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OM45GE - Posted - 08/01/2016:  02:41:08


Have you every picked up,or delivered to a rendering plant?

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 08/01/2016:  07:19:25


Did you guys hear about the crazy flooding near here in Ellicott City, Maryland?  Their historic district is this narrow little valley between two very steep mountains, just barely wide enough for a main street with buildings on either side and then a second smaller street right along the river.  They got about 6 inches of rain in two hours or so, and the only place for it to go was down their main street.  Two people died and more than 100 had to be rescued.  All the shops along the street there are little mom and pop gift shops and antique stores that sell one of a kind type stuff.  The windows on every store is smashed and all the inventory is just gone.  The sidewalks turned into sinkholes and swallowed cars.  It was just crazy.



wusa9.com/news/local/maryland/...284624026

chuckv97 - Posted - 08/01/2016:  08:52:33


Terrible. ....I saw it on the news

DeanT - Posted - 08/01/2016:  13:06:52


yep, saw it on the news and it's just awful :( 

OM45GE - Posted - 08/01/2016:  13:51:22


Hard to imagine. Mother Nature at her worst.

dat - Posted - 08/02/2016:  10:05:35


water is amazing on the damage it does, and not in  a good way

DeanT - Posted - 08/02/2016:  11:30:17


Tornados are the same, here today gone tomorrow. Lives destroyed, people wiped out in seconds.

dat - Posted - 08/02/2016:  11:58:06


my brother was on the way to pick his kids up from school one afternoon, he stopped to get gas, picked up his kids and drove back past where he got gas from and the station was gone, just a concrete slab where a gas station was, not even any debris from the building left.  tornados are bad

OM45GE - Posted - 08/02/2016:  13:51:35


Just a matter of timing and he could have been gone too. Yikes!

chuckv97 - Posted - 08/02/2016:  14:02:16


I wonder how many close calls we've all escaped without knowing it by being in a place just before or after something serious could have happened.

DeanT - Posted - 08/02/2016:  17:45:36


I was on duty the day the tornado hit McConnell AFB. Videos make most of the tornado shows. We were outside watching it tear stuff up, on the other side of the runway. 

OM45GE - Posted - 08/03/2016:  03:01:30


When my younger brother was a baby my mom had him in a playpen outside while she watered the flowers. She picked him up to go inside and got about ten feet when a car missed the corner, came on the lawn and crushed the playpen. 

DeanT - Posted - 08/03/2016:  04:48:21


That was close! Interesting how we grew up outside. No one goes outside anymore.

OM45GE - Posted - 08/03/2016:  05:41:47


It was close.



My older sister had one that wasn't quite the same, but was one of those "there but for good fortune go I" stories. In the early 1960's Pam had been at a school prom party and was getting into a car with five other kids when she realized she forgot her purse. She ran back inside to get it and the other kids decided to play a joke and drove off without her. They were going to go around a big loop and come back and get her. They went over a rail road crossing that didn't have gates and were hit by a passenger train. Miraculously, no one was killed, but they were all badly injured. One girl who lived a few houses down from us was in a coma for six months. She woke up on Thanksgiving Day. The train struck the car right where my sister would have been sitting.

dat - Posted - 08/03/2016:  10:29:19


I believe we are looked over a lot more than we realize

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 08/03/2016:  13:28:29


Not a real close call, but it shook me up.  When the DC sniper thing was going on I came home from work one day and discovered all these anys in my kitchen.  I ran to Home Depot to get some ant killer.  I remember thinking to myself that the parking garage at Home Depot was an unlikely place for the sniper to strike.



The next night I got a wrong number just as I was falling asleep.  I could hear the news in the background and they were talking about the number of sniper victims.  I hung up and thought, "Wait.  That doesn't sound right."  I counted and by my figuring the news I'd overheard was one more than I could account for.  So I turned on the news and listened.



Turns out there had just been a shooting at the Home Depot.  The same Home Depot I had been to the day before.



I kind of freaked out and ended up calling my folks to talk until I calmed down.

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 08/03/2016:  13:45:32


quote:

Originally posted by OM45GE

 

When my younger brother was a baby my mom had him in a playpen outside while she watered the flowers. She picked him up to go inside and got about ten feet when a car missed the corner, came on the lawn and crushed the playpen. 







