Gathering day has come to a close and now Harry and I are alone. It surely is quiet when everyone leaves - quiet and lonesome. Harry is doing a big barbecue next Sunday for our July 4th holiday. This leaves Friday night for everyone to decide if they want to go to the big fireworks show. I can tell you now that I'm not going. I know I'm strange but I don't like the noise associated with fireworks. I can stay home and see the display in the sky without being close enough to suffer the booms. It's an old lady thing.
Today was the second day of the big air show here in Huntsville. There were over 100,000 spectators in addition to several VIP tents and many vendors selling food and drinks. The weather turned bad VERY fast without warning and a microburst (with winds in excess of 60 miles per hour) hit in the area where the tents were set up. Some tents were picked up and destroyed others were damaged. As you can imagine there was complete chaos. There were injuries but so far only one confirmed fatality - a five year old boy who died when an air conditioning unit from one of the tents fell on him. Our little gathering became somber as we thought of the family who is facing a tradegy beyond description.
We never know what the next hour will bring - let your loved ones know you love them.