Friday, 4 July 2008


I saved the previous entry at the start of a thunderstorm (or a line of storms) that passed through like a goods train for another 90 minutes. One bolt struck within a few hundred yards of here, and rattled the windows. Don't think any harm was done, but it was pretty loud. The rain pelted down for a while as well. Now the sun is out and in between the clouds, it's quite warm. After all, it's July, so what do you expect.

I was sad to note that Chuck [chasferris], Dribble from Chuck Ferris, had passed away, but pleased in a way as well. I read his journal for a while, and found his tales from the home for the elderly amusing. Chuck succumbed to cancer, and he is now free from pain. If you didn't get the alert from Call for Support, you can leave a message of support on his journal.

Folks in the US, stand by for Bertha. That is a tropical storm, currently a few hundred miles west of the Cape Verde Islands off Africa. Due to the combined forces of winds and the rotation of the earth, Bertha will be heading westnorthwest to northwest. It is still thousands of miles away, but if you find her mentioned in official news reports in a week's time, you have been forewarned.


jennyp51 said...

Haven't we had one called Bertha before?
Jenny <><

jlocorriere05 said...

It was sad but a happy release for Chuck. Nice to see you're still giving out weather warnings, I've missed them! Jeannette xx  

gehi6 said...

I read his daughter's and his last messages, although I had not become a regular reader of Chuck's journal.  (too many others to keep up)  But this is my first time of coming to this journal to read, so I will be reading these entries and looking to Northern Trip.  I hope you are recovering from what appears to have been quite a severe shock.  Gerry  

helmswondermom said...

Yesterday I saw a piece about Bertha on a news site, and I thought of you!  I thought, now if Guido were posting in Northern Trip, I'd already have heard about Bertha from him!