Saturday, September 13, 2008
We are very glad that in Michigan, although we get cold, damp winters and hot humid summers, we don't get hurricanes. We occasionally get tornadoes but no earthquakes. Our lightning deaths are low, we have no volcanoes and few but small forest fires. We find ourselves horrified that people are willing to live with these risks. Once in visiting Texas people told us how awful it was to deal with snow while they were describing dust storms that sanded the paint off of cars and leveled the vegetation. In Detroit we really don't get the heavy snow or the bone chilling cold. I guess we all choose our poisons. The weather in Detroit isn't that bad.