… and hug your babies.
There was a tragedy here over the weekend. An early morning fire claimed the lives of 5 people, including three little girls and their mother.
The fire chief has said that there were no working smoke detectors. On the news last night, he had tears in his eyes as he said angrily, “We too often find that there are smoke detectors without working batteries in fatal fires. Then we find that the TV remote control batteries are working fine.”
Even though we just changed the batteries in our seven (yes, 7 – I live with Elmer the Safety Elephant) smoke detectors at Daylight Savings Time a few months ago, we changed them all again yesterday. All the while, somewhere, a mother and grandmother was arranging 4 funerals and wishing to go back in time.