After the bad comes the good is what one New York family is learning. There brand new mobile home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy and they are left with nothing. A community day care staff adopted their family and allowed their children to have a Christmas they wouldn’t have otherwise had. Families in the Sandy affected areas are taking stock of their blessings this holiday season and are grateful for what they do have amidst all the destruction and loss.
Two months after Superstorm Sandy sent a flood tide through much of Rockland’s riverfront communities, those affected people said Christmas this year will be about taking a moment to pause, reflect or offer thanks.
Frances Wells, 66, of Piermont, whose house and backyard were flooded, will gather around the dinner table with her three adult daughters and ex-husband to celebrate their lives together.
After the storm, Wells, an artist who paints light-filled landscapes of the Hudson River, briefly considered moving but decided to stay because of her ties to the river. . . Continue Reading
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