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Mother Nature's Brats

Recalling the havoc of hurricanes with names.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
October 1, 2004

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Mother Nature's Brats_Greg Asimakoupoulos-Recalling the havoc of hurricanes with names Charles, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne…
Mother Nature's kids are mean.

Spoiled brats whose tempers flared
striking out at those they scared.

Each with vengeance came ashore
with an eye to bully more.

Without mercy or respect
Mother's kids left us a wreck.

'Till this mother trains her young,
watch them spit and wag their tongues.

If you’re willing, Father, please
help Mom Nature curb her breeze.

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Mike Thomson from transitioning to Virginia writes:
October 5, 2004
Dear Greg,

This year I directly experienced Charlie, Frances - a whiff of Ivan - and Jeanne. My experience has been mixed. This makes eight hurricanes I have lived through - four just this year.

In the small town of Brewton, Alabama where I used to live, every other house has a tree on it. One elder citizen(96) told me that he could never remember anything close to the devastation he saw just two weeks ago.

The aftermath of a hurricane is miserable. Heat -no air conditioning - no telephone - no food in the grocery stores - your belongings destroyed by the hundreds of gallons of rain that comes through the hole in the roof - having no roof or home at all. All these things are miserable, but there is joy as well.

Meeting people who have come from all over this great land of ours to render assistance, Helping a neighbor that you have lived beside for years, but have never met. Talking more with your spouse and kids because there is no TV - and finally watching the land come back to life as it always does.

During Jeanne (our last one) several thousand people decided not to evacuate. As my neighbor said when I asked him if he was going to leave, The hurricanes have stopped scaring me. I'm not running - the only thing it can do is try to kill me!

Good article, Greg!

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