National Lighthouse Day

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My only photo of an OBX lighthouse

It’s National Lighthouse Day!  And before you ask, I found this one because I follow something Outer Banks on Facebook, and when I saw photos of my beloved lighthouses, my eyes went straight to the post.

I love lighthouses.  There’s so much symbolism wrapped up in each and every lighthouse, but they also serve(d) a critical purpose on the dangerous coastlines.  I thoroughly enjoy too that each one takes on the flavor of its community and no two look alike.  Most are protected by some sort of foundation and/or are part of a state or national park, so they will be preserved for future generations to enjoy, as long as the funding continues.  (Hint, hint… if you visit or wish you could visit, even a little donation helps!)

alexismurphyfbFor some reason, Lighthouse Day also seems to be the right time to share that a friend’s 17 yr. old niece is missing.   She also works for another League-friend, so to say that this is too close to home is an understatement.   I know most of you are far, far away, but the family does appreciate prayers, good vibes, or whatever sort of positive force you might send their way.   If you are local, please visit my Facebook wall, find the most recent post, share, and keep your eyes open.  Her car was found in a Charlottesville parking lot, when her last known destination was in Lynchburg.

9 comments on “National Lighthouse Day

  1. AlisonH says:

    Prayers offered up. I so hope the story has a happy ending.

    And thank you for reminding me–I’ve wanted to see the Pillar Point lighthouse up close for years, I need to make that happen.

  2. Katherine says:

    Major prayers for your friend’s niece!! Please keep us informed.

    My mother was born and raised in Little Neck Virginia Beach near several light houses. She loved them enough to collect them all through her life. She gave them to friends and even to strangers–basically to anyone she thought needed a lighthouse.

  3. Mary says:

    On the prayer list.

  4. Marjie says:

    Good wishes for your friend’s niece. The family must be out of their minds with worry.

  5. Nancy says:

    My heart and prayers go out to the missing young woman’s family. I can’t even imagine their distress.

  6. Some day when you come up North, Channon, we will have to go to the Montauk Lighthouse. It’s all the way out on the east end of Long island and like so many lighthouses, it has a fascinating history.

    I think it rather odd that so many people inland, as in central PA, darn their landscapes with lighthouses. I find them mysteriously captivating which may be the reason why so many others enjoy them too.

    I do hope this little girl can be found. I too will add your friend to my prayer list.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Channon…

  7. Sue says:

    We’re thinking about your friend and hoping for good results. That is so scary.

    I picked up on your lighthouse theme today. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. kathy boyer says:

    Oh my….prayers for that dear girl.

    Love the lighthouse post. THere is one large lighthouse on Lake Michigan in Wilmette near us. THe tours are only on sat /sun during the summer when the temps are below 80…Kind of strange.

    Al says we ARE doing an Outer Banks vacation next year

  9. […] been that long ago that I shared that a League member’s niece was missing.  How ’bout 13 months ago?  I don’t know that I ever shared with you that a man is now serving two life terms, found […]

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