829 Southdrive

829 Southdrive

A New Jersey state of mind

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jersey Strong

Some moving pictures are worth a thousand words.  Thanks
Charley, for posting this.  I'm re-posting with your presumed 
approval. Now I need to find the Kleenex tissues again. 


  1. That song has been in the back of my head the last few days. I was wondering when somebody would use it to help tell the story of what NJ is going through.

    Written in 2000 but forever associated (at least in my mind) with 911 after Bruce performed it in the telethon a few days later.

    Rise up!

    1. I'm looking forward to not continuing to post gut-wrenching videos. I thought I was almost there, but this had a feel-good element toward the end. So many of those scenes are visions of my childhood.

      While driving up the NJTP on Sunday, I was amazed at the piles of marsh grass and reeds accumulated on the median in some of the lower-lying spots in the Linden vicinity. In some respects, we were surprised that the football game was played that day. Any doubts were erased once we got to the tailgate; people had all sorts of stories about power outages and hardships, but not one person I spoke with had any regrets regarding leaving their powerless house or flooded backyard. It was an afternoon break from what had been consuming them for the past several days.