2017-06-28 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett
Military Active Duty

The Augusta area experienced a geological event last Tuesday that is a little uncommon for this part of the country – a 3.2 earthquake. Television broadcasts of the event indicated it was a “minor” quake. I know on the geological scale, it is considered minor. But, I cannot imagine the earth moving beneath your feet as being a “minor” occurrence!

Of all the weather and geological events possible – storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, tidal waves, blizzards, erupting volcanoes, floods, etc – an earthquake would the scariest for me. All of the other things can be predicted and you can see them coming, but not an earthquake. It just happens without warning!

Many of those interviewed on television who felt the quake in the Augusta area compared it to a vehicle hitting their homes, which would be a major occurrence. None of them called it “minor.”

I have not experienced a quake, fortunately, and hope that I never do. I like to see what’s coming at me before it gets here!

Happy birthday this week to: Jackie D. Glisson, Chris Adams, Sandy Marie Reid, Melodye Williams, Rick McNeely, Myrt Wilson, Daphne Wiggins, Logan Marie Reid, H.G. Wiggins, Ivey McMillan, and Judy Taylor.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Dickey, Mr. and Mrs. Buford Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Washburn, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Landing, and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Fleming.

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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