Flags still fluttered from front doors and flowers bloomed in pots. But inside, the homes are mostly gutted and several were to come down that day. This excavator had already wrecked 19 others. Families had gathered in front of each, with friends and neighbors lending support.
When it got to this house, the crowd simply shifted to a new spot, alongside the Panettas. That is why, each Panetta explained one after the other, they are still determined to rebuild -- right there.