling like snow for a 150 miles—my friends in Orinda and even Oakland are talking about it. But it's not dark there.

If there's anything I can do for you from this 3,000 mile distance, please let me know.

Date: 2018-11-11 08:35 pm (UTC)
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There's so much to say about this. Sigh...

But for now I'll content myself with repeating: I'm glad you're safe, I'm glad your loved ones are safe, I'm glad your home is safe.

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