Mumbles … Vilify

I need to write for the word vilify tonight… and I don’t have it in me.  It is such a nasty word about raking someone over the coals.  Lies and truths destroying someone’s life.  I can’t do it.  I have had people in my past hurt me in different ways, and to this day I still defend most of them.  It is just my nature to care forever.  So, we are skipping vilify tonight.

I do however have a question for you all.  A dear friend of mine just lost many personal irreplaceable objects in a fire.  You can replace the furniture and walls, but the pictures, memorabilia, keepsakes can’t be redone.  I feel at a loss.  I want to help my friend through this painful time, but I am clueless as to what I can do, if there is anything I can do.  Have any of you ever been through a fire or helped a friend or family member out after one?  Do you have any words of wisdom of something I could do?  Thankfully no one was home at the time, so no one was hurt, but the house is a total loss. 


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – vilify

7 thoughts on “Mumbles … Vilify”

  1. I’m sorry about your friend. Unfortunately, I have no personal experience or personally know of others who have been, so I don’t have any advice to pass on to you other than to be as supportive as you can be.

  2. Practical things will help. Not sure where they’re living, but food drop offs, offering to do laundry, to babysit children of they have youngsters, asking locally for donations for clothing with their sizes/furniture etc. Asking friends and family for copies of photos they may be in or have memories of. We had a fire, fortunately just smoke damage to whole house, but we still had a home.

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