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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Almost Wordless Wednesday - One Single Impression


The prompt for Week 6:

Photograph by John J. Greskovic, Jr., 1955
(found at National Geographic Vintage Photos)

Pennsylvania ...
Air Force heliocopter
saved hundreds when two

storms ravaged Scranton ...
August 1955
'Connie' and 'Diane'

yet 200 died
in these hurricanes ... stranded
by the flood waters.

Click for others participating this week in:
One Single Impression
Wordless Wednesday
Thought for Today
"We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth." Virginia Satir


Karen said...

That is what my daughter does in the Coast Guard. Great picture.


Karen said...

Wow--what an awe-inspiring picture--both of nature and man.

elementary historyteacher said...

Great picture. Scary, but great.

Neen said...

Amazing shot!

Raven said...

Wow! I have a friend who lived through this. Her family lost everything but they all survived. We had what they call a "300-year flood" here in New York State last year. I'm so glad I live on very high ground.

storyteller said...

Karen (of Winding Threads) – Thanks for your visit and comment. Actually, like your daughter, one of my nephews did this when he served in the Coast Guard about 15 years ago and his stories were spell-binding! Thanks for leaving the link because the Blogger link took me someplace else. Your quilt is lovely in your WW today … and reminds me of quilts my mom and sister used to make. I’ve never had the patience for such things.

Karen (aka Stagwoman) – Thanks. I was ‘stumped’ initially by the ‘Stranded’ prompt but went looking for images on the Web and was touched by this one. I did a 2nd WW/OSI post at Small Reflections later on that you’ll no doubt discover tomorrow ;--)

ElementaryHistoryTeacher – Yes … definitely scary! It’s amazing what those folks do to rescue folks during disasters!

Neen – Absolutely … and it’s all the more amazing to realize it was taken more than 60 years ago! I found it on ‘vintage’ National Geographic photos.

Raven – I’m glad your friend survived. The weather has been so strange these past few years hasn’t it? Like you, I live on ‘high ground’ …(which is reassuring)… but on top of thousands of small earthquake faults …(a little disconcerting)… but being a native to California helps keep me calm.

I appreciate each of you visiting today and sharing your thoughts. If I’ve not yet been to your blog, I’ll be there soon. I hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday!
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

I don't remember this storm, but can you imagine the feeling of being stranded in high water?

Anonymous said...

Historical poetry: its emotion is as important as the event. How sad this was!

maryt/theteach said...

Storyteller, great photo and wonderful haikus expressing "stranded." My OSI is at Answers to the Questions

SandyCarlson said...

Two storms, two hundred people, too much! Wow. This is wonderful, storyteller.
Writing in Faith: Poems

Momisodes said...

That is a truly amazing photograph. A great choice for the thems. Hurricanes are so terrifying. A true reminder of how powerful mother nature is.

Lori said...

What a great shot:) Happy WW.

Kate said...

Very well thought out. Historical and emotional.

storyteller said...

Sandy (of Gardenpath) – I was only 10 years old when this storm occurred, but when I happened on the photograph … it reminded me of Katrina and seemed an appropriate choice for this week’s topic.

AndrĂ©e – Yes … and how sad that the tragedy was repeated not so very long ago.

the teach – Thanks for the visit, your comment, and the link to your OSI. I searched for it after I left my comment on your WW post … w/o success. I figured I’d find a link at the OSI site once I settled down to read more posts for this week … probably over the weekend when life calms down a bit.

SandyCarlson – Thanks! This week’s prompt had me ‘stuck’ initially … but once I started searching the web for images and happened on this one (and the polar bears I used at Small Reflections) … everything fell into place. I’ll be catching up on OSI reading over the weekend because life’s just too busy right now and I like to ‘savor’ those posts rather than rush through them.

Lori – I wish I could say I did more than ‘find’ it on the web, but thanks for your comment.

Kate – I appreciate your feedback … and wish your link worked because I have no way to visit you in return.

Thanks to each of you for visiting and sharing your thoughts. If I've not visited your OSI post, I'll do so over the weekend. As I mentioned in my comment to Sandy ... I don't like to rush through the One Single Impression poetry and prefer to enjoy these posts more leisurely ... when not pushed for time. I hope you’re all having a wonderful week!
Hugs and blessings,

Teri said...

Gosh, talk about reality!!!

Barb said...

This is inspiring. There are so many heros among us everyday, who do their jobs so magnificently and, too often, without notice.

storyteller said...

Teri and WillThink4Wine
Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts. I love seeing what everyone does with the weekly OSI prompt! Have a delightful day!
Hugs and blessings,