Well April certainly isn’t leaving peacefully. I was very glad to get the robocall from the city at 2:00 a.m. Saturday morning. I had already been awakened by the lightening, but had not yet seen the alert on my phone. I am ordinarily not much moved by the storm warnings, but when they mentioned tornadoes sighted near Rector, I decided to take my pillow downstairs. Carol Stone and I texted each other as we hunkered down in our safe spots. I am glad to say we were able to go back to bed before 3:00. If you aren’t on the call list you can be put on it at the water department. It is a good way to get weather alerts and other important time sensitive messages.
Again, we were fortunate while others were not. Our thoughts go out to those who lost homes or loved ones in the tornadoes that swept across the country over the weekend. Now we are looking at the dangers of flooding. Lakes and rivers are all at flood stage now and more rain is in the forecast. I urge everyone to pay attention to the weather and the warnings and stay safe.
Evacuations are underway in several areas. Take this seriously. It is better to be safe than sorry. If you come across water over the road, turn around. Don’t drive through it. Just a few inches of water can wash a car off the road.
They do say the rain should be over by mid-week. With graduation scheduled for Friday, we are glad to hear that. I love graduation time. High school graduation is a major life changing event. Whether one goes on to college or goes to work, graduation marks the transition from child to adult. You finally have responsibility for yourself. It is an awesome realization. As you move on toward the rest of your life, you will make decisions every day that direct your course. You will make mistakes. Just learn the lesson and go on. It’s your life. Make it good, make it worthy and make it fun.
Rain or wind or not, it is the first of May. May Day, the day we used to make baskets of flowers to hang on door knobs and wrap ribbons around a Maypole as a way to mark the first day of May. A century ago May 1, was dubbed International Workers Day, to recognize the contributions of our migrant and immigrant workers. This year the White House has declared May first as Loyalty Day. So, we have many ways to choose to celebrate. Across the USA this year, today will be a day of protests as we recognize the strife surrounding our current immigration status.
That’s all for this week. Please take care. Let me know what is going on with you and I will be glad to share it with my readers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Phone number (870) 595-4997.