Yearly Archives: 2004

Mandatory evacuation, surviving Hurricane Frances, being the Vision Keeper

Hello and welcome to the October 2004 issue of Horizons Magazine.  What an exciting September we’ve had, huh? First Hurricane Charley, then Frances, then Ivan, then Jeanne – Florida is getting a cleansing like we haven’t seen for decades, many for the first time in our lives! I grew up in Florida and the worst storm I ever experienced was Hurricane Donna in 1962, when I was 10. We’d boarded up the house and rode it out, and it wasn’t until the next day that we realized, by the widespread damage, what an enormous storm it was.  What I recalled most was hearing a knock on the door in the eye of the storm when Mr. Jones came over with a cup of coffee for my dad and they chatted a few minutes. Continue reading