Chandler's opening lines in Red Wind is one of the all-time great 'hooks' in 20th century writing. You can't not read-on after that setting has been thrust upon you.
Those winds can do strange things to a soul...
Father Bill got up and played with the Sons at their Charlottesville Christmas concert. Grandma was in the audience at the table next to ours. Lots of others came onstage for a number or two as well, to include Love Canon, a band playing folk instruments covering 80s tunes from Staunton. Great show. They just got back from Europe, and will be in Richmond a week from Friday.
Bill must be a proud man.