Yep, there was a flood in Oroville.  The history of the flood is quite interesting - check it out at your local library!  Better yet, go to Oroville and find the answers there! :-)

An old electric railway system that was likely brand-new to the passengers in this photo

I am always intrigued by old photos of groups of people.  I look in their faces and wonder what they did with their life (knowing that they are all long-since gone).  Not so much wondering 'what they became' in this world, but rather whether or not they had used that life they possessed and lived it well.  I use photos like this to remind myself that each one of us is but on this earth a brief while and to be sure to (to quote from H.D. Thoreau's, Walden Pond); ".... live deep and suck out all the marrow of Life; to put to rout all that was not life and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived..... ".   One of the many things I love about flying is that it compels you to be in the moment and for me I find it one of most joyous physical expressions of the 'rapture of being alive".  So much of our lives we spend thinking about the past and about the future; so seldom to we take time to live in THIS moment that we are living in and occupy.  Yesterday is history and for all we know, tomorrow may not even come.  I see these faces in this photo and I can almost hear them whispering; "Live deep and live fully!  For your time here, is but a moment and will pass".

Good Flights!!!

Below graphic designed by: Jeff Bucchino,
"The Wizard of Draws" (copyright owner)

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