Janice Hall Heck

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Word A Week: Wind

Sue’s Word A Week Challenge: Wind

Fog and wind in Margate By The Sea, New Jersey. December 22, 2013

Flags a-flying...

Flags a-flying…

Here are more “windy” entries…

Cee at http://ceenphotography.com/2013/12/21/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-wind-and-look-up-look-down-challenge-week-19/

NW Frame of Mind at http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/12/22/a-word-a-week-wind/

Pink Podster at http://pinkpodster.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/a-word-a-week-challenge-wind/

Caught by the Eye of Mankind at http://caughtbytheeyeofmankind.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/a-word-a-week-photography-challenge-wind/

Jelliefishie at http://jelliefishie.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/awaw-wind/

Meow for now... ==

Meow for now… =<^;^>=

Zoomorphism Returns: Lucy the Elephant Turns 132-Years-Old

I had fun finding buildings shaped like cats in an earlier post, now here’s a building shaped like an elephant just twenty miles away from my home.   (Zoomorphism: buildings shaped like animals.)

Lucy the Elephant, Margate, New Jersey

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Here’s the party invitation complete with music.

Lucy even had her toes done for this special event, and so did the lucky Lucy staff.

Here’s a little Lucy history . . . with a surprise at the end!

Lucy the Elephant

Lucy the Elephant has weathered some storms in her time, but the last one, Superstorm Sandy in 2012, was a stand-off. Lucy stood her ground, and although her toes got wet and some neighboring homes and businesses suffered damage, Lucy survived. Here’s a news report about Lucy and Sandy: Lucy the Elephant Survived Sandy.

Now you can buy a Lucy T-shirt that says:

Lucy the elephant t shirt

You can find Lucy the Elephant on Facebook at Lucy the Elephant. Go and “like” her.

See also www.LucytheElephant.org

cat birthday imageThe Last Meow.

Lucy is how old? Oh my. And where’s my t-shirt? And why can’t I have pretty painted toe nails like Lucy? And when is my birthday? And how are you going to celebrate it? Let’s get back to the important stuff!

Meow for now. =<^!^>=

Jersey Shore Towns Reopen and Welcome Visitors

download from camera 4-2011 328The terrible devastation ($38 billion in damages) of many New Jersey shore towns caused by Hurricane Sandy (October, 2012) required enormous clean-up and reconstruction projects in a relatively short period of time. Now, seven months later, these resilient NJ shore towns welcome tourists back to the beaches, ocean, boardwalks, and their communities.

President Obama visited the New Jersey shore on May 28, 2013 to check on the rebuilding progress. He walked with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on the Asbury Park boardwalk and spoke to the crowds gathered there to see him. School children lined the route of President Obama’s motorcade. President Obama noted the enormous work that had been completed, but he acknowledged that repair work needed to continue before recovery would be complete.

New York Daily News photo

New York Daily News photo

USA Today photo

USA Today photo

The next post reviews the hurricane situation, showing how one community, Margate, NJ, prepares to meet the challenge of revitalizing storm damaged homes still in need of repair.

N is for Nora’s Ark: In Times of Trouble People Help People (Hurricane Sandy)

Hurricane Sandy makes an abrupt left turn and heads directly to New Jersey coast.

Hurricane Sandy makes an abrupt left turn and heads directly to New Jersey coast.

Ocean City, NJ is my favorite beach town and I have written about it before:

O is for Ocean City, NJ 2012/04/18

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Saturday Silliness – Basset Hound Doo Dah Parade  2012/08/04

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride

Bike MS-Video-City-to-Shore Success 2012/09/30

Bikers walk their bikes to the staging area after completing the race.

Bikers walk their bikes to the staging area after completing the race

Bike MS City-to-Shore 2012/09/30

Brianna enthusiastically marches around the area carrying a sign with the positive news that a cure for MS is in sight. Children can learn the value and positive benefits of volunteering at an early age.

Breanna enthusiastically marches around the area carrying a sign with the positive news that a cure for MS is in sight. Children can learn the value and positive benefits of volunteering at an early age.

Relay for Life (Cancer) 2012/06/25

Relay for Life opening parade

Relay for Life opening parade

P is for Parade, Pies, Paint–Doo Dah Parade, 2013 2013/04/18

I. Will. Not. Go. One. More. Step. And. You. Can't. Make. Me.

I. Will. Not. Go. One. More. Step. And. You. Can’t. Make. Me.

O is for Ocean City, NJ: Pizza, Saltwater Taffy, Frozen Custard, Caramel Popcorn  2013/04/17

Eating ice cream on the Ocean City Boardwalk with my grandchildren and their cousins.

Eating ice cream on the Ocean City Boardwalk with my grandchildren and their cousins.

A Cat, A Crab, and a Sunny Day 2013/05/09

Photo credit: David Nahan, Ocean City Sentinel

Photo credit: David Nahan, Ocean City Sentinel

The Last Meow

Good idea. Time for the beach. Let’s go!

kitten in pink car

Meow for now.  =<^;^>=

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