Wednesday, August 31, 2011

people who live in lace houses

shouldn't stow thrones

(i've been speaking with friends whose towns have become islands
because of damaged and downed bridges, and destroyed roads.
all are getting by, neighbor helping neighbor.
what a mess.
but what a great state.)

17 comments:

Amin said...

Yes,this is very sad to lose the own house,own town

Birdman said...

Where exactly do we 'stow thrones'? Plumming supply outlets?
Vermont, don't quit!

Malyss said...

The storm is gone, but the damages left behind will last much longer..on earth, and in minds..

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The true character of a place and its people is being seen around the state. I think that you will also in the days and weeks to come see teams from other areas coming to help in the recovery.

Bises,
Genie

Doug Hickok said...

It is stunning to see the images in the news of the damage and flooding. Even more stunning that a hurricane would make it all the way up into New England to do this. Hope you are doing well.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very nice, we have a few of these lace designs at home.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's always heartening to see how folks pull together at times like this, makes it a little easier to get going again! Not easy, but keep your spirit up Brattcat.

Sharon said...

I just this minute heard a story on the news about how supplies were being air lifted into Vermont communities that have been completely cut off from the rest of the state by floods and washed out roads.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have never seen Vermont on the news as much as the last few days. Too bad it is for a natural disaster. i think the people of Vermont would pull together and help each other a lot more than other places.

Don't unplug your hub said...

When disaster strikes the real side of human nature always comes through.

JM said...

Cuuute! :-)
New images of the floods are on the news everyday, what a devastation!

Elenka said...

Happy belated birthday, Ms. Cat. Sorry I didn't see your cake, blame Time Warner.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Hope you and Mr. Cat had a great day, even with all the misery around you. Hope your homestead didn't suffer any damage.

Sharon Creech said...

This reminds me of England, where so many houses have these curtains at their windows. And it is so sad, the destruction wrought through Vermont, that beautiful state.

Jilly said...

We often see the best of ourselves in disasters - neighbour helping neighbour. Just hope Brattleboro gets through this without too many lasting scars but perhaps with new friendships.

Irina said...

I am so sorry.

Arija said...

Sometimes a natural disaster can unite the population and bring out the best in most of them.

I have to smile at how reliant people have become on modern conveniences: electricity, water and the supermarket. With storm conditions you can catch any amount of water that runs off your roof and fill buckets which can fill bathtubs where you can store enough water for a family for at least a week. In summer there is enough daylight so lights are not necessary and with a little ingenuity, I could feed the family from my pantry and garden for quite some time. Maybe I just believe in being self-reliant.

Rambling Round said...

So sad to see crumbling covered bridges on video & read about the devastation but so heartening that people and towns are pulling together through this!