Friday, September 4, 2009

Old Memories

The storm siren was being tested the other day at work & every time I hear it I am reminded of how things used to be. When there was a fire, the siren blew to call the firemen. One time meant city, two county, or it might have been the other way around. Now every one has a pager or radio to call them to action.

It also sounded at noon and that's when the entire courthouse closed for lunch. Most of the offices still close at lunch, but I guess we have a built-in timer of when it is noon...or we watch the clock more than we used to!

1 comment:

Sue said...

When I was a kid, we lived close to the small Long Beach, Ca airport which actually I still do. I remember during the Cuban Missle crisis or whatever it was called, that siren would off at the last Friday of the month without fail. And in elementary school we would have to get on our hands & knees with are arms over our heads! I guess in case the Cuban's bombed us! And we think things are crazy now? Take care.