Sunday, March 16, 2008


It is spring break at my daughter's college, and she left today on a long-planned trip to see a friend--in Atlanta. Perfect timing. She had originally planned to go in January, but plans fell through, and the day she would have left, Atlanta had a snowstorm.

We thought the weather would be better in March, but the tornadoes Friday night and Saturday afternoon proved us wrong. Her friend's father's home survived the storm, but many neighboring houses were damaged and, of course downtown Atlanta and other neighborhoods are quite a mess.

I really didn't want her to go, but am happy that she has arrived safely. It won't be quite the trip she imagined, but she is glad to be there. And, as inadequate as it sounds, I hope Atlanta recovers quickly from the devastation left by the tornadoes.

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