Thursday, March 17, 2011
Murder at Granite Falls
But even as I write these words, my thoughts and prayers keep winging back to the people of Japan. I can't even begin to imagine the destruction and the horrific loss of life there, even though the TV, newspaper and Internet provide constant updates.
We were in Hawaii when the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. All through the night, loudspeakers blared throughout our beachfront hotel, warning but also reassuring the guests....and in the middle of the night, the first three floors of the resort were evacuated to shelters at the local high schools. As I was moving our rental car to higher ground, I saw a steady stream of families with fearful children trudging out to shuttle buses, clutching pillows. The tsunami didn't affect the coastline where we were, so we were fortunate. But Japan has faced such a tragedy, I can hardly comprehend it.
What part of the country are you in? We see tornadoes and blizzards in the upper Midwest. Have you been through terrible weather situations? How did you cope?