Lots of thanks go to Susan @ southerndaydreamer.blogspot.com for hosting this day.
This post will be a little different than others today, but it is dear to my heart and I would like to share with you, if you will let me.
Hurricane Season started June 1 and we have already had one tropical storm form off the east coast of the US even the day before the season started. Many of our blogging friends live in areas that could be effected by a hurricane or even a strong tropical storm.
I take you back to Sept 13, 2008, as Hurricane Ike came ashore at the east end of Galveston. Ike was the third most destructive hurricane to make landfall in the US. Some people who foolishly remained on the Bolivar Peninsula, are still missing. The Peninsula bore the brunt of Ike’s right front quadrant, the worst part of a hurricane.
This is where I lived before marrying Roy and it was and is a very dear place to me.
This was my daughter’s beautiful three story front row home, she sold just weeks before the hurricane. We only found pieces of her siding.
This was the house next door to her.
Houses behind her.
Local Gas Station
My brother’s house
My house I sold in 2001, did come out better than most, but it blew in front doors and so the inside was in bad shape.
They estimated that the lost homes exceeded 80% and could top 95%.
Why am I showing this? We need to be aware of blogging friends who could be affected by a hurricane in 2009 or some other devastating quirk of nature and be ready to help if we can, at least pray for them and let them know you are thinking of them.
Thanks for letting me share this post with you.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!