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"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or your arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
~~~ Sam Adams
We arrived safe and sound in Joplin, Missouri. Helene took me for the nickel tour of where the tornado which devastated a huge swath of the city in the spring of 2011 struck.
Helene has promised to take me through the area. If I can figure out how to get photos from my camera to this web site I will attempt to present to you the marvelous things which have been accomplished.
For now, Helene and I are in our hotel room putting the finishing touches on the items Helene has purchased. While she is a simple working girl she has been able to put together an enormous amount of “teaching supplies” as a direct gift to the community. The value of the supplies is in the thousands of dollars, most of which is out of pocket and the balance from some local (Fall River) suppliers.
I can’t put into words the pride I feel for the unselfish deed she has delivered to Joplin. Helene has adopted Joplin as her own.
Joplin is a city with a population of about 75,000. The tornado ripped its way through the area laying a roughly one mile by seven path of unbelievable devastation. Even portions of the community not directly hit by the tornado felt the indirect effects with debris damaging areas not in the direct path of the tornado.
The community pulled itself together and is now on the road to recovery.
More in a day or two.
Keeping an eye on Obama for you…
Please name our mascot…Aussie the Emu seems to fit. What do you think?