Posted by: dougery | August 29, 2011

This Breaks My Heart

Wilmington, VT, the town L and I frequented daily while staying at her folks ski place when we first moved out to New England suffered from catastrophic flash floods brought on by tropical storm Irene. Here is a before the flood photo followed by a sad and frightening scene. The white structure at the main intersection in town featured prominently in the first photo is just left of center in the second. I’ve read unsubstantiated reports online that Dot’s restaurant, just left of center in the first photo, a place L and I ate at so frequently that the staff knew our orders and names by memory, is ‘just gutted.’ I pray that everyone in Wilmington is alright.

And here is a link from CNN:



  1. These events make me feel childish and stupid for writing the post that precedes this one. Even though L and I were perfectly fine as I surmised, it is the kind flippant ‘the media is blowing things out of proportion–nothing could ever happen to ME’ attitude I wrote with that no doubt led to a great many unfortunate events over the past weekend. I’m leaving that post up as a reminder to myself to not be so naive in the future.

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