Calls and a correction on when the big winds swept through GE

Furious spurious wind

After last week’s column on the big storm back in the 1970s, I got quite a number of calls. Even in the mild Mediterranean-style weather we have here in Glen Ellen, folks love to contemplate, review and discuss the weather. As a species, we’ve been talking about the weather since hominids first gathered around a blazing fire grunting their appreciation.

Now, in our era, the weather has become almost as treacherous and mysterious as what our earlier ancestors experienced. It also seems that things we can’t control, but must experience, make us want to share. No doubt weather – hot enough to make cool water imminently necessary, or cold enough to require furs and fires – was one of the strong motivating factors in development of communication. We humans love to reminisce about storms of the past and anticipate sunny days of the future.

But mostly we like to know what’s real and true. Hmm, and that’s a mark I missed last week, as I do from time to time. So when was it, really?

Last week’s column had more than a few errors. The best call I got in that regard was from Steven somebody or other who didn’t necessarily want his name in the news, but was willing to talk. I appreciate both sentiments.

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