Today is a holy day, the 27th anniversary of the almost big one, the Loma Prieta quake of 1989. Had the San Francisco Giants not been playing the Oakland A’s at Candlestick Park, an untold more than 42 people would have died driving through on the Cypress Structure, a 1.6 mile double decker length of pavement, four lanes on top and four on the bottom, held up by concrete pillars which seemed to domino on that day.
But this is old school – and I cried old school as I typed out this tribute, to Melissa E. Maxwell, my friend and fellow cafeteria coworker who moved on twenty-five years ago, one of forty-two souls who died on the Cypress Structure.
Click here to get to the pdf, lovingly typed on my IBM Selectric II back in 2014 or see below. Remember Loma Prieta.