On Facebook, I read the updates and saw a few videos and pictures,
and I knew what was burning.
In a small town, it's never far from your home, and things like this touch family and friends.
The news this morning said that ten fire departments responded.
When I opened the back door last night before climbing the stairs to bed, I could smell the smoke.
I resisted leaving the house and walking to watch.
I didn't want to get in the way.
On our morning walk, we met with friends on their walks, and we stopped to watch.
WCIA from Champaign was there to cover the damage, and when this reporter stopped to talk with us,
we could see the genuine concern and sadness in her eyes as she relayed her sympathy for the people who had lost a part of their lives.
But as we stood there,
the one sentiment expressed with a common thread was that there were no injuries or lives lost.
Nobody can take away the memories,
and Shelbyville citizens will come back and rebuild with the strength to make things even better...
~Nancy ~ 134/365