Jersey-Strong!

Laura Stanfill

I’m a Jersey girl, through and through, and while I’ve been in Oregon for eleven years, and  the D.C. area before that, I’m still a Jersey girl. Born and raised there. My dad was raised there. My mom moved there when she was young. I grew up on a tree-lined street in the northern Jersey suburbs, taking trips into New York with my family, loving my town, my neighbors, my life there.

And my heart’s there now, hearing about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and then how a nor’easter is threatening the region today. A lot of the trees in my tree-lined suburb fell on houses during Sandy. Things aren’t back to normal and won’t be for a long while, especially for the hardest-hit communities. And especially with this snowstorm coming.

My Jersey friend Lisa wrote a long, newsy email on Nov. 3 about how things are, and she said I could…

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About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on November 7, 2012, in writing. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Enjoying the Jersey Love! 🙂

  2. Once a Jersey girl, always a Jersey girl.

  3. I lived in N.J. for a short while after I gratuated from high school. So I feel just as personally affected as anyone else living there. My heart and prayers continue to go out to all of the families as well as bussinesses in the region.

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