03 November 2010
A train wreck is equal to 3 weeks out of the kitchen!
I had nearly forgotten about this event from our past until I read a post over at Yes, They're All Ours. Her post was titled What to do when you don't feel like cooking supper! So what would a major train derailment have to do with cooking supper? Read on! Busy mom of 10 had mentioned that when you eat meals out at restaurants for an extended period of time one longs for a home cooked meal.
Here are some photos of the dreadful day when our family, our entire town was evacuated for nearly 3 weeks on the morning of March 4, 1996. My husband had already left for work and I was home with 7 young children. Gregg being only 8 months old. The loud speakers sounded throughout our streets that a massive explosion was possible and we were to leave ASAP.
I'm thinking, okay, we'll be gone for a few hours so I grabbed only my children and a diaper bag.
WRONG-It was more like 3 weeks. Seven children, no clothes, no diapers after the first day, no toys, books, nothing. Only my diaper bag. As the time wore on we were advised by the railroad to check into a hotel. Holiday Inn here we come. All nine of us! And that is where we lived our lives out for the next few weeks. We were taken well care of by the railroad. We were given money vouchers for clothing, vouchers for many restaurants, and permission to purchase whatever we would need in order to get through until we were allowed to go home. That included toys, books, toiletries, food, whatever would make us comfortable and they would settle with us in the end.
So the point of this post is, Yes, Busy mom of 10, a good home cooked meal is such a blessing after eating out at restaurants 3 times a day for 3 weeks. And even then we went home with about 50 voucher tickets for McDonald's meals. Normally we do NOT do McDonald's but we did then. Try guessing how many Happy Meal toys we gathered during that time!! MANY