Manage episode 339527738 series 3293377
In the dark January night Don Mary Lee and Brian set out for the Indiana Library. It was a warm day in Pennsylvania in January in the early 1990's. The snow had been melting all day. Flashflood warning were out. There was water on Route 286. Then the family car was floating and was in a flood.
Grandpa quickly made a plan to leave the car and when it came time for the family to escape the car he ended up hurting Mary Lee. Grandpa dragged her over the console of the small Chevy station wagon. The floating car sank, the flood was eliminated with a shovel and the evening came to a close. Mary Lee's arm was badly bruised and the car was totaled by the insurance company.
Grandpa loved Grandma deeply and at the moment considered the dragging minor compared to losing Grandma in the flood. Looking back, Grandpa knows he loved well. Grandpa also knows he over-reacted. A few more seconds of thinking could have avoided the haste of the "escape". A bit of caution and good judgement and he may have completely avoided being in the flood.
Produced by David Richman,
Executively Produced by Grandpa Hill
Music & Art: David Richman