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Where does the time go?

Posted Monday, February 2, 2009, at 9:13 PM

Where does the time go? I just noticed I wished everyone a happy holiday on my last chat and here it is February.

We have all shared an interesting week with the ice storm that came through leaving us in the dark.

Power was restored to the Town Crier office on Monday afternoon. Kaye and I have been working from home, used a generator on Monday morning and if all goes well for the rest of the evening, we will have a paper on Tuesday.

I was at home on Saturday hand-writing my weekly column and it brought back memories of the old days when I wrote all of my stories in long-hand before typing it. Those were the days of cut and paste.

I was 40 years old before I ever touched a computer. Now, I don't know how we ever got along without one.

I hope all of the young people out there survived their "days" without their electronics.

It was a different world without electricity. When it goes off for a short time, it certainly makes us appreciate flipping on a light switch.

I was very pleased to see how all of the people in our communities worked together. Shelters were set up, food was shared, neighbors helped move debris, and it was like old times. Our police officers, firemen, first responders, and volunteers deserve a big thank you for being out there and helping.

I have never seen an ice storm cover so much territory and last so long in our area.

I know there are places still without power and it may be weeks before everything is back up and running. Hopefully, this will be the last of winter and spring will come quickly.

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I remember 1957, I think we went 3 weeks without power. The farmers came to help restore the power lines, my father came home one night, he'd had a nose bleed while working that day, laid down his Luckies and never smoked another one. he always reminded us of that. I live near Traverse City, Michigan and we get lots of snow but I would not trade it for the ice and the tornadoes. I still have lots of family in NE Arkansas and I keep everyone in my prayers......Sue (Poe) Sheffield

-- Posted by lpps@bignetnorth.net on Wed, Feb 4, 2009, at 7:07 PM

-- Posted by lpps@bignetnorth.net on Wed, Feb 4, 2009, at 7:02 PM

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Revis Blaylock has been on staff with the Manila Town Crier for over 35 years. She has enjoyed making friends in all the areas that the Town Crier covers. This blog contains her general ramblings about events throughout Buffalo Island. She welcomes your comments and ideas for future stories.
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