Sunday, November 04, 2012
My heart is heavy for all those that nasty storm has impacted. My childhood memories are on the New Jersey shore, where I grew up. My first everything is there, on the beaches, the rivers, the sailing, fishing, sunrises and sunsets over the sea. My first loves, first kisses, learning to swim, to drive, Easter Sunday on the boardwalk after church, saltwater taffy from Criterion which was then on the boardwalk in Asbury Park. Sea Bright was where we hung out, learned to surf (sort of) played flag football and went to dances at the beach clubs. ALL GONE! Rockaway in New York and Coney Island, Staten Island with its charming neighborhoods and the fabulous Staten Island Ferry so horribly damaged.
I pray for a rapid recovery and I grew up there, so I know the strength of will of those people. But these are hard times beyond what any of them or us anticipated as the storm rolled in. Please send your most positive thoughts and any prayers you have to help those in need. If you can donate to the cause, do that as well. We ARE all in this life together and we need to be willing to help out when there is tragedy and need. God Bless everyone. May there be a rainbow after this storm