Greetings from snowy Riverhead, New York! Rita and I are on a housesit/road trip here.
They have been having snow pretty much nonstop since Christmas. I can't upload my pics from my camera due to camera/computer incompatibility so I grabbed some off the internet.
If you look at the eastern most end of Long Island you will see a light house. This is Montauk. We went there the other day and had 200degree views of the Atlantic. No whales or seals showed up although they were advertised :)
We are in the town of Flanders which is about the size of Byrdtown, SC but Riverhead, NY is a couple miles west. We found an awesome quilt shop there where we got a fabric/quilt fix :)
It is snowing as I write this. Please pray it stops and we can get to our ride (The Hampton Jitney...a tour bus that runs back and forth to NYC) in Riverhead tomorrow am.
The home we are staying at is on the dead end of a road so it will not be plowed. YIKES!
There is a neighbor/friend of the home owner I can ask to take us to the Jitney and pick us up tomorrow night.. If you know Donnamo, you know I will not hesitate to ask her to do it. Pray she will acquiesce!
I am reading The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim, which I am loving. It is set in Korea around 1900 when Korea was overtaken by Japan. I missed that lesson in high school world history so it was news to me. It is a fictionalized account of the author's mother growing up in Korea. In that place and time women had no rights or education but the Japanese changed that and Najin, her mother, was able to get an education. I am always amazed and awed at the way women were devalued and treated in the past in every country and culture I have read about except Christianity. Jesus treated women with honor and respect over and over again in the gospels. Now that I think about it, the Old Testament has a good record as well. Abigail, Hannah, Sarah, Ruth, Deborah, Esther, etc.... are all examples of God's favorable opinion of women.
Hope to get some feedback from my faithful readers.....so please leave a comment :)t
By the way, the title of today's blog came from a church sign in Hampton Bay. Call me crazy but I don't think it will attract New Yorkers who are snowsick to that church :)