My neighbor, Frances, sent these a few minutes ago, taken from her back window. (You who live in snowy areas just don't know how big a deal this is for us.)
Power is out in some neighborhoods, adding to the adventure, so I checked on my friends in those neighborhoods. Anita has a fire going, over which she cooked her lunch. She is all set up with battery powered table lights, radio, everything. She's wearing a fur coat for when she leaves the room where the fireplace is. Vada is wearing a pantsuit with her pajamas under them to keep warm, and two sweaters. Her nephew, a licensed electrician, is hooking up her generator for her, and her neighbors are keeping an eye out for her as well, so she will be okay.
Homily for the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women
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