[gardeners] Louisiana lightning

Bob Kirk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Thu, 4 May 2000 00:24:58 -0500 (CDT)

> From: George Shirley <gshirley@lightwire.net>
> Subject: [gardeners] More rain
> Was rudely awakened at 0102 this morning by a monstrous blast of thunder
> and the night sky was lit up by the subsequent lightning bolt.....

   Even the lightning is laid-back: the South, you gotta love it (sorry,
George). For no reason I can discern, this reminds me of hearing train
whistles on dull, muggy afternoons back home - not even the Union Pacific
at the south edge of town but specifically Santa Fe trains coming down from
the broken prairie north or crossing the Smoky Hill River a few blocks SW
of where I grew up, which means I couldn't have been more than 7-8 years
old because that was when they quit running.
  In other words, at least a few years before I'd ever heard of any such
thing as reincarnation or even US geography for that matter - and telling
other people (who certainly don't remember), something like "I remember
that they sounded like that on the Gulf Coast."


not claiming to be George's grandfather or anything, still thinks
train whistles are spookier even than most people think they are.