Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Favorite: My Favorite Hurricane Memory

I was 4 when Hurricane Gloria hit Long Island.  I don't remember the actual storm, but the day following it is one of my favorite childhood memories.  An enormous tree had fallen in our backyard, and my dad and I had a great time climbing in it before he cut it up.  

I remember being very sad when he told me THAT tree had been the one he was planning to build a treehouse in, and that we wouldn't be able to have a treehouse anymore.  Much later, I realized that there was probably never going to be a treehouse.  Well played Dad.

Awesome couch, right?
Now I'm just praying that none of our trees fall.  We like our shade :)

Do you have any happy hurricane memories?

3 comments:

  1. I love this memory. And I think that couch lives on at my in-laws' house!

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  2. We lived in Massachusetts when Hurricane Bob hit the East Coast when I was...9? 10? One of our neighbors had a HUGE weeping willow fall in their yard, and it made a fantastic fort/hideout for a few days until they chopped it up. I also remember staring out our big side window for hours just watching everything blow around. I'm expecting this storm will play out almost the same way.

    You guys stay safe!!

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