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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

100 Years Ago...

As you may know, it's a big day here, with all sorts of ceremonies and other events to mark the centennial of the Great 1906 Earthquake and Fire.

It's been both interesting and moving. The newspapers have been publishing all sorts of incredibly detailed and personal accounts of what happened 100 years ago.

And this morning, I felt myself well up when I was listening to the bells tolling and the sirens going off, at the moment the quake struck. It surprised me, despite my long history of crying over just about everything.

And pardon my total geekdom for a moment, but it made me even prouder to be a San Franciscan. I love this place. I've wanted to live here since I was about 12 years old, and sometimes, it still amazes me that I do.

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At 18 April, 2006 11:22, Blogger sassinak said...

oh man geek on, i love it when the place i live touches me specially. i deepens the roots you know?

and congrats on getting to live in your dream city too!

 
At 18 April, 2006 12:26, Blogger terry said...

you know, sass, i've lived here for the better part of 20 years now, and still, nearly every time i cross the bay bridge or the golden gate bridge, i look at the skyline and think, "DAMN! i really live there."

it's a nice feeling.

 
At 18 April, 2006 13:57, Blogger sassinak said...

terry that's the best feeling ever, and i feel that way about this city too... not that i dreamed of it but i sure love it.

 
At 18 April, 2006 17:32, Blogger buddha_girl said...

When you know you are in the 'right place' everything is ok...especially celebrating the human spirit rising above tremendous adversity.

I saw a short news snippet about some of the remaining survivors. All three interviewed were women. Those chicks have my complete admiration. They're in their nineties and still full of piss and vinegar!

 
At 18 April, 2006 17:54, Blogger JMai said...

San Fran is one of the few American cities that I'm really interested in visiting. I love all that historical stuff.

Happy Anniversary!

 
At 19 April, 2006 10:59, Blogger Suze said...

Terry, it's good to be proud of your heritage. I personally was unaware of this event, you'll have to pardon me as I'm a Brit.

Nothing wrong with being touched by this disaster at all.

 
At 20 April, 2006 02:29, Blogger DZER said...

and you!

shook me alllll niiiiiight long!

heh

happy anniversary, toots!

 

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