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Reply #120 on: June 16, 2018, 01:17:42 AM
I believe Christchurch NZ's got a ring of some 50 under the bay.

I'm surrounded by them, too.  Including a 'bouncing baby' one about 25 miles North underneath a lake.

People talk about the San Andrea's through California.  Oregon's Klamath Basin's fault lines are like 'shattered glass'.  They weren't discovered until the two earthquakes in '93.  One runs E-W about 3/8ths of a mile north of me.

The two that went, about 1.5 hours hours apart, ran N-S.  The first fault line was pretty well absorbed by that E-W fault line. Turns out it then kind of curved back in about three miles south of me.  For them, it was like the tip of a cracking whip.

For me, it was like a slow gentle roll at sea.  I hauled butt at 70 mph into town with emergency flashers going to the emergency operations center.  It took time to get data in.  Once they had it; myself and another guy were to set up communications at a local high school-a designated center where people could get out of the cold.

We were told there was a telephone (before mobile's were common) in a newsbox/announcer's box at the top of the bleachers and it sometimes worked.

I rode with the other guy.  The guy stopped at his house to get something and then stopped at a gas (petrol) station to refuel his van.  Was paying when the second one hit.  There was a flat roof covering the gas pumps.  I stayed in the vehicle as if it did collapse I had some protection.

A grocery store with 30 foot long windows was on the next property.  It was interesting to see the glass ripple like a wave without breaking.

We mainly utilized allocated radio frequency and set up a net.

People were outside freezing (23 Degrees F, if I recall) and many were in shorts and T-shirts.  The second one hit after the school had been checked safe to enter and it took hours for a team to come back to check out the cafeteria area so people could get in.

Yes, I'm a licensed radio operator.

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Reply #121 on: June 21, 2018, 11:50:48 AM
Stoney, you have had such an interesting life and I so enjoy reading about your experiences. While reading of them, I almost feel as if I am watching everything unfold.  Very entertaining although some things are scary.    Patricia
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Reply #122 on: August 12, 2018, 11:52:18 PM
Liz invited me to her granddaughter Amber's wedding.  It was at a ranch and we had a fabulously good time. 

No, we did not arrive in this Bentley, but it made a great background for photos.


Best part was finally getting to meet her granddaughter Emily, whom many of you know from her art work on Liz's Paintbasket posts.  Lovely young lady.


Thanks, Liz.

aloha

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Reply #123 on: August 13, 2018, 01:28:21 AM
 :heeha: Oh my stars and garters!!! Our Emily!!! Look how tall she is! Emily you are stunning!!!

Wonderful that you two could get together and Emily is definitely an added bonus. Congratulations to the newlyweds.  :yippee:


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Reply #124 on: August 13, 2018, 04:53:10 AM
Aloha,


YES, VAL!  Emily is a real beauty!  But then all 5 granddaughters are beautiful in their own way!  :)

Emily will be all of 17 years old this Friday, Aug. 17.  Seventeen and going on 20?  She’s my youngest granddaughter!  ~Liz


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Reply #125 on: August 13, 2018, 06:13:23 AM
Yes, Val.  Great event, but bonus was meeting Emily.

aloha

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Reply #126 on: August 13, 2018, 07:31:53 AM
Here's a glimpse of the happy newlyweds, my granddaughter Amber and husband who had a country ranch setting for their wedding.
-Liz
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Reply #127 on: August 13, 2018, 10:34:20 AM
They are a beautiful couple. Congratulations 🎈🎊 to them both.
Kathy S.


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Reply #128 on: August 13, 2018, 10:52:26 AM
Congratulations to the stunning couple. :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful!  Great photos.
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Reply #129 on: August 13, 2018, 09:21:20 PM
Congrats :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:


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Reply #130 on: August 13, 2018, 11:04:13 PM
Her gown was the prettiest wedding dress I have ever seen.  And fit her beautifully.  So elegant.

aloha

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Reply #131 on: August 14, 2018, 01:56:55 AM
CONGRATULATIONS   :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #132 on: August 14, 2018, 03:13:43 AM
 :)  THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONGRATULATORY COMMENTS!
 It was a great weekend with family, relatives, friends and fellowshipping with longtime Paint Basket friend and colleague, MaryAnne Long.  She lives a stone’s throw from the ranch where the wedding ceremony was held, nestled at the foot of the majestic Koolau mountain range that runs many miles across the windward side of Oahu.  We got to meet her husband Earl, and see his wonderful masterful wood carvings.  We also saw Mea’s home gallery of her beautiful artwork and studio with collectibles and her ongoing art projects.  Best of all, we had an overnighter at her guest house and Wyman watched football on TV with her and Earl after we got back from partying while I crashed after a long day. We also had a nice Sunday morning breakfast, before departing home for an hour’s drive.

It was a wonderful 60 miles round trip back to Honolulu and home, and wise to spend the night at MaryAnne’s guest house, because driving late at night after dark with poor lighting, narrow roads and eroding shoreline in some places, plus old eyes not accustomed to night driving, made a lot of sense to not make the trek home at night. All in all, it was a wonderful adventure for us to see our granddaughter get married, and to visit with MaryAnne!  ~Liz
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Reply #133 on: August 14, 2018, 04:07:52 AM
Thank you, Liz.  We really enjoyed hosting you and Wyman.

The wedding was beautiful and I loved meeting all your family.  Good food, too, in a unique setting.

aloha and mahalo
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Reply #134 on: August 15, 2018, 12:50:03 AM
Thank you Mea for posting photographs of Liz's granddaughter Amber's wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple.  It was also lovely to see a picture of Emily and my word, she has grown.  So pleased that Liz and Wyman spent time with you and Earl too.  Sounds like such a happy time was enjoyed by all. 


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