>Can we leave this girl alone? Why is this news and why do I care? All it’s going to do is make me depressed because now I feel old. I remember watching that drama unfold on television. I was in junior high and was forced to spend the week at my grandparents house because my parents went away on vacation for their anniversary. Add to that the threat of wildfires engulfing the town. I remember seeing the smoking billowing over the hills behind my grandparents’ house.
Needless to say, I was not happy at that time. Of course, being 13 years old is miserable in and of itself. Throw in a week at the grandparents and it’s pure hell.