August 30, 2011

The White Cottage R.I.P.


This is what's left of The White Cottage, my childhood ice cream stand. It was whacked on the forehead by Irene this past Sunday. When I was little I'd go there with my family and after devouring a vanilla soft serve cone, I'd run down the hillside so I could throw rocks in the lazy river that gurgled along behind it. That lazy river seems to have gotten the last laugh.

Here's a picture of the nearby appliance store:


My hometown got completely abused.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at August 30, 2011 5:20 AM
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my condolences bro. I'm finally back on today as of 4 a.m. , after 7 days without power thanks to Chain Electric based out of Ol' Miss.
As far as Irene went, I knew she was coming so I made ready best I could. Charged up all 9 Ryobi one batts for flashlights & radio, got gas, candles, boarded up the front windows.
I was fortunate, I only lost food in the fridge,part of my garden and a couple of vinyl shutters, others around me weren't so lucky.
I was in the dark literally and figuratively as far as the news went. I heard about flooding in Vermont, but since NYC didnt get hit by the storm that badly the Media made it seem that Irene was a dud. The storm coverage was so NYC/ Mayor Bloomberg centric it was nauseating.
I think the funniest thing to come out of this, is when I built a pergola this spring for family they thought the Hurricane ties were overkill, well they are happy I put them on now. : )
Hopefully they rebuild the snackbar looks like a heck of a place to get a burger and cone, any place that serves Giffords icecream is worth a stop.

Posted by: Kevin at September 4, 2011 1:10 PM
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