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Hurricane Isabel - Is everbody alright?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2003 3:29 am
by james forrester

I heard about your website from my distinguished little sister Kathryn Forrester Thro and joined a while ago. I know that many of you are still living in Virginia and Maryland, even in our old Home Town of Alexandria and D.C. so I hope everyone is OK!

Kathryn and her husband Professor Michael Thro are fine and living like cave-people down in Norfolk, Virginia. They have not had any power since 8am on Thursday last. Since the onslaught they have rediscovered some of the simple pleasures of life like hot water (which they don't have), electricity (which is expected to be returned on Thursday) and the internet (which will follow shortly from the recovery of electricity). She is fine and they are cooking stored food in the fireplace or on a little butane stove that Michael (her Husband) fired up over the weekend. Keep in mind that Norfolk has Tropical temperatures so don't worry. She will assuredly let everyone know when the lights come back on.

Can you imagine an entire week without power? We had one day of it back on August 14 here in NYC and that was quite enough-Thanks! I would have de-volved and "bugged out of the dug-out" if our August experience had extended into the weekend. I have a new profound respect for my pioneer sister.

Well, hope everyone is OK. Just wanted to let you know that she is surviving and will be in touch shortly.

Te Quiero old amigos!

James in New York

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 7:04 pm
by Jeanette Healey Jones
Hi, James, I am an old friend of your sister's. Perhaps she told you we had been in contact recently. I asked her about how you were, and she told me you are working in New York City. It is nice to be in contact with people I haven't seen or heard of in years.

Hope you are well and enjoying New York. Kathryn has some photos I sent her of the last reunion she can share with you, in case you haven't seen them.

Take care.