When I worked at the emergency vet, there was one night this guy called about a hit by car dog.  Most of the time they are due to people being stupid and letting their dogs run off leash, but this guy was babbling and said they were pet sitting and the dog was in the front yard with his wife and someone drove into their front yard and hit the dog.



I talked the guy through where we were located and our starting fees and such, but there was something kind of off about him, like he was seriously distracted.  I finally asked and he said that the car had also hit his wife.  She's just been taken to the hospital in an ambulance.  I told him maybe he should see if a neighbor could bring the dog so he could go see his wife.



He ended up coming in with the dog.  The vets did an exam and recommended euthanasia, but he couldn't make that decision.  He paid a deposit and left to go see how his wife was doing.  The dog died maybe 15 minutes after he left.  I talked with him later that evening.  His wife was going to be okay.

dat - Posted - 08/03/2016:  14:32:11


kinda the same, I wasn't close, but was.   I had to go to Dallas, well actually Garland not long ago,   I decided that since it was later than rush hour, I would go hwy 175 up to Dallas then through down town to get to the north side of 635, turns out the road was clear, no traffic except for police cars, I heard on the radio the next day about the shootings

DeanT - Posted - 08/03/2016:  16:18:50


Good Lord some interesting stories. I might as well add mine. Me and 3 military buddies were bar hopping and driving a rental car, drunk, on the highway around San Antonio Tx. All of a sudden we hit an orange traffic cone. It lodged under the car, and we could hear it dragging. We debated weather to stop and get it out from under the car, or just keep laughing and going. The driver decided to stop. We piled out of the car... only to find we had gone through construction cones, that were barricading an off ramp under construction. We stopped less than 10 feet from being launched through the air. None of us would have survived. 

dmiller - Posted - 08/04/2016:  00:36:02


quote:

Originally posted by dat

 

I believe we are looked over a lot more than we realize







I agree.  Back about 25 or 30 years ago - - I was trying to get home in a MAJOR snowstorm and my car got stuck in the 8" to 12" of snow on the road.  I was stuck  at the bottom of the hill of a major road here in town, and I didn't want to get hit by other drivers coming down the hill. So I got out to try and push the car to the side of the road and out of dangers's way.  The minute I got out of the car, three men materialized behind my car and one said "Get in and Drive"!.  I got back in, and steered out of the main road as they pushed me.  Literally not more than 5 to 10 seconds after they did that, I was out of the car to thank them, and they were gone.  They just vanished.  And there had been no car behind me for them to be in, and no car passed me either.  They just showed up out of nowhere, and then they disappeared.  Moments later - - the city snow plow came thundering down the road with the big V-plow on the front of the dump truck right where I had been stuck, throwing snow left and right, right down in the lane of the road that I had been in.

 

I work with an eclectic bunch of folks there at the group home.  A couple of atheists/ an ordained Assembly of God minister/ a "wiccan witch",/ a pagan/ and others with "sexual confusion" (cough cough!!).  Believe it or not - - we all do "co-exist together" (since it's our work place) there at the house  At times we get to talking about "religion" and some of them tell me they don't believe in God or angels, and question why anyone would.  I just smile, shake my head to myself and don't argue. They can say what they will - - I know better.  


Edited by - dmiller on 08/04/2016 00:55:16

dat - Posted - 08/05/2016:  09:28:38


WHEW, WHAT A WEEK.



 



i do believe I'm ready fer tha weekend 

DeanT - Posted - 08/05/2016:  09:52:00


yesiree, we are being watched and sometimes have our asses saved!



And yes, I ready for weekend!!!



 



 



 

dat - Posted - 08/05/2016:  12:57:09


as much as we are watched over,  I believe the Good Lord enjoys a good laugh sometimes

OM45GE - Posted - 08/05/2016:  13:43:45


We're out at Niagara Falls. Amazing place. 

dat - Posted - 08/05/2016:  14:04:41


stay out of any barrel you find floating around

OM45GE - Posted - 08/05/2016:  14:54:10


LOL. We just got back from the tunnels behind the Canadian falls. There was a poster to the first person to survive going over the falls in a barrel. It was a woman, Annie Taylor who had only minor bruises after the ride. She took her cat with her, which also survived (although I read elsewhere that the cat was sent over first to test the barrel).

