I just wanted to stop and take a moment to pay my respects to the east coast today.  Hurricane Irene is already showing her wrath, but the worst is yet to come as she moves along the coast.  I have a lot of family and friends there.  I was born in New Jersey, and the majority of my family still lives up there.  I also have friends scattered about the northeastern coast.  I just hope everyone is safe and taking all precautions.  Hurricanes are nothing to mess around with, we know all too well down this way.

Modern Southerner is extending a hand, and I will be posting a donation button soon to help those in need after the storm.

I just hope people really are heeding the warnings, and not brushing this thing off.