Country storm excited city dweller

From our March 2012 issue

By Audrey Cairns – Estevan, Sask.

I recall when niece, Sheryl, and Paul were visiting from Winnipeg. Our farmhouse was a two-storey yellow brick house.

When a storm erupted at 1 a.m., it woke Paul and he came downstairs to see what was going on because all of the windows were being closed.

Sheryl wasn’t fond of storms much and hadn’t heard it, but Paul thought she was missing all this so woke her. He thought it was exciting that the wall phone music never let up.

Farmhouses are usually grounded for lightning strikes, but suddenly the TV was smoking so that was a loss.

One wonders, did a big city get all this like we did on the prairies? They are so surrounded by other buildings so perhaps they didn’t experience as much as we did.

I think city people missed a lot of what happened in the country.