In 1972, Cliff's brother, Phil, told us he was buying forty acres of river bottom land near a certain town. Although it was only fifteen miles from where we lived back then, I had never heard of the town.
In 1973, the double-wide trailer in which Phil and his family lived was washed away when the Missouri River flooded out of it's banks. Along with everything else he owned.
In 1975, we bought a place in that same area. Our first priority was that it be above all flooding. We're on one of the highest points around, and unless there's a flood of biblical proportions, we're safe.
During the flood of '93, we did have a problem getting home one day. Every road we tried was flooded. But as for our house and most of our property? We're high and dry.
Just in case you were wondering.