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There's an Earthquake?

Updated on November 25, 2009

There's An Earthquake?

Growing up in Alaska was quit an adventure!

Every winter we saw ice and snow by the tons.

Long dark days and nights.

Wind so strong it was all but impossible to even stand outside.

As harsh as the long cold winters were, there was beauty all around.

The trees would sparkle like diamonds.

The night sky so clear it seemed you could reach right up and touch the Big Dipper and the North Star.

And the Northern Lights! Oh, how they danced!

On any given day there would be moose, or fox, maybe a bear or two.

And earthquakes.

One morning I woke up to get ready for school and our cabin started to shake!

The pictures were shaking on the walls and dishes were rattling in the cupboards!

This was the big one we had all been warned about!

The house shook and it would not stop!

I ran in to wake my parents!

We looked out the window and there was a big bull buffalo contently scratching his back on the corner of the house!

The school bus came by, slowed a bit, then kept on going.

No school for me that day because 20 buffalo were in my yard!


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    • mistywild profile image

      mistywild 8 years ago from Houston, TX (Proud Texan)

      funny, a buffalo stampede. at least you get out of school :D . I bet the Northern Lights are amazing to see. One day I hope to be able to get up there to see them. thanks for sharing.

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      kysnoopyq42 8 years ago from no where

      lol.. buffalo.. that's amazing.