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What Would You Save?

If you can only take one thing from the fire.

Published: April 12, 2014


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Visitor Comments: 11

(10) Richard C Dennis, June 6, 2014 6:52 PM

What would I grab in a fire?

My wife and I have been married 60 years and we long ago lost our marriage certificate what with all our moving. So, that idea is out. But there is something:

When you get up into the 80s like this, you don't think about what you'd grab out of your house. You got too many other things you're concerned for, not the least of which is your health. In the rush to save something, I'd just make sure my wife was safe with me.

We've been though so much together, saving a photo album or my computer seems so insignificant that you'd probably see me holding her, making sure I do have her (to me she is just as beautiful as she was 60 years ago) as the firemen cleaned up the mess.

You would have to have lived though it to understand.

Be well.
Richard C Dennis

(9) Yaffa Phillips, April 23, 2014 2:50 PM

I actually had a similar experience, and reacted like your daughter. When we made aliyah 28 years ago, our "lift" that was in storage in Haifa was broken into and valuables were stolen. I assumed that the new appliances had been stolen. But my fear was that my needlepoints, which I had worked on throughout the years of my marriage, and which I would like to pass on to my dear children, were destroyed. B"H, my needlepoints arrived in tact and I was relieved.

(8) Anonymous, April 20, 2014 1:29 PM

for others

Hola, I would save some important things for others in my family, first for my brother his pc or his university books, becouse I need build every day a better relationship with him. The dressing table of my mom jaja better no is very big. The pragmatic answers need remember is a hypothetical situation. For my mom her books of prayers and maybe some dress because if she continues dressed in a beautiful way she feeling good for stand up in any situation. For my father the Holy Scriptures and some pictures or a soccer ball because we would take some time for us and if he feel i am good then he feel fine, he loves know i be good. Sorry for my english level I speak spanish and thank you Lori

(7) Cathy, April 17, 2014 11:40 PM

On The Way Out

I have my father's Holy Scriptures from when he was confirmed. It has been by my bedside for years. On top of that is a small book of prayers for all the holidays in both Hebrew and English. The cover is pure silver and belonged to my great-grandmother when she was alive. She brought it from Israel. I wouldn't leave a burning home without them.

(6) Velma, April 17, 2014 9:05 PM

Something that I can not replace.

I would save my family photo album

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