…goes out to our neighbor Penny Rhine in Claiborne, whose house burned to the ground this evening.
We weren’t there. I understand that no people were in the house, yet she may have lost her two dogs in the fire.
A tiny, rural village without water hydrants… but the Chesapeake Bay is right there across the marsh, a couple of city blocks away. They say that the volunteer firefighters had to break through ten inches of ice at the landing to get enough water to put out the blaze.
Such sadness. Deep sympathy.