Saturday, June 18, 2016

6/18/16 Report - Lost and Returned Times Two: Class Ring and Keys. Lightning Danger Along Treasure Coast Lately. Increasing Surf.

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Facebook Post Thanking Warren D. for Finding Matthew's Class Ring.

Here is what Warren told me in an email yesterday.

I went back to the beach today and recovered a set of keys that I was looking for yesterday when I got sidetracked to recover a lost school ring.

I didn't know the losses were connected. I found the ring yesterday when the mother and son were on the beach. I found the keys today and returned them to the other mother. Turns out the boys and their mothers all knew each other. The boys were at a big beach beer pong party.

Now they're BUSTED. 

Thanks much Warren!  We need to share good deeds like this.

Keys Returned by WarrenPhoto submitted by Warren D.

In the past I've talked a lot about what types of events lead to things being lost on the beach.  Beer parties, of course, are one of those things.  They involve relatively young active people getting drunk. That is the type of thing that leads to things getting lost.

When you hear of a loss, pay attention to how it occurred.


Lightning Hitting Water At Beach.
Source: Weather Channel

I saw a lot of lightning yesterday. Below is what the National Weather service says about lightning striking the water.

If you are in the sea and a thunderstorm looks likely in the area, there are two ways to cut the risk of getting hit - get out and find some shelter, or swim deeper...

Most of the electrical discharge spreads horizontally rather than vertically. This is bad news for people, who tend to float or swim on or near the surface.
... "If you get out of the water and can't find shelter, it's best to crouch into a ball, rather than lay flat on the floor, as this also raises risks. If you stay in the water, you could try to go deep, but it's unlikely you can hold your breath for long enough to avoid the danger."

Metal detectors can provide early warning.  You can often hear static caused by lightning while it is still a good distance away.

Sudden rain storms also lead to things being lost at the beach, as people hurriedly get up, shake off their blanket, gather their goods and run for cover.


Getting old is a pain in the neck...and the back... and the knee and elbow, and almost everyplace you can think of from time to time.  I've said that the only good thing about getting old is that it is better than the alternative, but there are some other things. 

There are physical challenges, but there is also an accumulation of experience, memories and a certain appreciation for things like youth and family and precious moments, both past and present.


“I hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens who meet one or more of the criteria in section 1 of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of such persons.” 

Guess who said that?  The current president of the U. S.
Many claim that a ban on a class of immigrants would be unconsitutional, but it has been done dozens of times in modern history, including by the current president who issued the above ban on April 23, 2012 to exclude people from Iran and Syria who use computer technology to commit human rights abuses or threaten U.S. national security interests.



The recent shooting at the Pulse night club in Orlando has deep roots in Fort Pierce and White City.  There have been news agencies from around the country and around the world in Fort Pierce lately.  They've been lined up along Midway road in White City and doing interviews with residents down by the inlet and other places in the area.


There is a disturbance over Yucatan that has a 40 percent chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours.

The surf will increase on Sunday up to as much as five feet and as much as seven on Monday.

Happy hunting,