One Year Ago…

There was more river than we had ever seen…

We were an island…and so was almost everyone we know…

Many of our friends had their lives changed forever…

Our house was full…

The streets were empty…

Neighbor helped neighbor as best they could…

We watched friend’s houses go downstream…

We cried…

 

We ar embarking the anniversary of the flooding this weekend in Lyons. It’s a very mixed thing. I feel happy to be here, happy to be a part of this town, sad for so many friends whose lives have been, and are still, so disrupted. Sad for all those who aren’t home yet. Sad when I see the scars that are still there. Glad that I’m here, that I know more people than I did.

It’s a strange thing, to mark an anniversary like this.

Posts from a year ago here and here.

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