Tea Time

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photo by e. zahn

Five days after the storm, a neighbor headed out to her mailbox but changed her mind. Waiting in the mailbox was work that would fill her afternoon. So she decided to first quietly finish her cup of tea. As she sipped, she watched an enormous tree limb, crash down in front of the mailbox, filling the street and blocking her driveway. A few minutes later when I saw her, she was stunned. Silent. Saved.  (Four of us couldn’t move the limb out of the way.)

NOTE: Tropical storm Isiasis hit Long Island hard on 8/4/2020.  Strong winds toppled thousands of trees and brought down countless branches and limbs. About 300,000 people lost power here and as of 8/10, estimates are that 25,000 people remain without.

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