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Objects in Mirror: March 31, 2009 Archive

The view from - and of - Riverview Circle

Posted at 3:59 PM on March 31, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

If you haven't read Bob Collins' coverage of the Red River flooding, I recommend it. Sitting down with his updates from Riverview Circle, I was pleased to see a comment from one of the neighborhood families:

"[...] Yesterday was really the first time I was able to read Bob's 'notebook' and postings, thank everyone for your prayers and words of encouragement. I couldn't have responded sooner for a few reasons, one being this is the first day that I can use my cracked and raw fingers. (Thank you Jen for your treatments!)

It's Tuesday morning, and the next snow storm is in high gear, it won't bother us, not now.

During these past days, it is has been one of the most difficult rollercoaster's that I have ever been on (and I don't like roller-coasters)! Yes - we have WON!! It would have not happen without a lot of help and support from many.

I think we could write a few chapters about the flood of 2009, but blogs are suppose to be short. I think your readers should know that this event has brought Riverview Circle closer together. I think when I see neighbors driving or walking by, the simple wave or "good morning" will have a whole different meaning, we were all in this together. All of the neighbors were all helping each other. [...]" - John and Jeanie McMerty Brummer

Read their full comment, and spend some time with the News Cut flood coverage. Now that the initial tension has passed, you may find it is easier to focus on the human part of the story.

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