Monday, April 24, 2006

My buddies in Baltimore MD are homeless thanks to Mother Nature

Show of hands, who remembers the thunderstorms that ripped through our area this morning?

Whoa! Feel the breeze from those hands flyin' through the air.

Now, those storms first decided to do a little damage down in Baltimore MD before they made their way to PA. And that damage was sending a bolt of lightning down to strike our friends', Vince and Shell's, home last night.

Their second floor was completely torched. And the rest of the house sustained major water damage. Add on the fact that the rain is still coming through the area and they're looking at some serious hard times ahead of them.

Shell lost her dad and step dad only two years ago. Her mom passed away over eight years ago. She had all of her parents' photos, memorabilia, furniture, etc. in the house. And now she has nothing left of her mother, her father, or step-dad.

Of all the things that can be destroyed in a house fire, photos and trinkets from relatives long since passed on are the worst to lose. And I know all about that first hand.

If you check out the flickr thingy I have in my sidebar, you'll see who I'm talking about. They are the ones whose son was just married this past December.

Please send prayers and positive thoughts their way.

8 comments:

S.I.D. said...

Now the kind and decent thing to do would be for you to invite them to stay,they end up wanting to stay forever,a big fight ensues and you take pics and post them here?

No??

Ok then, positive thoughts going their way.

Tony said...

yeesh! that bad, huh?

good thoughts from me to them, too!

Sangroncito said...

How awful. I can't imagine losing all my family photos. That's why I've been uploading them to Flickr and to my computer...so they're always there, no matter what.

I hadn't heard of this storm. My thoughts are with your friend.

Mr. Fabulous said...

I started to sweat just reading this post. A house fire has always been my biggest fear, especially here in FL, the lightning capitol of the world.

From the bottom of my heart I wish them the best.

Jaded&Opinionated said...

My prayers are with your friends!

CrankyProf said...

Prayers sent -- and do they need anything? Can we donate?

Rowan said...

thats just terrible!
I have no photos of my daughter prior to the age of 2.
I hate that and it's my worse nightmare that I'll lose all remaining photos and stuff I have of everyone else.
Indeed I'm sending good thoughts their way

Maidink said...

To all ~ thank you for the positive and kind words. They have been verbally reiterated to my friends. Our friends are currently holed up in their camper in their backyard (gotta love us rednecks). They aren't in "need" of anything yet. They're now doing the inventory thing and trying to figure what's needed. I'll let everyone in the blogworld know if a makeshift donation drive will be created.

Again, thank you all.