ON THE BACK BURNER

August 29

I got a call from the city's emergency response saying that sand bags will be available and gave me the locations. Then I got another call telling me that Albee Farm Rd . was flooded from Bird Bay to Lucaya . These are my streets of choice when I come and go from Bird Bay. These messages are getting a little to close to home. Right after Katrina, I signed up and passed the requirements from the Red Cross to open and run a shelter to house people affected by the hurricane. When I got the call to go, they wanted a three week commitment . I could commit to two, but not three weeks. We were living with and helping our daughter and her family and I felt that I could leave Bob for that time only. So, I had to pass up that mitzvah. But a son, son in law and daughter did go and help, two as first responders and one as a clean up crew member. Now the Red Cross is once again setting up shelters and helping provide services, this time for Harvey. I still can't go to help them, but my prayers and thoughts are with them as they do the work that they are trained to do.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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