AMAZING ONA CREW!

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San Clemente, CA, May 20, 2007


ONA Aisle Walkers!



Kathy Neumann Ziomek
Gail Bush
Angelika Wolfert Villagrana
Margi Mostue
Marla Yehling Engels
Phoebe Lees Stockwell
Gerda Schips Johnson
Fran DiCioccio Hillman



Fran and Kathy



FRAN DICIOCCIO HILLMAN

Read Franīs documentary about the
desperate situation when fire takes over
and there is nothing to do but run for
your life.


THE CALIFORNIA BLAZES, SAN BERNARDINO,
OCTOBER 2003
As it turned out, it's a good thing I didn't 
go to the ONA October 25, 2003 reunion.  
You may have heard about the fires in 
California.  Well, on the day of the ONA
reunion, 10/25, we had the start of a 
really bad fire right here.  We live right 
at the base of the mountains.


We came very close to the possibility of losing our home in the fires. They spread to the North side of us and on the East side. Right behind our home is a great big open area, which is called the wash or flood control. You can't see it from our backyard because of trees and such which act as a barrier.On the other side of the wash is where hundreds of homes burnt. John and I didn't know how close we came until we took a walk up on the wash a couple of days later and saw for ourselves. Then we drove up to 40th St. which is about 8 blocks from here, and saw that the fire had actually jumped the street and had started on our side of the wash. One of our neighbors from that area told me that there were about 150 people watering down the homes and trees, etc. up there with hoses and running bucket brigades from pools putting out fires. So, I really believe that these people saved us and our neighborhood. It has been a very hot and dry year, so if the fire had caught on our side, it would have just come up to our home and beyond. The smoke and wind were very intense. Can't even describe it. We were told to evacuate. The police came through, door-to-door telling us we had to leave. Can't even begin to tell you what that felt like. What do you take? We loaded our cars, which included the animals, started down the street, and then decided to turn around and come back. Why,because they blocked all the surrounding streets so, once you were out, they wouldn't let you back in. We backed the cars in so we could make a hasty getaway if we felt in eminent danger. (Now, remember, we had no idea it had gotten that close!) So, praise God because He protected us and our neighborhood. So, you see, if I had gone back for the reunion and then started hearing the news about what was happening back here, I probably would have been a wreck! Greetings from Francesca



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