It’s been a long time since I posted here. And I’ve been meaning to and I have pictures and thoughts and so much to share. So I’m sitting here today, three days after another devastating flood destroyed my adopted hometown. Words are hard. They’ll never express the feelings, the heartbreak, the anger over what happened this past Sunday. And the pictures and videos that I’m sure everyone has seen–horrifying and unbelievable. A brave man lost his life. Residents lost their homes. Business owners may never recover.
I love Ellicott City for its history, charm, inspiration and its strength. The people who live here are strong, courageous, intelligent, creative and work together like a family. They did after the 2016 flood and they will now. We will all support each other and keep our faith for this special town. I believe Ellicott City will survive and recover. Nothing, not even another devastation like this, can make us abandon the home we love.
I’m a small business owner based in The Antique Depot right off Main Street. There was flooding in the basement but no other damage. The dealers in the basement will recoup what they can, clean-up, and start again. I did it two years ago and they will do it now. We will all be there for support.
There are many fundraisers happening if you’d like to help Ellicott City’s recovery. Check out pages on Facebook and Twitter.
So I wasn’t going to post pictures of my latest finds and my booth, but I decided I want to remember going into The Antique Depot just a couple of hours before the flood. We brought in a gorgeous library card cabinet. We went to The Phoenix next door for lunch. It started drizzling when we decided to go home, not knowing what we avoided. Our friends and some customers were trapped on the second floor until later that night. So many scary stories. Please keep Ellicott City and its people in your thoughts and prayers.
Here’s a few pictures:
Thank you for reading, looking, and keeping Ellicott City in your thoughts and prayers. I will post an update soon.