It was all about shake, rattle and roll last night. Nearby Hollis Center was the epicenter for a 4.0 magnitude earthquake, that was felt throughout the New England states and as far away as western New York. We don't get or feel them often, as a matter of fact the only other one I ever felt in my life was back about 25 years, while I was watching Monday Night Football. Back then, I grabbed a flashlight and headed outside, because I thought for sure a back wall of the house had come tumbling down. It was about a 5 second rumble. Last night was different. It started as a long, large rumble building to a BIG thump with a constant shaking sensation. At first I thought it was one of the large cattle trucks passing the house. When they are empty and pass by, there is a long, continuous crashing, thundering sound as they approach and then pass. I was sitting in the den and after about 3 seconds I called to Elenka in the kitchen, "It's an earthquake!" I believe, from starting bang to finishing roll, it was about 15-20 seconds in duration. I went to the kitchen and stood in the middle of the room and rode out the final, distant roll of thunder. They say it sounds like a freight train a comin', and I must say that was just what it sounded like, with the train coming right through the house. At a nearby soccer game, news reports say the bleachers shook and fans scrambled wildly and you could actually make out a landroll as it moved across the field. That must have been something to witness. My photo today is a reminder of that scene at the train tracks in the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Richard Dreyfuss was in the cab of his pickup and things were a 'shaken all over'. A bit what we experienced last evening at 7:12 PM.