We asked on Facebook: If you could grab only one thing from your house during a hurricane evacuation, what would it be? A majority of people said pets. One man said his wife. We were thinking along the lines of inanimate objects. Here’s the culled-down list.
Letters my mother wrote to me on special occasions while I was growing up. The last one she gave to me was on the night I was married. She passed away soon after that; almost 30 years ago.
– Esther Davis McKenna
My husband, Rob, said he would take his dad’s dog tags. His father was a Marine who fought during World War II. (Iwo Jima, Saipan and Roi-Namur.)
– Karen Barbier
– John W. Mitchiner
… My guitar and an assortment of tools.
– Dale Williams
My guitar and a cigarette lighter — music and fire and you can survive. Hooked together, it’s one thing.
– Cash McCall
Toothbrush, the rest is in God’s hands. I lost my job my car and most of my furniture in Ike. Life goes on!
– Jim Nonus
– Theresa Black
– Donald Catching
– Jayson Levy
My Steuben dolphin.
– Phil Newton
What I was sure to take when we evacuated for Ike was our wedding album.
– Elisabeth Pelham
A box with letters my dad wrote my mom.
– Laura McNamara Makris
Portrait of my three children that hangs over our fireplace.
– Andrea Pieri Sunseri
Security box that has all important papers, money and, of course, a pistol with ammo stored inside.
– Robert Taylor
– Eric Froeschner
After my family? As many bottles of wine as possible!
– Kimberly K. Thom