Tuesday, July 19, 2011


After the tornado, my father-in-law revised his list of emergency supplies. Bottled water, check books, flashlights: all those remain. But now, in addition: a shovel, in case you have to dig yourself out; a whistle, because phones are useless; dust masks, leather gloves, bicycle helmets, a weather radio for when the cable goes, a Sharpie.

A Sharpie? I asked.

To label yourself, he said. And your kids. Just in case anybody gets lost.


Zoe Ryder White said...

Oh wow. Wow. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of this. xo

Nicole Callihan said...

Aw, Zo, thanks. It's been a tough one but I'm really glad I wrote it. xo.