Niagara Gazette

Opinion

January 4, 2014

LETTERS FROM THE ISLAND: Island life loses some of its serenity

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Niagara Gazette — Like most in our corner of paradise, we’re dependent on a pump to keep the pool out of the basement, and as Dec. 22’s powerless hours wore on, Doug headed down to set some valuables up on tables and shelves lest the seepage begin.

In the process, he dropped and broke our only flashlight. Actually, our whole lack of preparedness was appalling, but there we were less than three hours from sunset with our last torch on the disabled list.

Doug was summoning the nerve to call Good Neighbor Sid, one of those handy guys who’d offered to assist, when there was a click and a whirr and the lights came back on.

We have to wonder whether this last straw had invoked some Divine pity.

Whoever You were, thank you.

The rest of you, come visit. Bring a generator.

Polly and Doug E-mail pollyndoug@hotmail.com

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