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I just want to humbley welcome and thank all of those that take the time to read what I write..Idon't have a particular theme at any given time...just write what I feel compelled to write at the time...Please if you read my blogs ..leave a comment..I would love to know what you think...thanks again and enjoy the journey....

Monday, November 5, 2012

IT'S REAL PERSONAL NOW

Over the years all of us have seen devastation and turmoil all over the world..even in our own country..Being from the East Coast of the United States we haven't really seen too much devastation..I heard in 1955 and 1965 there were catastrophic Hurricanes the completely battered most of the East coast..I was 2 in 1955 and 12 in 1965 and I dont remember either one..But this one ...this Hurricane Sandy I remember quite well and spose I always will..I have to start out saying how lucky my family and I were during this event....lights never went out..the tree in the front yard of my home  as well as the ones in front and behind my daughters home still stand..But a few of my friends as well as the streets across from me lost power...my friends lost it for 6 days..lost all the food in their refrigerator...their car got flooded....across the street from me their power was out for 3 days..I felt so bad and sort of guilty....But it's personal to me ...the Jersey Shore was where my fanily and I used to go every year for two weeks when I was growing up...My parents rented a little apartment type with a kitchen and all right off of the Beach...Long Beach Island..we spent the two weeks along the 18 mile strip of Sea Isle City, Barnegat Light , Long Beach Island, ..we climbed the lighthouse at Barnegat Light several times..we went to carnivals ...I fell asleep on the beach and got sun poison on the back of my legs..so bad that my parents had to hold me over the toilet...I couldnt sit.....Its all gone now..compliments of Hurricane Sandy....I saw the devastation that Hurricane Katrina left in Louisiana and I cried ..It was unbelievable...like ..a war zone..so sad...I felt helpless..as I do now..but watching it on tv now its personal...I knew these places...personally..I've gone to Atlantic City and Wildwood and Egg Harbour and Ocean City with my children..Our footprints are all over New Jersey..When I was 15 I went to Staten Island with a boyfriend and his parents to meet his grandmom...Staten Island is virtually gone...So now I cry for me, for my kids and my grandkids..I cry for the Mayors and the Governors of these states..they have a hell of a job ahead of them and they are taking it personally too...The roller coaster from Atlantic city is in the ocean..The ferris wheel still stands...I know one day we will again vacation in New Jersey...I would bet my bottom dollar on it..I will also bet it won't be the same...

7 comments:

  1. I am so sorry about this Brenda! I hope everything will be rebuild soon and your grandkids can get beautiful new memories there!

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  2. I am glad that you and your family are okay, but I am sad none the less for all the families who lost loved one's or have to start over from the bottom. Starting over is never easy, but it gives a chance to make dreams come true all over again. I hope that all will be rebuilt soon.

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  3. Such a sad story. It shows that even if Sandy did not directly destroy your home that it did have profound effect on you and so many others.

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  4. You express the thoughts of many for those who suffer for being in the path of hurricane 'Sandy'.

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  5. My prayers are going out for all those suffering because of the hurricane right now. Thanks for sharing Brenda.

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  6. Prayers to all who are suffering and to you too Brenda...

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  7. Brenda I am heading to NY Next week This has been so upsetting to me as well

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