Man and I were going to take The Estate out this week, now delayed due to the issue of a vendor not showing up at the set appointment time. We were thinking of heading south a few hundred miles, give or take. HOWEVER:
My grandmother FLORENCE, lived in Norfolk Virginia, and Nags Head North Carolina (the Outer Banks) all her life. She watched her store in Nags Head burn to the water during the Ash Wednesday hurricane of 1962 (
Flo, as many called her, worked for Rice Department Store in Norfolk for years and years. She was a buyer, went to NYC on many buying trips. In 1999 I went to NYC for some dog show fun, we stayed in the same hotel Florence did on many of her buying trips.
After she lost her store in Nags Head she went to work for the Galleon in Nags Head. Peeps would drive down from Norfolk, about 100 miles give or take, if my memory serves, to have her "dress" them.
Carol, skipped that fashion part of the personality, just give me some jeans and a t-shirt. LOL . (But, I do like to do my nails, so, I take that from her, she loved manicured nails.)
She was something. She worked after marriage, but, neglected to tell Rices she had married, so she could keep her job. She worked after the birth of her only child, my dad, not very common in those days.
I have written about her on Reflections several times.
In the meantime, family and friends in the path of "Florence", please be careful and mmmmm, remember, Flo was a bit of a drama queen, by chance or device, it matters not.
**Further research has shown that this storm was not named because it hit before "hurricane" season had started. Thanks to cuz Anne for that tidbit.
*** Here is a link to a Wikipedia article on the storm.