Derby and Treading Water

Derby week in Kentucky is a fabulous time. Everyone is trying to figure out which horse they’re betting on, which hat they’re wearing, whose Derby party they’re attending and making sure they have all the ingredients for a Mint Julep.

It has been pouring rain here in the Bluegrass since Friday but for a few minutes on Saturday afternoon, the sun broke through and we all got to sing “My Old Kentucky Home” with a little sun on our faces.

This Derby has been bittersweet for me in that severe flooding has occurred in Kentucky as well as in Tennessee.

Many people have died. People are stranded due to flooded highways and interstates. Homes have been evacuated.

Kinda puts things into perspective.

My husband has been out since early this morning….working claims, helping people move furniture out of flooded basements and tonight, helping a good friend salvage his belongings before his house is taken over by the Green River.

The water is so high they had to canoe to his house.

Things can be replaced. Houses can be rebuilt.

People can not.

I pray tonight that all these guys are safe…especially mine.

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Derby and Treading Water

  1. 1

    kiki said,

    May 3, 2010 at 2:18 am:

    my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and all citizens of TN and KY. such a beautiful picture of you and Rico. your dress and hat are amazing! love the color and the feathers. take care.

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    azn8tive said,

    May 3, 2010 at 8:37 pm:

    Thoughts and prayers being sent your way. As you said…material things can be replaced, but people cannot. Be safe!

    Love the hat and dress you chose for Derby Day!

  3. 3

    hotpants™ said,

    May 4, 2010 at 9:28 pm:

    It's so bad here in Memphis and the surrounding areas. People here have never seen anything like it. So sad.

  4. 4

    Ali said,

    June 21, 2010 at 3:08 am:

    I have had you on my mind, hope you are better and feeling well.

    Drop me a line lovey


  5. 5

    Angela said,

    July 22, 2010 at 12:49 am:

    Hello I have just discovered your blog and think its great, I will visit often.
    Sorry to hear about the floods, I hope everyone is going to be ok.
    Will keep you in my thoughts.
    stay dry!


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