Early this morning, my Daughter and Son-in Law with their Sheba Inu in their back seat, wisely, headed north out of Florida, and are now safely out of the harm’s way of Hurricane Irma.
Watching the news and seeing the devastation in the Caribbean, I know they made the right decision. Growing Up in the 50s and 60s, I went through a couple of hurricanes in New England. In particular, I remember one of the more than frightening hurricanes. We could see the maple trees bending all in the same direction. The torrents of rain and gale force winds pounded our house on what seemed all sides. The deep bass roar of the storm’s, furious, thunder shook us to the bone. Lightning would suddenly fill the room with blinding flashes. Suddenly, it was calm, the eye of the hurricane passed directly overhead. The rest of the hurricane, seemed pale to us as it tapered off. However, that was nowhere near the intensity of the 150 mile per hour winds and storm surge about to engulf Florida in the next few days.
For those safely out of harm’s way, here is the best classic hurricane movie ever made: Key Largo, about a bunch of criminals and crooks descending on a beach house and getting trapped inside during a level 5 hurricane. It has an all star cast, starring: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall: