Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thanks are in order

These are yesterday's pictures of the aftermath of the fire at Patti's mom Marion's house. As you can imagine, the smoke inhalation can be far more damaging than we can imagine, which makes her rescue all the more wonderful. As we have found out, the town of Orange volunteer firefighter, the first one who arrived on the scene, happens to live on the same road as Marion, and was instrumental in her escape. We are very thankful for these circumstances. We believe here that there are no coincidences in life, things happen in a certain way for a reason, in this case for the best of reasons.

Marion is staying in the hospital for another night. Patti was with her for the afternoon. We are happy that she is there, as the specialists can better monitor her vitals. Other medical personnel will take a look at things tomorrow, and we hope that she will be released soon. We all will be together for our traditional Thanksgiving feast, including Kid1 home from college on Tuesday. Kid2 and myself did the shopping earlier today, including a twelve lb. turkey, ten pounds of potatoes, cranberries, bread stuffing, apple cider and so on. We have plenty of thanks to give...

4 comments:

Joan said...

It's obvious your family will have much to give thanks for this Thanksgiving holiday. Marion is an extremely lucky woman to have such wonderful people (family, neighbors and strangers alike) who are watching out for her.

Lynn said...

Sounds like Marion is getting good care. Hopefully Patti is not running herself ragged and is remembering to take care of herself. Sounds like you have Thanksgiving well under control.

Linda said...

Brings true meaning to the word "thanks", doesn't it?

I hope that Marion is home soon and all is as well as can be expected. Do they know how the fire started yet?

We have had a lot more fires than usual here in Norwich this year and it's barely the beginning of winter so I fear it may be a long one at the rate things are going. I just hope not.

Dan said...

Nice post for Thanksgiving Ralph.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.