Playing Qwixx and other games by candlelight after Irma knocked out the power is a favorite hurricane memory. Just being in the storm with family instead of in our own place made it more adventure–less drudge/danger. Not literally, but in the way it felt.
Donna Smith says
Storms are the things that can tear families apart, or bring them closer together, stronger for the weathering.
Your picture and words say much about your family’s strength and love.
Beth Brody says
I have a very clear memory of…ok, we’re going back in time: the NYC blackout of ’65 (I think). I remember reading a beautiful picture book of Abraham Lincoln by candlelight, and feeling very much like a young Lincoln myself, as he read by candlelight, too. It was a scary time for me, but at that moment I felt safe.
You’ve captured a lovely memory, Laura, and I’m glad it was that for your family. What a scary weekend that was!