Here’s your daily dose of sweetness:
In Florida, the people who aren’t evacuating are preparing to withstand whatever Hurricane Irma has planned for them.
That includes Pam Brekke, of Sanford, who drove 30 miles to a Lowe’s when she heard the store was getting a shipment of 216 generators.
Her father needs power for his oxygen.
But Brekke was the 217th person who showed up at the store.
Number 216 was Ramon Santiago, who had the last generator.
Until he gave it to Brekke.
“She needs the generator,” Santiago told WFTV-TV. “It’s OK.”
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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