Sunday, October 23, 2005

Bravery after Wilma

Often when disaster strikes, stories of human bravery begin to surface when the storm clouds clear. Those "help your neighbor" kind of stories that bring tears to your eyes and give you goosebumps. Wilma will be full of these kinds of tales of self sacrifice and caring where folks risk their lives to help others. I'd like to share a few that I have run across so far.

Here several brave men, with no regard for their personal safety, trudge through flooded streets to rescue these new stoves from certain drowning.

Others come to the rescue of this big screen television. You can clearly see that this TV was stranded knee deep in rising water.

Countless numbers of other expensive electronics and refrigerators were thankfully saved immediately following this terrible storm.Thankfully, no appliances were injured during these daring rescues.

Meanwhile, in Cuba cattle are escorted to higher ground so they might be spared...

Naples prepares for the worst...
...and Fantasy Fest goes on in Key West.


At 5:46 PM, Blogger dondon009 said...

OMG you did this beautifully....
tongue in cheek with a pinch of "bitchin sarcasm" for added flavor!

I do need a new stove... maybe I could rescue one sometime tonite!

Be safe!

At 10:11 AM, Blogger ConnieJane said...

I only need a new cook top... wonder if I could run down to Naples and pick up one up today?

We have weathered Wilma pretty well so far. Power is a definite bonus! Hope she keeps moving quickly out of Florida. Take care Don!

At 11:58 AM, Blogger sttropezbutler said...

You are a hoot dear.


Go Astros

At 3:26 PM, Blogger RED QUILT MAKER said...

Now how in hell did you get those photos of me and my new tv.

I know you are happy for me but did you have to tell everyone.

Now I'm going to have to increase my home security and get another dog.


At 4:31 PM, Blogger Jon-Marc said...

Hey conniejane,

Thanks for your comment on my old blog. Actually I have a new one.


I had to get a new one due to some shitty things going on with the old one.

And I am glad to know Wilma didn't cause as much trouble as she could of done...and glad to know that Fantasy Fest went on in spite of things. Awesome.

Much love,

At 7:25 PM, Blogger dondon009 said...

I read thru Theresa's blog that all is well with you....

Same here and no power loss so I won't have to go into therapy again this year!

Hopefully, this is an early end of Hurricane Season!

Beautiful breeze coming in off the gulf and the A/C is finally off!

At 9:15 PM, Blogger Sublime said...


I saw your sibling answer on The Big Q the other day. I was surprised to see you only have a sister.

All this time, for some reason unknown reason, I truly thought you were STB's Isn't that funny? Not sure why I had that impression! When he posted the marching band picture the other day, I remember thinking, ahh look, there's little ConnieJane too! Too funny...

I guess I'm an idiot or just need to pay more attention.

Take care,

At 11:27 PM, Blogger ConnieJane said...


Hey... I'll claim STB as a brother any day! Truth is, we met through RQM who I AM related to in real life. STB and I have never met in person, only on line and via telephone, but it was instant friendship for me. Can't help loving anyone who's been friends with RQM for all those many years. Both are truly amazing fellows and I love them dearly.

Thanks for the compliment!


Wasn't today great? I lunched with friends at the Pub on Indian Rocks Beach where we sat out on the patio. It was a bit breezy but beautiful and clear.

I'm with you... here's hoping Wilma was the last stormy guest of the season!!!

At 8:35 AM, Blogger sttropezbutler said...

Conniejane and I were siblings in another life.

I just got confirmation of that from Shirley MacLaine.


Go Astros


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