Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ridin The Storm Out

So Gustav is in the Gulf
We in the South are kings and queens of the euphemism.
We can stretch 3 sentences into a paragraph without even thinking.
Since Katrina kicked our butts so bad,
we don't' even mention the word hurricane to each other.
Katrina is merely "The Storm"
What we are having now is "bad weather"
"Are you ready for the :bad weather:?" we ask with asterisks in our voices,
"Stay safe in the "bad weather"" we exhort each other in line buying candles.
So I am following in the paces of women all over the Gulf Coast
I am grilling all the meat in the freezer
getting out pallets to lay the children on
because they will all be coming home
to face the "bad weather "
together.

10 comments:

psychfun said...

Why are you not getting out of dodge?

lifes2odd said...

Being born and raised in Florida, not to mention living in Miami during Andrew and right ouside of Port Charlotte during Charly, I totally get it.
Have a wonderful hurricane party on the porch!
And yes, stay safe too.
Martha

deshelestraci said...

All right y'all.  You better report back to us and let us know how you fair.  Which will be fine, since I'm praying for you.
Traci

karebear4x4 said...

Goodness girlfriend...i pray you ride the hurricane, or storm, out without incident   God i'd have to move after all those storms...take care   your in my thoughts   HUGZ~kbear

madcobug said...

I pray that you and your family will be safe during the bad weather. Helen

plieck30 said...

Stay safe. Glad they will all be home with you to ride out the storm. Let us know when you can, okay? Paula

jmorancoyle said...

    Please stay safe in the bad weather.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

ukgal36 said...

There is more bad weather on the way...
:-(
Lyn

gazker said...

I am so bad that it was just bad weather after all.
Gaz xxxx

lurkynat said...

Gosh Marti I've been sooo worried about you and yours! Delighted to know that you're aok now!
love,natalie