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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?

http://cellar.org/2017/modelT.jpg

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:

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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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