Early Sweet Cars
About the collapsed church. No one ‘knew’ the reason. Zoning figured the roof pitch was too great for the bracing that was required at the time. However other buildings were built to the same standards and have not collapsed. Since no one was hurt, there was no investigation into a cause. One Baptist church having the same basic design, did stop having service in the chapel area and closed it for a month or so until engineers designed more secure bracing.
Now back to Sherry and I playing in the ocean and going out with the rip tide. And since we are here we did make it back. But some things we can smile at now that I did not mention.
We were worn out of course and when sherry’s feet touched the bottom she made the first positive sounds saying, “I’m helping, I’m helping!” as she also started pushing us to shore. We collapsed at the water’s edge. But when a wave reached her feet and she felt it, that girl, even worn out started crawling away from ANY water. We can remember and smile about that.
Any close calls that now you can smile about?