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Have special past memories? What will you recall about Hurricane Sandy?

Sunday, November 04, 2012

A spark buddy of mine Anne-Eliz wrote a blog today. It talked about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and what effect will it have on children's memories. It got her thinking about her own past storm experiences as a child. I too have such memories that are precious to me as well.

I wonder how my children will perceive hurricane Sandy. They saw our damage here upstate NY and dealt with the power outage. We as a family thanked, prayed, GOD for keeping us safe. Again I wrote of the giant tree that fell between our home and my mini van. Mere inches away from either to the left or right and serious damage would have occurred. As a family we still ate together at thr table for all our meals by battery operated lanterns given us our only light. I still cook on my propane stove top lit by battery operated lanterns. DH made a meal or two on the bbq grill on the porch. We played board games, cuddled and listen to the radio. We still prepared for Halloween for trick or treaters and we most certainly dressed up to go out and trick or treat as well. Knocking hard on doors cause no ones bell worked. LOL! It was nice to see how many people still open their home and gave out treats. We on the other hand only open the door twice than left the giant bowl of treats with a Happy Halloween note saying "Please take some candy" . We can't be at two places at once.

I am thinking now we should not have mentioned all the death tolls and injuries we heard on the radio each day. But then again we are comfortable be honest with our children about disasters and deaths. We had to be after all the loved ones lost last year (the hardest on us all my beloved brother lost battle to cancer). Hopefully they did not pay attention and we will not dwell on it in front of the kids anymore. I want my kids to feel safe and secure.

Do you have special past memories? And what will you recall about Hurricane Sandy?
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    I have lots of memories of doing homework at the kitchen table with my siblings and the power going out of several occasions. The oil lamp was lit, and we did our work all the same.

    I didn't have your experience with Sandy, but was updated on the storm and aftermath with the news. As for me, my memories are tornadoes and flooding.

    Glad to know you and your family are doing alright.
    2205 days ago
  • NANT406
    I'm fortunate that I live in an area that doesn't get hurricanes. What I remember most is watching the news with my roommates mom and thinking about you/your family and praying you were safe. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2206 days ago
    I remember one strom as a child in Rhode Island. Dad stayed home from work and we all stayed in one room. I remember that the eye of the storm passed right over us. We went outside briefly and it was strange to have things so calm after such ferocious wind and rain and the knowledge that it was start up again.
    2207 days ago
    Gee, I feel like a celebrity, getting mentioned in your blog!

    One of the things I noticed and commented on elsewhere, was how events like this storm, seem to bring out the need to be in touch. I heard from not only the family members with whom I'm routinely in touch, but family, friends, even acquaintances , some of whom I had not heard from in quite some time.

    2207 days ago
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