Sandy victims gather to offer a subdued thanks
Holiday spirit of giving endures
The things that Marge Gatti once cherished are lying on what’s left of her deck, spattered in mud, like a yard sale gone awry. The white fur coat she bought for $80 at an auction. Family videos. A peach-colored glass creamer from England. Books she never got a chance to read. The stuff is ruined, just like her sodden Staten Island home, which was ravaged by Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters and will be demolished in the coming weeks. Of all things material, Gatti has nothing.