Kevin and LW, I am very sorry for your losses! That is awful. I guess it's definitely worth it to seek shelter during a thunderstorm! I can see why outside sporting venues get delayed when lightning passes through.
Many years ago, when I was 12, my mother and I were watching a lightning storm pass through. She said something about the lightning getting close, and how she wanted me to stay in the garage. Well, being a 12 year old know-it-all, I tried to convince her that it was safe outside by running out into our cul-de-sac and holding up a metal baseball bat with one hand.
Needless to say: my mother was NOT amused. She dragged me into the garage, and proceeded to chew me out (I thought she was going to spank me; I would have deserved it). I've never heard the woman yell so loudly. Indeed, it was not my finest hour. I'm glad I wasn't killed.
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