Shake, Rattle, ​and Jolt

February 14, 2014

Part of my routine on Friday nights is enjoying a warm vanilla cinnamon milk while relaxing at the beach in South Carolina.  Unwinding from a long work week and trying to make my personal drama seem so minimal, I escape to the television and watch 20/20.
On this Friday night, I was suddenly distracted by the living room moving and the pillbox on top of the microwave rattling.  With neighbors above and below I thought someone must be moving some heavy furniture up or down the outdoor staircase. Then within minutes, my Facebook friends on the southeast coast were posting similar effects of tremors.

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It all made sense quickly.

 

 

I remembered the tour guide in Charleston years before pointing out the earthquake rods built into some homes and buildings in the city.

 

On August 31, 1886, Charleston South Carolina experience a major earthquake that was felt as far away as Boston.  It is rated as a high-risk area and another quake can happen at any time.

Although this incident hit southwest of Columbia in the town of Edgefield,  the surprising jolt did keep me awake for a few hours. My mind was wandering concerned that there would be an aftershock, or worse yet, a tsunami.  But all was well and it was over seconds after it started.

Warm wishes and many hopes that Mother Nature will be good to us 🙂

Alice

Three Things Challenge/pillbox, vanilla, earthquake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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