I know what you’re thinking: “Hmmm, first it was five, then four, now one, just ONE fascinating find for this month?” I’m not pulling a fast one on you, I promise. There is a good reason that I’m only sharing one story—and it’s not because my wingnuts are still twisted too tight, or because I couldn’t find anything interesting enough. It’s because, in my mind, the following is the most important point to ponder as we go in to the new year. Ready? Here it is:
“It was many years ago that villagers in Downstream recall spotting the first body in the river. Some old timers remember how spartan the facilities and procedures were for managing that sort of thing. Sometimes, they say, it would take hours to pull 10 people from the river, and even then only a few would survive.