The day started off with a bang. I was enjoying an early morning phone chat with my daughter Deb when there was a huge whump! that shook the windows, followed by a sound like rolling thunder. What the heck was that?! Had it not been for the after-sound, I'd have thought it was a very nearby tree going down. California born and bred, I've been in any number of earthquakes, but this was not an earthquake. A little later, Judy and I conferred and finally decided it was going to be another of life's mysteries. I went about getting ready for chores and then Judy called again. It had been on the news: it was a meteor! Being Sunday, I had to wait for the five o'clock news for details, but in my mind I envisioned another Crater Lake being formed. Turns out the sound was the sonic boom as the meteor passed overhead and fragmented into rubble. Others had actually seen it pass over. That sucker had to have been close! One mystery solved.
I like happy endings.