Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
Both the suddenness and severity of Tuesday afternoon's storm caught me by surprise. I was over twenty miles from home when I almost became stuck on an access road in Platte Woods. Rather than offering brief "hello"s as I went about my business, I asked a dozen people a playful but somewhat serious question. "Can I spend the night at your home?" Even though they scarcely knew me, all assented without a moment's hesitation. A couple women even took it a step further. "'l'll keep you warm, baby," one promised. That's why I love this town.