WRITEON for Jan 15, 2020
In my tradition, we celebrated the Baptism of Jesus last Sunday...only to be preceded Saturday night by a flooded #C21...and my neighbors suffered more than I did! Oh my, what message am I supposed to be getting?
We could have had tornados all day, or massive trees down and broken this and that...I was so sorry to hear of the 3 deaths in Alabama. The fact that I had two blowers going all night, and some had 4, to dry the floors, walls, and stuff...oh my. Had to move my tutle, currently hibernating, into a smaller box and into my back room. The thunder scared him awake!
What happens when there are disasters, small or great? Well, one thing I noticed was how efficient and helpful Suzanne (our manager) and Roger (chief of maintenance) were! It also drove several of us out into the front and neighbors actually talked to one another. It was a quick way for me to see how little damage I had compared to others who suffered loss. Wet is not a pleasant problem...but there's the Australian fires, earthquakes elsewhere, to say nothing of the terrible plane crash, and the tensions in ours and other governments. For me to have no tornados is #1, though flooding is no fun.
I looked out of my office window and there was a lake! A what? Yup...all that land across from the welfare office was under water...The church down the road into town had the same problem. We need some ditches that actually move the water on...
The police and others came to take some folks over to the community center. Thanks for that! However, we need a big shelter, like the round one in Louisville! Maybe when all that building around the HS into the 'old' park is begun we could think of how to do that! I know we're not rockin' rich, but seems we might need to reconsider how decisions are made so that the common good is met!
I just feel blest.
DON’T FORGET our MLK Legacy Parade and program MONDAY, JAN 20, 2020 beginning @ the walking track, 9AM. We thank our local NAACP, the Parade headed by Dr. Nola Bryant and committee, for helping to remind us of the importance of this day. I found this from REP. JOHN LEWIS, currently suffering from cancer, and in the day suffered and stood up for civil rights with MLK…
“In the last century, this nation has been transformed, and the leadership and vision of the NAACP has been a defining force in the founding of this New America…born out of the crisis during the riots of 1908, the NAACP has labored, sacrificed, and some of its members even died struggling to lead this nation toward a more just, more peaceful society…”