Thursday, July 23, 2009

Shake It Up Now, Sugaree, I'll Meet You At The Jubilee

I think that was a close one...we may have dodged a large calibre bullet.
Last week, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand. That is the largest in the world for the year and the biggest here since 1931 when the town of Napier on the North Island was leveled.

258 people were killed.

The good news is that since they had to rebuild the whole city, they decided to go entirely with the architecture of the day, which was Art Deco. Who knew it would become a classic mode for the ages? Today Napier and South Beach, Florida and considered the two best preserved Deco towns on earth.
And guess who likes that style?
Yep, the little missus.

Every year they have a week long festival with parties costume balls, exhibits street fairs, food, music. A few days before all that is a huge concert at a major winery. The Motown Event will star The Four Tops, The Temptations, Mary Wilson Of The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, And The Miracles. OK, it ain't Michael Jackson, but we will be there. All thanks to an earthquake.
God loves us special.

Possible new exciting work location for "Scoop"?

The latest tremble was really deep in the sea on soft rock and had little effect on anything here. Could have been much worse.
Nothin' shaken on Shakedown Street.


At 3:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had no idea you would get earthquakes! Thought when you said adios to CA that would be over. Yikes! WOW - that is a concert I would love to see - have a blast! I love the deco style tons too :) love robin


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