9.15.2011

The task at hand...

owego
These photos are from our drive through town this morning.

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and this is breaking my heart...



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11 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow. you and your town are in my thoughts and prayers. i was in louisiana in slidell for katrina, so i totally get what you are going through. it's devastating, but you can never let it bring you down. the best you can do is hold your head up and keep on moving towards recovery.

Annie said...

I just got your msg (I think it was from you!) Mary Dowling was my aunt- I am so excited to tell my uncle what you said. He has since left Owego but will be so happy to hear it! Thanks and good luck.

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

It was me, Annie. What a small world! Yes, I went to St Pat's and Mrs Dowling was my first grade teacher. One of my favorite teachers, actually. I was so sad when I heard she had passed away. She was a sweet lady. x, Abbey

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Thanks, Cassie!
x,
Abbey

bellananda said...

i see all those heaps of furniture on curbs and can't help thinking how much i'd like to grab some of the pieces up and refurbish them, and give them back to the families as presents. i can't help thinking "surely, some of it can be saved," but know that that's the last thing on the minds of these stricken folks. all the waste that results from these events, simply because people aren't in a mind to/don't have time to/don't have the money to restore and refurbish items, makes me so ill. i wish i could save it all and fix it all for them -- it wouldn't be the same as 'twas, but it would be something they could put toward their new lives and moving on...

Donna Jeanne Koepp said...

I follow your blog and this situation is heartbreaking. I left a little donation and hope one more drop makes a difference.

sécia said...

Unreal.

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

Bianca said...

How awful Abbey. Our little town went through terrible flooding earlier this year also following years of droughts and homes lost in bushfires, it is just crazy. The hardest part for people is the lack of insurance for flood, the most encouraging thing however is the way people all come together to help one another.

RachelDenbow said...

Oh, Abbey. I hadn't even heard of this until just this evening and am completely at a loss about it. I can't even imagine.

Hoping we can help in some small way and thinking of you guys as you make it through this disaster. So thankful that you and your family are safe. It must be terrible to know your friends are hurting after having lost everything.

its lovely here said...

Abbey, my heart goes out to our family, friends, and all the residents of Owego. I live in Minot, ND, and was one of thousands of people who lost their homes to flooding in June, so I can understand exactly how terrible the devastation is. It will be a long battle to rebuild, but the power of community is simply amazing. There is something to be said for small towns!

Sarah Jane said...

Wow. There's been so much devastation this year (I live an hour from Joplin). It's so sad and yet so amazing how everyone comes together in these moments to pick their lives back up. It's definitely a testament to the perseverance of mankind. Hope you're doing well.

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