Coffee Talk

Greetings, Coffee Talkers! Day Three of rain, gloom and cold here, so the mug before me has its work cut out for it. It’s spring, right? Checking my seven-day for the better or worse, seems it will get worse before it gets better. Nothing but 40’s and 30’s for the next week. Brrr.

But I have nothing to complain about. Did you see the story about the family in New Orleans whose house went spinning and landed in the street?

Dea Castellanos heard the rain and wind outside as she sat on her living room couch. Her daughter, who has muscular dystrophy, was in another room. The next thing Castellanos knew, the entire house began spinning. Castellanos said she could feel the house whip through a full rotation, and she wound up in a bedroom.


The house and its traumatized occupants were whipped about 30 feet into the street, and survived. Well, the structure — perhaps not so much. Firefighters rescued the daughter, and she was rushed to the hospital where she underwent surgery and is now doing well. Even the family’s pet bird was left standing in the middle of the rubble.

Today’s Topic

It seems impossible that mental images of a certain house in Kansas wouldn’t come to mind after hearing about the plight of the Castellanos family.

What movie traumatized you?

Do flying monkeys frighten you to this day? Do dark forests make you nervous? Does a tornado watch send you into a state of frenzy? Since watching one as a young girl creeping and sweeping across a farm field in classic form, I hate even the mention of tornadoes.

What film still lurks in the dark corners of your mind?

Happy (or Frightful?) Thursday, NewsViewers, enjoy your day, your coffee, and your free chat!

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