大侠行天下日记 我见我闻我思 12/16
上週末一股强大的颶风横扫了美国中西部六大州 近百人在瞬间失去生命， 许多小镇被吹得惨不忍睹， 尤其是肯塔基州梅菲市一家焟烛工厂被夷為平地 ，死伤惨重 ，令人鼻酸悲慟。
犹记我们当年在德州波芒市上硏究所的学生岁月， 这个位於休斯敦数十哩的石油小镇， 其面积和梅菲市相似， 当地民风纯朴 ，曾经是美国发现石油之笫一个小镇 ，当时学校都為我们外国学生安排有「寄住」家庭 ，我们虽然不住在那裡， 但是这对年轻的律师夫妇経常会在过节时邀请我们去做客， 对於离乡背景的游子也得到无比的慰藉。
午夜梦迥， 我们经常回忆到小城善良好客的居民， 也会联想到上週被龙捲风蹂躝的梅菲市。
今天我们準备了些玩具、 食物 、饮料送到休斯敦四十五号公路旁的格罗里傢俱店， 搭乘他的大卡车直奔肯塔肯梅菲市 ，向灾民畧表心意。
回想多年来 我们一路走来 ，从那个纯朴小镇居民们的关怀相助， 心中永存感激。
We Send Our Love To Mayfield, Kentucky
When the tornado outbreak across eight states hit, many were left with only the clothes on their backs. Overall, at least 88 people were killed in the violent storms in the Midwest and South. At least 50 tornado reports were made across eight states.
Kentucky First Lady Britainy Beshear announced a toy drive for children in the state and said, “They’ve lost everything including their homes and maybe even someone they love. With your help we can make this season a little easier for those who are hurting by donating a toy book or gift card to bring them some hope and joy during the holidays.”
Today we are joining her mission and have prepared some toys and gifts and brought them to the Gallery Furniture store to let them bring these toys to Kentucky.
My wife and I went to graduate school at Lamar University located in Beaumont, Texas. We had our host family that really gave us so much support and warmest love. The City of Beaumont, like the City of Mayfield, Kentucky, that now needs our love, gave us many good memories.
Today we are here to make this land our home. We wanted to contribute to our community however we could.
Our love and blessings go out to those people who are suffering because of this tragedy.