Sunday, September 11, 2011

The remains of the week

Dear Friends,

Remember this?
Post Hurricane Irene, Labor Day weekend 2011.
And this?
October 2009

Well, this is what it looked like on Sept. 8:

Hurricane Lee, 2011
Hurricane Lee came through our area, and while the little creek near my house caused some flooding downstream, the big news was the big river, the Susquehanna.

It rose to new heights and flooded many parts of Northeastern Pennsylvania, including nearby West Pittston and Duryea, and Bloomsburg, where hubby and I attend the wonderful fair every year.  Many people lost their belongings, and their homes were severely damaged.  I even saw a video of a cottage floating downstream in Wyoming County, bobbing along until it smashed into a bridge.  The historic Dietrich Theater is closed until further notice.  They had planned their fall film festival for next week.

In the midst of all this, we are remembering those lost on September 11, 2001.  Like the day JFK was shot, many of us know exactly where we were when the planes hit the Twin Towers.  I know we are all thinking of those who suffered terrible losses that day.  Please take this opportunity to pray for world peace, and peace in our country.

Here are some ways to promote peace, or help in a small way if you can:

  • Katherine Dunn at Apifera Farm introduces Healing Creatures. 
  • The Wyoming Valley chapter of The American Red Cross is seeking donations to help those affected by the flood. 
  • I Am Enough may help you bring peace to yourself.
Until next time, be safe, my friends.


  1. peace and love to you, my dear friend <3 *hugs*

  2. I wish you the same, Chel. Thanks for being my friend!

  3. rushing water both frightens
    and comforts me;
    power that I can't control
    takes me outside of my comfort zone
    in startling and delicious ways.
    So sorry for the pain
    ...praying for beauty to come of it.

  4. Our river can be very scary, Jennifer. I like to visit this creek during all seasons. It brings great comfort to me...but it harmed a lot of people this past week.

    Thank you for your good wishes and prayers. Many people here could use prayers right now!