“In general people put too much faith in the rich, the famous, the politicians, and not enough faith in themselves.” ― Bono
Bits and Pieces
TWA declares bankruptcy, the Minnesota Mall of America is under construction on 78 acres, Euro Disney debuts in France, McDonald’s debuts in Beijing China, the Georgia Superdome in Atlanta finishes construction claiming the largest cable-supported fabric roof, the first nicotine patch is introduced for those who want to quit smoking.
Average cost of a new house $122,500.00, average annual income $30,030.00, average monthly rent $519.00. The cost of a gallon of gas $1.05 and the average cost of a new car $16,950.00.
An ounce of politics
Ross Perot announces he will run in the election with Bill Clinton and President Bush, Bill Clinton elected President, Princess Diana and Prince Charles separate.
Turkey shakes with 6.8 on the Richter Scale, part of Windsor Castle is damaged by fire-furniture, books and works of art are destroyed by the fire, two strong quakes shake the desert area east of Los Angeles.
Hurricane Andrew begins with a hit on the Bahamas, makes landfall in South Florida and then strikes Southern Louisiana. Hurricane Andrew packed winds of 175 MPH and was a category 5 hurricane. At the time, the hurricane was the costliest natural disaster in US history later surpassed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Hurricane Andrew hit South Florida on August 22nd. My husband, now deceased, and I lived in Hollywood, Fl and owned an insurance agency. We were on an Alaskan cruise during the time the hurricane hit. I remember a sad and sinking feeling when we returned. The destruction was devastating and so many lives were turned upside down.
We made many water and food trips for our clients and those that were directly in the path of the storm, in South Florida and Southern Louisiana. We saw total leveling of neighborhoods, businesses and even parking lots. Hot and humid weather complicated the cleanup due to mold spores in structures left standing. Abd to add to the misery, there were widespread power outages, which made existing unbearable.
Blurry snapshots of life
Cause confusion and strife
Life’s not tied with a bow
Watch where you dip your toe
Journeys may go adrift
But life’s still a gift
Don’t squint to find the golden egg
Do the boogie with oldpegleg
Hey, you know I’m smitten
Coz I found a lost mitten
A crucial piece of the puzzle
The prize a decadent truffle
Do you want to dance
or draw a Monopoly Chance
Is it me, myself and me
or me, myself and I
Behold the idyllic life and apple pie
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