Hildreth's has said it best, "Don't be mean, Irene!" Southampton is doing its best to 'brace for impact' as hurricane Irene approaches. I am praying she 'peters out' and leaves us, our farms, our natural resources, and our wonderfully historic architecture alone. I took some photos of some of the shop-keepers' preparations while out and about this morning. People seem to be in good spirits and making the best of the situation. Stevenson's Toy Shop was mobbed! Hurricane toys (and glow sticks!) for all! Stay safe everyone!