Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hazel and Beatrice (The Big Earthquake)

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to our readers in Japan, and readers with family and friends there.

Hazel Nurse
Scary Reflections

After several days of terrifying news from Japan, memories returned of steps we Americans took years ago in case of an atomic attack.  Air raid shelters, air raid drills, and blackouts were part of any day.  Gas rationing and food rationing also existed.  In fact, my Dad wore a white cape and carried a huge flashlight along with other air raid wardens until the “All Clear” was sounded.

I retrieved this little ditty that I wrote during this era:

"Baby Atom"
Baby atom drives so fast
In the fields of science
If we do not guide his steps
We’ll leave this world behind us.

Beatrice Newkirk
The Big Earthquake

It was a very sad thing that happened in Japan. It was a big storm. It was so sad to see how the water could destroy so much and so many people died.

How lucky we are to be alive.

It happened so fast. There are still so many people unaccounted for. Generations washed away. All we can do is pray for everyone.

You never know when something is going happen. That’s why we have to love and help one another.