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A Memory from Paradise

Hurricane Dorian wiped out one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Now, you must understand I’m no world traveler, but Abaco Island in the Bahamas is stunning. We visited for an extended weekend during the child-raising years, so, my memory fails me as to exactly how long ago it was. A decade at least. The water was stunningly blue and so clear. I was in such need of a vacation at the time and so grateful to my sister-in-law and brother-in-law for their offer to whisk us all away to the islands. There were six of us:  My husband, his brother, his sister, their spouses, and me. All family. It was cold when we left Atlanta and we’d checked our luggage, so we arrived in sweatshirts and jeans. Unfortunately, our luggage didn’t arrive with us. The resort where we were staying offered to have an employee drive us in their Suburban to Marsh Harbour, a half hour away to get swimsuits and t-shirts so we could go to the beach until our luggage …