This week’s New England Sayings illustration is dedicated to my home state of Vermont. This amazing state was heavily damaged by Irene with the worst flooding in a century. So many valuable historical buildings are now lost or are beyond repair, businesses I grew up going to are gone, friends’ homes are severely damaged, and people are stranded throughout the state due to the many road closures. If you’ve been keeping up with the news at all you’ll see these road closures are due to the road being completely immersed in water in some sections, or a huge chunk of it has been washed away. Family friend and Vermont neighbor James Fox tweeted this week “The old Vermontism ‘You can’t get there from here’ has taken on new meaning in the aftermath of Irene.” Thanks to his inspiration, the illustration is a simple drawing of Vermont with the red dots denoting all the current road closures. It’s a simple request that if you can, please donate to the Vermont Red Cross or offer support through other outlets. Thank you to everyone who has supported the green state in this time of need!
August 31, 2011 · 11:25 am