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Sadly, during these storms in Midland, we had people swept into ditches or low areas in their cars and they drowned. I wish people would listen carefully to the public service ads on the radio: "Turn around, don't drown."
But those ads don't take into account that many times, people are trying to get to their responsibilities. They have to hurry to work, or home, or daycare, or their elderly parents' home. They are running an errand for a sick friend, or buying milk and bread for dinner, or taking their pet to the vet. They don't feel they can just turn around. It's so very sad.
We don't have sewers for rainwater here. Instead, the streets are made to have the water run down them, into sunken parks and a large ditch. The result is flooding whenever it rains, and unnecessary deaths. Midland wants to pretend it is still a town of 10,000. It is ten times that now. It "has no money" for sewers, but evidently endless money for sports stadiums.
The world is very beautiful, and very hard.
Free C. Klein Monogram Images
Here are the last of the pretty watercolor rose graphics painted by C. Klein in the early 1900s. I have added letters to turn them into monograms.
Right-click to save. Regular-click to enlarge. Either size can be saved. And the size of the graphic can be altered in any of the online editing programs, such as at photobucket.com or picnik.com.