We hadn’t paid attention to the news. It was too late to leave.
So we were ill-prepared when Hurricane Celia slammed into Corpus Christi.
I was only 3 years old on August 3, 1970, but my memories are vivid. We sat in the hallway in the middle of the house, closed all the doors, and I ate animal crackers while my stepdad played the guitar.
All the while, I heard what sounded like freight trains encircling outside our house.