Pumpkins growing in a neighbor's front yard and the delicate spires of the Blue Mist shrub.
Laura lived her entire life in the same house in Boonton Township. A home loving person, Boonton Township and her school, Rockaway Valley School, were the centers of her world. The scenes on Pepperidge Road continues to unfold in step with the seasons, and it is easy to imagine she would have been pleased with what she might see here right now.
Our thoughts are with all those whose lives have been greatly disrupted by Hurricane Ike in Texas, especially pediatric cancer patients. At Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, I read that last night the patients were going to be moved into the hallways during the storm to protect them from possible flying glass from windows suddenly breaking from high wind. And, if the power stays out for long, the weeks ahead will no doubt be even tougher for children needing chemo, and blood and platelet transfusions.
What could it have been like to be right in the storm? This is a blog entry from a journalist that gave a particular sense of what it could have been like.