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xoxoxoBruce 12-19-2018 10:03 PM

Dec 20th, 2018 : Half Baked T
Ron Westbrook, a 74 year old retired Costco worker in Paradise, CA, had a heart attack followed by open heart surgery.
When he went to the hospital a couple weeks later for a check up, the staff said fire’s coming, hospital’s closing, GFO!
When he and the Mrs got home the Model-T Ford he paid $16,000 for a year ago and now had a for sale sign, was on the trailer
hooked to his Silverado pick-up at the end of the driveway. They gathered a couple changes of clothes, then debated taking the
Silverado and trailer but decided getting out was going to be a zoo so they took another pickup leaving the Model-T et al behind.

They watched their home burn on CNN. What do you think that feels like boys and girls?

When they were finally allowed to return, the house was gone, as were all the neighbor’s houses. Their garage was gone
leaving a couple of burned out car hulks, in fact they lost everything… except the Model-T, trailer and Silverado sitting unscathed
under the pines right where they left it. Oh, and the fire spared that strange green lawn ornament.
The Lord works in mysterious ways. :smack:


blueboy56 12-20-2018 12:19 AM

There are a lot of stories about how a fire can take on the behavior of a living creature. In this case, purhaps it saw a an "old one" still existing, and decided to leave it in peace.

xoxoxoBruce 12-20-2018 12:32 AM

Yes, it mentioned in the article there was an old El Camino down the street that was unscathed while everything around it was destroyed. I guess cars are more resistant to the flying embers when they are out in the open and aren't in a garage or parked on/next to a flammable surface. Talk about the fickle finger of flames.

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