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Monday, April 4, 2011

No. 22 "What about that oak tree over there ..."

After the Hurricane of 1933 (Jimmy Hamilton Storm - See Post No 10), Federal Disaster workers visited the Island to offer help to those who had lost their homes. The inspector looked at what was left of Ed Russell's house and, observing that it might have been in disrepair for quite a while, remarked, "Your house seems to have been in pretty bad shape even before the storm!" To say the least, Ed was a little offended by the observation. Taking a look at the devastation that was everywhere around him he eventually responded, "What about that oak tree over there laying on its side? Was that in bad shape before the storm?"

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