‘TWAS A NEAR VEER, DEAR… — 14 Comments

  1. WOW! Great poem! You’re a poet, and now we all know it! I think that just may be the best poem written in this century. Certainly it is one of the top ten.

    Glad you were prepared, and all is fine. Time to celebrate, and have a good time!

  2. Glad Ya’ll are safe and sound. Always a good idea to prepare throughout the year and not do the last minute panic shop shuffle that so many do. Of course I wouldn’t expect anything less from you.

  3. Mas – Glad to hear that you and the EP are all safe and sound. I am praying that the remaining folks in the path of this hurricane come out OK too.

    As for your poem, all I can add is that:

    If food becomes dear
    and hunger draws near
    and loaded guns are in your gear
    You can make biltong out of those deer!


  4. As most of us know, there are two kinds of folks – those who think ahead and prepare and those who just let things happen, expecting others to be there when needed. You can’t anticipate every possibility, but you can prepare for those things that are most likely to happen, and use good judgement as to what can happen and how much to prepare. As the saying goes, it’s much better to have and not need than need and not have.

    • I have 200, carefully selected Facebook friends, and I posted there, asking what kinds of things people were doing to prepare for a weather emergency, or a civil disruption, or a terrorist attack.

      Three people responded. And their answer?


      One person joked that they had a case of rum, and they were set.

      One thing that I think about is what happened in Abaco. Let’s say you prepared, and set up your house with what you needed?

      The hurricane there wiped out all of the houses. All of your food, water, guns, ammo, and the rest would be gone.

      Maybe the answer is don’t live in a hurricane zone.

  5. Yes, I too fled the frozen wasteland and landed in SC! The ‘Upstate’ typically fairs better in hurricane season. As much as I long for the coast (this is the furthest I have evah been from lobstah and clam chowdah) I intentionally strayed away from Hurricane Lane and Tornado alley!

    Now, I get to help evacuees from nursing homes and military bases by dispatching motor coaches to safety! It has been beeeezeee this week for sure! Thanks to all who help those in need when Mother Nature gets in a fury!

    Blessings to all.

  6. Glad y’all made out OK. The prank evacuation thing left out quite a few of the peculiarities of life in Florida that I can do without.