As I stated in a previous post the Old Salt and I have just returned from a whirlwind trip through the South. We escorted my mother around the land of her birth where we visited with the southern half of my extended family. While I have many pictures to share and some great tales to tell I first must show you what we encountered on our drive south.
We left St. Louis and traveled through southern Missouri, southern Illinois and Kentucky and all we saw was:
Too Many houses in floodwater
Too Many miles of highway surrounded by water
Too many places that could not be reached without a boat.
Too many people without places to live.
Too many lives, homes and businesses destroyed
When we crossed over into Alabama and Georgia we started to see
Too many stands of tall pines that looked as if a giant with a weed whacker had been there.
Too many piles of what use to be a home
Too many trees decorated with personal items and building materials
Too many homes destroyed
Way, way too many homes destroyed
Too many acres covered in piles of rubble
Too many people in need of shelter, food and clean up help.
Too many towns over burdened with shortages and need
Too many people in need of prayer.
And, all of this two to three weeks after the storms.
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