We left town for a week just as floods were ravaging (floods always Ravage in News-speak, just like fires always Blaze.) southern Indiana. Sure enough, the last 10-15 minutes of drive back home last night featured a nasty thunderstorm. Flipped the radio dial to 87.7fm to hear Channel 6, and Kevin Gregory was on with an update. For all I know, he may have never stopped since the weekend before. (Prime time programs now are considered to be interrupting HIM.) I hope he brought a change of clothes. And I hope you found a way to help those you know, or more likely, those you don’t know, in the places that flooded.
I got a newsletter in the pile of vacation mail from the Lutheran Service Club. They’ve invited me to speak to their (largely) south-side Indianapolis group before, but they also do good things for the community. (That’s a joke. Is this blog on?) They found a way to help that involved donating un–used food from another event they were producing. (A pitch-in!) (Or do you say potluck?)
The weather may be unpredictable, but the reaction isn’t. I was happy and not at all surprised to login while on vacation and find that both my Indy radio and tv homes were doing telethons/radiothons for those affected by the flooding. That’s so baseball, hot dogs, apple pies…American. Niagara Falls and Toronto were fun, but it’s good to be home.