Saturday, June 28, 2008
Last week's fire
On Friday, June 20th 2008, Reuben Mood's house in Garberville caught fire. Extensive fire damage destroyed the attic and the back half of the house, including the laundry room, Reuben's room and part of the kitchen. Smoke, heat and water damaged the living room and Reuben's son's room.
Reuben grew up in Oakland, CA. He moved to Salmon Creek when he was in Junior High and has lived here ever since. Reuben has worked at Chautauqua, Deb's Great American Hamburgers, the 707 and now is everyone's favorite Roast Master, roasting coffee for Signature Coffee in Redway.
Reuben's son, Raven will be turning 9 in July. He will be in the Fourth grade this coming September. His favorite sport is baseball. This year's baseball season was extra special for him since his dad was the assistant coach for the minor league White Sox's team that he played on.
Lost in the fire were their bikes, all the furniture, 6 fish tanks, Reuben's clothes, Raven's Bionicle collection, Mickey, Reuben's mother's antiques and so much more. What wasn't burnt up in the fire was made toxic by the smoke.
Hopefully the insurance will rebuild the home, but they still need help from the community. Donations can be made at the Community Credit Union under Reuben Mood's fire relief or acct #13851. If you have physical goods that you think may be useful, please call Angela (Raven's mom) at 223-0496. All help will be appreciated!
The photos of the fire and Reuben with his son Raven also came from Garth.
But painting him in traditional American values to generate sympathy is a little cheesy, especially from you counselor.
Hint for those who read too quickly or get up at 5:30 in the morning to read my posts before you've had coffee - anything italicized is from someone else. Especially when it says so.
What is going on with reggae? Have negotiations died? Has the whole issue fallen away? Or community has a right to be kept somewhat abreast.
If I wasn't already voting for Clif, I'd be really turned off by her supporters. So many of them are not doing her any favors.
This is not an "estellite", but is someone intent on keeping the flames hot against Estelle.
Please read between the lines.
Orwell was a genius.
I'm in the city for Gay Day and you know what? I don't think I'm homesick at all, when I read all this sniping and paranoia.
Do what you can to help them.
Remember the Golden Rule?
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