DeanT - Posted - 08/05/2016:  15:14:00


I hope the cat was declawed...

chuckv97 - Posted - 08/05/2016:  18:26:57


I grew up 10 miles from the Falls, but we rarely went there. It's strange that stuff in your backyard is never as interesting as things that are far away.

DeanT - Posted - 08/05/2016:  20:23:08


I live a mile from where the first Pizza Hut was... does that count?

OM45GE - Posted - 08/06/2016:  04:19:09


Do they have a tourist center?

DeanT - Posted - 08/06/2016:  05:48:52


They moved it several year ago, to the WSU campus, as a historical building. It is now an empty lot. BTW if I go a mile the other direction, it's the Boeing factory where they built the bombers in WWII. 

OM45GE - Posted - 08/06/2016:  06:48:27


Up here in New England we have all sorts of historic site dating back to colonial times. I've visited many of them. 

dat - Posted - 08/06/2016:  09:36:20


our parts guy is from Middleport Ny,   I think he said it was about 30 miles from Niagara Falls, he went a lot as a kid

OM45GE - Posted - 08/06/2016:  11:45:12


We just got back from taking a boat ride up to the falls the power of the falls is incredible. 

dmiller - Posted - 08/06/2016:  13:03:27


My brother is a Captain for Delta.  Here's a picture he took of the falls from the cockpit, at 26,000 feet.



dmiller - Posted - 08/06/2016:  14:40:57


Well shucks.  I see the original URL quit on me.  Here's the pic again.



chuckv97 - Posted - 08/06/2016:  19:16:32


"And farther below Lake Ontario

Takes in what Lake Erie can send her"

DeanT - Posted - 08/06/2016:  19:31:36


That's really cool, I had no idea it took such a drastic turn. 

OM45GE - Posted - 08/07/2016:  18:21:05


Great photo. 

dat - Posted - 08/08/2016:  06:46:57


all the pictures I've seen have been close up or from the ground, that puts a different perspective on it

chuckv97 - Posted - 08/08/2016:  09:31:36


They divert the water at night for the hydro electric power plant. Some visitor once said urgently,"let's hurry to the falls before they turn it off!"

DeanT - Posted - 08/08/2016:  09:46:17


so going over it in a barrel would be better at night...

OM45GE - Posted - 08/08/2016:  12:08:04


There was a guy named Jessie Sharp who went over in a kayak in 1990. He wasn't wearing a helmet or life preserver because he wanted to be recognizable in the video his friends were shooting. His plan was to launch past the turbulent water at the base of the falls and paddle to safety. The police saw him get in the water and had the water flow cut down (they can divert it into the hydroelectric system) hoping to stop him. Unfortunately, it just slowed him down and he went down like a brick. The found his smashed kayak but not his body.

dat - Posted - 08/08/2016:  12:27:36


If they hadn't shut off the water he could have made it, or at least had a better chance



 



 



 



OM45GE - Posted - 08/08/2016:  13:20:28


Those guys are made of sterner stuff than I am.



We went behind the fall is a tunnel, stood on a platform close very close to the falls and took a boat ride very close. The power of the falls is awesome up close and in no way made me think it would be fun going over them in anything.

OM45GE - Posted - 08/08/2016:  13:24:12


The water at the bottom is 180 feet deep but some of the folks who've tried to go over get caught in the whirlpools at the bottom and can't get out in time.

dmiller - Posted - 08/08/2016:  15:00:43


I've paddled many many many miles in canoes (on lakes/ on rivers/ and through rough whitewater rapids too) over the years and decades, but I've never been in a kayak. With my long legs, I always figured I'd get stuck in them.  I used to be "adventurous" when I was younger, but that guy going over the waterfall is insane.  I guess he knows what he is doing - - - but not for me, thank you.  He has a bigger pair than I do!

DeanT - Posted - 08/08/2016:  15:20:11


Life is dangerous enough, why taunt it? 

chuckv97 - Posted - 08/08/2016:  16:44:40


Look what I stumbled on......they won't let me take it home though

dmiller - Posted - 08/08/2016:  17:02:29


Good Lord!  I'd love to have something like that - - but it looks like it's too long to fit in my garage!  

Gotta love all the "old style" things from yesteryear.   Too cool and not made anymore. yes

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