*Rain, Rain Go Away, Come Again Another Day.. . *
This is becoming an all too familiar song in our household. The weather this year has been a bit on the unusual side. Heavy rain just keeps pummeling the Gulf Coast. One flood after another with more rain in the forecast. Flash flooding. Homes filled with water multiple times. Creeks and Rivers out of their banks. People looting homes that have been temporarily abandoned for higher ground (Yes, this really happens, and I hope there is a special place in hell for people who take advantage of people who are already going through the devastation of having their homes destroyed). It’s really been rather depressing.
Sun is in the forecast, if we can only make it through the next two days. Keep your fingers for us.
Maddy was a beautiful and vivacious little girl who drowned shortly before her fourth birthday. Her parents Bill and Vanessa are two of my hero’s. They get up every day and live life to the fullest extent possible in memory of this beautiful little angel of a girl. Each year in honor of Maddy’s birthday, a children’s book drive is held with the sole purpose of trying to get a book into the hands of every child regardless of their circumstances. All of the books are donated to different charities and organizations depending on their need. Maddy loved books and reading! She was very fortunate to have access to as many books as she could get her hands on in the short time that she was here. Join us in celebration of Maddy’s 8th birthday and help make reading a possibility for all children. If you can’t make the event you can mail books to the address listed above to help make a difference in a child’s life.
For those of you in and around Livingston, TX:
If you’d like to donate books but are unable to make this year’s drive, books can be dropped off at Livingston City Hall, 200 W. Church St.
For those of you in Town in Houston
Little Woodrow’s EaDo is a drop off point for books. 2019 Walker 77003. Ask for Greg.
Bring in your books and stay for a beer!