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My Lighted Dreidel Spins Fast And Plays A Song—Happy Hanukkah

The lighted dreidel I have in my home is a blast.

It spins quite fast and plays a song. I enjoy it all quite a lot.

Here are some facts about dreidels.  We have many dreidels in my home.

Though only one that lights up and plays music.

Hanukkah starts at sundown today 12/20.

Happy Hanukkah.

Here are facts about Hanukkah.

December 20, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

A FEMA Blue Tarp Still On A Houston Roof

A few days ago I saw a blue FEMA tarp still on a roof here in Houston.

These tarps were all over right after Hurricane Ike in 2008.

I believe Galveston still has a number of homes with the tarps still in place. But I have not taken any pictures of those tarps.

While you can’t see it very well in this picture, the word FEMA is visible at the top of the tarp.

Here is the FEMA website. People often need help after a disaster.

The tarps come from FEMA’s Operation Blue Roof. Here are facts about this program.

Here are facts about Hurricane Ike.

Here is a great photo essay of Ike from the Boston Globe. 

After Ike is a book of pictures from the air of damage done by Ike. I have this book. It’s interesting enough of you lived in areas impacted by the storm.

(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)

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