October 15, 2014

60 Years Ago Today

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Exactly 60 years ago today, October 15, 1954 Hurricane Hazel hit Toronto. We don`t see hurricanes here but Hazel collided with a cold front over Pennsylvania it caused her to turn northwest towards Canada. My mother`s sister, husband and three children lived along a creek near the Humber River. When a bridge upstream collapsed from debris and flood waters more than 14 homes, hers being one of them, were swept away and they were all killed. For my mom, this is one of the saddest days of the year. She feels like it did the day it happened. She has allowed my siblings and I to know her, through telling us stories of their childhood how they were the best of friends and telling me that I look just like my Aunt Joan. This card is for my mom.


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22 comments :

sandie said...

This day must be so hard for you and your family. I am sure your Mum will find comfort in your card and this sentiment is just so perfect, thinking of you today xx

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness Tracey, how tragic and sad. My heart goes out to your mother. Your card is just beautiful and the sentiment so very perfect for her.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a sad story and a beautiful card for your Mom to help her thru the sadness of the day .. I just love it and I know she will too!!!

icardeveryone01 said...

Oh Tracey. Such a sad thing for your mom. Telling those stories? what a wonderful way to remember her sister and family. Your card is beautiful. I know she'll love it. If thoughts and prayers will help, you and your mom have mine today. oxox Michele

Laura B. said...

Such a tragic story. Glad your mom shared lots of stories. Sending hugs!

Annette Allen said...

aww this is so sad.. I am so sorry for the loss. Thanks for sharing. Your mom will love this.. hugs

Susi Kelly said...

Oh, Tracey ... there is nothing as precious as family, and losing someone as close to her as a sister & her family, I'm sure your mom continues to feel such a great loss. I'm sure she will find comfort in your card and the thoughts & feelings behind it. I too wasn't around when Hurricane Hazel came through the north GTA area, but the event and those who's lives were affected/lost are remembered each year. All the best!

Barb Ghig said...

How sweet of you to create this card for your mom, Tracey! I'm sure it's a sad day for her, and that she will appreciate all the love you put into it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Jill Norwood said...

Tracey my eyes filled with tears as I read this. My heart goes out to your Mother and your entire family! It is so hard to be without those that we love in this world. We miss them so much!
Great Big Hugs!!!!
Jill

Colleen said...

Tracey...isn't this exactly why we do this card 'stuff'? this sweet card with all your time, talents and loving thoughts will be a treasure for your mom! Beautiful, Tracey!

Anita in France said...

What a tragic loss, Tracey ... sharing of stories is a lovely way to keep those memories alive. Your card's just lovely ... I'm sure it will comfort your Mom on this sad day. Thoughts and prayers to you and her, my friend. Anita :)

Kara said...

oh my gosh...so sad! so sorry for your family to suffer such a big loss. beautiful card

Alanna said...

I'm so sorry about the loss your mother and family suffered. I'm sure your beautiful card will be most appreciated.

Deb said...

Tracey, this is such a tragic story. What a great thing your mom has done is sharing her sister's life with you and your family. What a lovely card to give her.

Jen said...

What a tragic story and I can only imagine how your your mother must grieve over such a loss. You're a wonderful daughter to let her know how you think of her on such a day. Hugs to you and your family.

Maria said...

Sorry to hear about the tragedy involving your Mom's sister and family! So sweet and precious of you to make this card for your Mom. I'm sure she will appreciate it, hugs!

Sharron said...

Such an awful tragedy! How sweet of you to send this beautiful card to your mother to let her know you are thinking of her on this sad anniversary.

Marybeth said...

What a horrible loss for you mom and your family. I can't even imagine. What a beautiful card for your mom. I am sorry .

Deepti said...

This was such a tragic loss, my heart goes out to ur mom and people close to ur Aunt. It must be hard but ur thoughtful and beautiful card will definitely bring some relief to ur mom.

Virginia Lu said...

I was not aware of the fact that we had Hurricane that long ago in TO. It truly is very sad time for your Mom. This card is perfect to comfort her. Love the sentiment and how you used it with the pattern paper. What a sweet daughter you are! I was glad to meet your Mom once :)

cm said...

Tracey, I didn't know that such a devastation occurred in our country's history, and that YOUR family was hit with such tragedy! My heart goes out to your mom, to you and to your entire family on the anniversary of this never-to-be-forgotten day. Your mom will love this card, as do I; it's thoughtful, heart-warming and heart-melting, as well as beautiful. What a blessing to you both that you resemble your Aunt...
Hugs~c

Jen W. said...

Tracey, I had no idea about this tragic event - I never think of Canada when I think of hurricanes. I am so very sorry for your family's huge loss but I think it's so amazing of your mom to share her memories with you even when it must sometimes be painful to do so. Your card is gorgeous and so special. My heart goes out to all of you.