The storm that went through our area last Friday afternoon left this scene in our back yard.
We are more fortunate than many. Our electricity was only out for minutes.
We've spent hours cleaning up our own yard and helping others do the same.
An apple tree fell in the yard of some elderly friends.
Gary & I raked, gathered and dumped at least 5 wheel-barrel loads
full of green apples that had fallen on their lawn--most too green for anything.
These were the better of the few red ones that I salvaged
to see what I could do with them.
And this is what I did!
I'm not a very good baker, but used the apple crumb pie recipe
in my old Better Home and Gardens cookbook to bake these.
We've also supplied meals, hosted "free showers" for those who have no water,
filled gallon jugs of water for many people, and offered our laundry services.
Aftermath. It's a funny word when you think about it....
I looked up its etymology.
Apparently the math part comes from an obsolete Old English word meaning mowing.
Aftermath, of course, means a consequence or period of time
following a disastrous event.
Speaking of aftermaths - here's a related promise from The Word of God Himself!
In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. (I Peter 5:10)