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Remember Bobbarama

Posted by cotojo on October 24, 2007

Our good friend Bobbarama needs our thoughts and our prayers. Bob is located right in the way of the dreadful fires that are currently sweeping through the Great State of California.
I would like you all to add your name to this post and then pass it on to someone else so that we can send Bob our best wishes and let him know that we care about him and that we are thinking about him.
Please copy this post, post it on your blog and pass it on and let’s all let Bob know we are with him during his time of need. Also spare a thought for all others caught up in this devastating fire and the brave efforts to control it.

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6 Responses to “Remember Bobbarama”

  1. cotojo said

    Deborah – Thank you. Many of us know of others through blogging that are located in the affected areas, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of them.


  2. Deborah said

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know quite a few people within close proximity in California.

  3. cotojo said

    MaryAnn – No you didn’t sound like an idiot at all 🙂

    I have been watching reports about the fires that have caused so much destruction and it seems that although they know it is more or less an annual thing they do not have the resources when most needed. It seems that they cut services back to the bare minimum in so many places, and then it’s a case of too little too late!!

    Fires like that spread so rapidly and out of control, and it is fortunate that there are only a few victims, which is sad in itself. The damage to so many homes is beyond comprehension really and many people will be devastated.

    The likes of Bush jump on the bandwagon with sympathetic words, but they are of no comfort to anyone really are they? He’s more interested in taking on Iran than wha is happening in his own back yard.

    My thoughts go to you and everyone else in California and hope that these flames of destruction are soon extinguished.

    Take care my friend 🙂


  4. saboma said

    I reckon that I sounded like an emotional idiot, didn’t I, Colin?
    I’ll bet that you’re unaware that Maryannaville is located in California. I’m from the area that’s on fire. As it stands, I’m still closer to it than the UK is. We’re not all that far away even now plus that, I maintain old friendships for years and years. It’s just my style of doing those types of things. Bobbarama will be in good company in Southern Cal and in the company of those who support one another, professionally or not. The good news is that it looks like it won’t be another Katrina after all. He’s very fortunate.

    The darndest thing is that our firefighters had just been laid off statewide. They’re now back on payroll. This type of snafu happens often although it doesn’t happen every year, it still happens almost like clockwork including the Santa Ana winds.

    Now there is an investigation regarding arson. Moreover, when that happens, the one(s) caught is/are generally angry fire personnel who had been relieved of their duties and are looking at financial ruin due to it or that’s the historical version of the stories so far.

    Additionally, it has been reported that 6 charred bodies have been found as I’m typing this comment. Four of those six were located in one of the migrant worker camps in the area. I am very familiar with the surrounding areas.

    The northern range of California known as the Sierra Madres are also ablaze. We only had 11 personnel to dispatch to that area to help out the others stationed in the mountain post located in that area. Moreover, our air quality went down the drain Wednesday evening although its the pits to begin with. That is because of being in a valley surrounded by these mountains. Heck, it only takes an hour to get where the fires are on this side of the state.

  5. cotojo said

    MaryAnn – I’m pretty certain that many of us would also do whatever we could to help if we were nearer.

    I’ve watched it on news reports here and yet again there is so much damage done, and much of it can never be replaced. It’s worse when that know that this happens every year but seem to be pretty unprepared for when it happens.

    I guess it’s much the same in many countries, they cut services back to the bone then mayhem ensues when they are needed most.


  6. saboma said

    Heck, if I was closer to the areas where Bobbarama might be dispatched, I’d do more than remember him. I’d personally put him up and feed him well too boot.

    As it stands, the smoke is darkening the sky here in Central California and there’s no relief until Friday, the weather news folks report. The damage won’t just go away overnight, either, therefore the ones who had been laid off will definitely have employment through this year’s fire season. Why they were laid off is beyond me because every year there is a fire that’s out of control. That’s why its fire season for us. It’s as regular as clockwork every year. It’s the “same bat station, same bat time”.

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