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It's been quite a week around here. The boys , Kate and I went to see the large Traveling 911 flag , as it was on display at Camp Cedar for two days. It was a flag that had been flying near the site on Sept 11th. It has now been repaired by parts of flags that have survived disasters in other states my volunteers. It pretty amazing to see and to hear about it's history.
Wes finally made me pull the car over and let him drive. (probably a pretty good idea because I was pretty freaked).
When we got there the first thing I did was scan the yard for Paula and Ron. Once I knew they were out of the house, that was one HUGE sense of relief.
But I can honestly say, seeing a fire on TV and feeling bad for the people who have lost there home is one thing.... Standing there watching it happen it completely another. Heartbreaking! They live in a big home in the country that is over a hundred years old, Paula and Ron live their alone now as their 5 children are grown, but it's still "HOME" to all the children and grandchildren. If you follow my blog you may know Paula, she is one of the girls in our Art group. Paula is actually my cousin on my Dads side of the family and Ron is my cousin on my moms side of the family.
It seems the cause was electrical.
Rural fire Departments here are all volunteer. The crazy thing about this volunteer Dept is .... not only was my son here as a fire fighter, but also Paula and Rons Son-in-law and two of their Grandsons.
The first guy at the front of the hose is Jarad ( our son)
( jarad below)
They do so well at staying positive... way better than I imagine I would in their situation, but it has to be so hard. It's overwhelming and hard to know where to start. I helped out the last two days. But realized I'm probably better at things like bringing food ect. I took lunch for everyone Wednesday and Jan did yesterday.
Paula is a lover of family and sentimental keepsakes, photos, genealogy and has many antiques... so I know it's been heartbreaking for her. Although so much was destroyed, there were photos and keepsakes that were also able to be saved with just some water damage. It's just that trying to work is hard, as it's been so cold and wet. Pray for warmth and sunshine.
Please keep Paula and Ron and their family in your prayers.
Thanks my friends!
Love , Vic