Archive - Aug 2007

August 2nd

Bridge, cont.

A disaster like yesterday's casts a shadow over the next few days. It runs through your mind. Especially when there are a lot of second hand stories about people who went over the bridge minutes before, or who took a different route, or whatever. They are dizzy today, I am sure, and I get vicariously dizzy with them.

August 1st

Bridge collapse

Just heard from Aunt Beth. Her son David was about to drive under the bridge when it collapsed. He ended up helping some of the kids out of the bus. Later, he helped an injured UPS driver get to shore. A close call for David. For others, it is a tragic night. It seems odd that the Twins play on. They have canceled tomorrow's game, but officials asked the Twins to continue with tonight's game to keep the people in the stands and off the road.

July 31st

Return of the heat

Wow, it sweltered today. However, the general comment seemed to be that it didn't feel quite as bad as last week's hot spell.

I wouldn't really know. I spent the day inside working on the book. Later in the day, I went to the Ada Library and found some good nuggets by going back over the old newspapers. I had been through them once before, but going through them after doing a couple of dozen interviews allowed me to catch things I had missed before.