Friday, September 01, 2017

Labor Day, 2017

The flooding that started in Houston and now reaches into the southeast parts of Texas and Louisiana and northward is one of the worst natural disasters our nation has experienced. If you haven't donated (time, things, money, whatever) to relief efforts, please do so...and remember that after the water recedes, there's still lots to be done. I won't presume to mention specific relief sites--you can choose your own--but please give.

This weekend, including Labor Day on Monday, marks the unofficial end of summer. Some writers find they do better with a holiday, others keep working. I'll be trying to take some time off. However, this will be a different one for many of us, and our prayers and thoughts go out to the people affected by the storms. Please keep them in mind as you celebrate this long weekend.

I'll be back on Tuesday, resuming my blogging. Meanwhile, may your celebration include those who are less fortunate. 

4 comments:

Paula Shreckhise said...

Thanks for your post. We donated through a reputable agency.

Patricia Bradley said...

I'm giving through my church association. We have a team going to help.

Richard Mabry said...

Paula and Pat--good for you. We gave to Salvation Army, and will undoubtedly give to Samaritan's Purse through our church. So many good ways to give. Thanks for joining in.

Richard Mabry said...

PS--I just got the "editorial letter" from the independent editor I engaged for my next novella. Cancel what I said about taking it easy this long weekend. (But after the re-writing it's going to be better).