I was so fortunate while I was traveling for work that I
got to meet so many people in LA and MS. I have spent
considerable time in New Orleans, Slidell, Metarie, Covington, etc., and was there when the Pearl River crested and flooded.
I can remember some of the crazy things that happened down there, like balancing a teller's drawer when she couldn't. She was $20 short. I took the last $20 from her drawer and told her she wasn't short. It was the bait bill that set off the alarm at the police station.
It was down there that I learned about
the contagious disease "Eaten Up With The Dumb" and how rampant it was.
I learned to love Community coffee with chickory in Slidell.
I remember flying home to Atlanta and couldn't find my car keys. I had left them in the teller's machine back in Covington. That's where my supervisor key was.
I can only cry when I see what has happened to them. They said that one section of MS had 100 mph sustained winds for 7 hours. Nothing can withstand that. New Orleans is under so much water that she may never recover from it.
So much devastation and destruction of lives. I really hurt for all of those affected by this storm. One man just broke my heart when he said that he and his wife were on the roof of their house and the house split. He was trying to hold onto her but she told him to take care of the children and grandchildren and she let go. He said he didn't know where she was. I had to stop watching.
There are still times when I wonder what could God be thinking. I just don't know.
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".
Post Edited (Jo-Ann) : 8/30/2005 9:34:06 PM (GMT-6)