These Are Your Stories #50 – Snow Day in April?

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Our story today is not a ghost story, but I’m sure it will go down as one of the strangest tales you have heard in RAS history. At least it is for me. Why? This is true and it happened to me. Before I tell my story there is a fact that you should know. WE don’t get much snow in the Pacific Northwest. Not during the winter and most certainly NOT in April. 

Sunday was like any other day. I went to church, met my nephew Chad for dinner at the local mall, and watched some sports on TV. It was, generally, a good day. However, I did catch some of the local news and they said that it would snow that night. I laughed and said, “Yeah Right!” Little did I know that my life was about to be turned upside down.

I went to bed thinking of the absurdity of a snowstorm. During the night there arose such a clatter that I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Snow! And not just any snow, but at the end of it, we had at least six inches of the stuff. What was the matter? Well, a tree fell in my backyard. It struck a second tree and it also came down with a crack and a thud.  Both landed on a shed. It took out the power line to the shed and that caused the whole house to go dark.  I killed the breaker to the shed and reset the power it came back up.  (See the photo!) – Ron 

That was not to be the end of my story. You see a lot of trees came down in Vancouver taking out power lines, cars, and buildings. Not a good day for our fair city. Our neighbor, Portland, Ore, reported over 400 trees taken out by this storm. There were periodic power outages all day. So, I didn’t power up any of my computers and this has put this week’s podcast in jeopardy. 

This Week’s Podcast:

Honestly, I don’t know what I am going to do this week. But, you can listen to whatever this podcast will be on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from Apple Podcasts, stream it on Stitcher Radio, or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Thursday at 10:00 pm and Sunday Night at 11:00 PM (EST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link

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