Somehow, a visit FROM a dentist is far less forboding than a visit TO a dentist. For those of us at Afton Station, not one but two dentists came through our doors early this morning and the experience couldn't have been more pleasant. Father, from Stayton, Oregon and son from Sublimity Oregon were in the area visiting relatives and decided to do a bit of exploring, particularly to the town of Cardin, OK where the dad grew up. You might remember that Cardin was one of two towns that became Superfund sites about 20 years ago due to contamination of air, water, and soil from former lead and zinc mines. Both towns were abandoned in the past few years and there is nothing left to see there. Our visiting dentists wanted to bear witness to this tragedy with their own eyes and were going to do so as soon as they left Afton.
Looks like another storm is on the way. The wind is picking up and the TV meteorologists are suggesting the possibility of moderately severe storms later. A good night to be home, warm and dry.