A bolt out of the blue

 

Shown here (l-r): Larry and Marilyn Shapiro; Eli Helfand's wife, Marty; Marilyn's cousin, Marsha Helfand; and Eli Helfand.

When I was six years old, I loved summer storms. As the sky turned dark, the thunder clapped, and the lighting shot across the sky, I would watch from the safety of our living room window. My mother assured me that the noise was just God bowling.

When I was 16, I loved summer storms. By that time, my parents had purchased a cottage on Willsboro Bay in Upstate New York.  From the safety of our porch, I would watch the rain come down in sheets and the waves rock our boat that was moored 200 yards off shore. 

When we moved to Florida, I still loved summer storms. But I soon learned to respe...



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