My heart goes out to those people in LA & MS.

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cupycake2
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   Posted 8/30/2005 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Sending prayers for all who are dealing with the devastation in those states.
 
^j^  ^j^  ^j^  ^j^  ^j^
Debbie
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Jo-Ann
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   Posted 8/30/2005 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
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.

Sadly, Jo-Ann
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)


JUJU8872
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   Posted 8/31/2005 4:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Living in Birmingham, I have visited this area often. It had to be awful down there Monday. We got the winds here in Birmingham Monday night and it was frightening and lasted for hours. 

JUJU


gma
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   Posted 8/31/2005 4:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been trying to remember who is from the AL area, so I am glad you helped me JuJu. I am glad you are ok and still have electricity and all. I sat yesterday mesmerized by all the terrible stories on TV. My sil lived in Gulfport and still owns the property. They moved to Bay St Louis right on the beach and last year decided they had had enough of hurricanes and high insurance and moved to Memphis earlier this summer. Thank God they did because the house on the beach is definitely gone, the house in Gulfport is most likely gone or damaged beyond repair. She had a renter there and many friends in the area she is so concerned for their welfare. No communication yet, of course.

I will probably sit and watch more today, it is hard to watch but amazing that they have rescued so many. My prayers for all of the people living under such awful circumstances.

MK


sdearing
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   Posted 8/31/2005 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
It is just terrible, I can't begin to imagine. I think my Son may be headed that way soon to help out. He's in the KY National Guard. My prayers go out for all those affected too.

L&H
Sara
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Candy
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   Posted 9/1/2005 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
How sad and so hard to watch the news about it all. How afraid they must all be. We should have a power pray time for all affected. How about Saturday at Noon?

Love and prayers,

Candy
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


Jo-Ann
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   Posted 9/1/2005 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Candy, Prayers at noon on Saturday would be great but I think you need to start a new thread about it so it doesn't get lost in this thread.

Love, Jo-Ann
A good friend will bail you out of jail...
but a true friend will be sitting
next to you saying,
"Dâmn... that was fun!".

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