Monday, November 28, 2016


A contact  in  the New Zealand  capital , Wellington , sent  details  about  the  effect of  the  recent    earthquake on  the  city. Of  particular  note   was  the fact that she had  worked  for  12 years in  a  large building , near  the  distinctive  beehive  parliament house  and  cathedral ,  which  has  been abandoned and condemned  because  of  damage caused  by  the  quake .  Torrential rain and  a  high  tide had added to  the  chaos on  the waterfront and  roads .  An unusual  event  involved an  overwound  grandfather  clock , which  had  not worked for  10  years,  jolted  into  action ,  three  minutes  slow , but not corrected in case it  stops .