My family & I have been blessed & survived this 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan yesterday & its aftermath with no loss or damages. We haven’t had to leave our home since the tsunami warning. Outside some hours without electricity or cell services, but Facebook remained intact, we have simply remained shaking up as aftershocks continue averaging 4-5 per hour at magnitudes at 5.0+!
However, as the tsunami struck it wiped entire communities off the face of the earth. One of those communities was the small town of Sendai. Small if you consider 1 million people small. Many seemed to have survived, but news reports gave me us this photo below:
Immediately my thoughts were taken away with this photo & genealogy: What if this was your last living photo? How many generations came up missing? How many family linages ended today? I am not sure why this photo reached out to me but it does.
Amy Coffin has challenged us to 52 Week of Personal Genealogy & History, … last week was disasters where I had nothing. Now I have a story. The aftermath & devastation has swept Japan, leaving us all quiet & on alert… but truly, what if this was your last living photo? Amazing what technology has given us!