Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bad Granddaughter

The fires in Souther California are world news, but I just heard the reporters saying cities like Montecito and Yorba Linda, so I didn't worry about my grandparents in Santa Barbara. I should have looked into things since Montecito borders Santa Barbara, but I didn't. The grapefruit candies must have been inspiration, since I haven't called my grandma in a year and a half. Very bad. Yesterday I talked to my mom who told me that my grandmother was evacuated Thursday, voluntarily, and my cousin wasn't even evacuated. She left when she could hear the roar of the fire and the smoke was intense. Grandma went home the next day to an intact, yet smoke-blackened home where my uncle had stayed to hose off the roof and pack pictures. My poor cousin lost everything but the car she drove away in and a few over-night items.

2 comments:

Leilani said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm glad they are safe.

kim said...

Helena, that is so sad. I'm sorry your cousin lost so much, but I'm glad she and your grandma are ok.