Nice Emails of the Week
I received this email in response to this post:
Dear Mr. Swank,
A little constructive help! Your pictures of Hiroshima look very similar to what I see in Yokohama. Attached is a Google shot of one of the same buildings.
Great website; I enjoy it a lot.
Tamaplaza, Yokohama, Japan
P.S. Yokohama was not nuked because the destruction was so massive during the conventional (napalm) bombing that they would not be able to see the destructive power of the A-bomb. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not harmed much during the war. Tokyo and Yokohama were in the same condition after the war as Hiroshima and Nagasaki except for the radiation. The two former were firebombed in March 1945 so although your website makes prefect sense, almost no one knows how massive the destruction of Tokyo and Yokohama was.
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Still The Light, By Cameo Smith (Mt. Wolf, PA)
Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
their smiles were contagious,
their laughter filled the air…
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say.
Remembering nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“This is Heaven.” declared a small boy. “we’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”
When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
In that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew to the arms of their King
As they lingered in the warmth of His blessed embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”
When He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“may this country be delivered from the hands of fools”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”
Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“Come now my children, let me show you around.”
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”