Message from the Regional Coordinator, Stephenee Borelli

Dear Friends,

Whether from exploding transformers, claps of thunder, or the cracks of falling limbs, the year literally started with a bang. The extreme weather has presented many challenges as our members, friends, and neighbors have experienced flooding, water damage, and loss of beloved trees within our “City of Trees.”

I have not been able to find a Latin term for the grief one feels over a fallen tree, but I did find a delightful quote from our favorite author:

“I will not say your mulberry-treesĀ are dead, but I am afraid they are not alive,” Jane Austen wrote to her sister Cassandra (31 May 1811).

Jane Austen did always find a way to treat a serious subject with levity. Thank goodness!

With much hope for a gentle spring,

Stephenee Borelli