|Moon quilted today|
|Part of the quilting path done today|
As he works he explains what that piece does and how it fits into the rest of the system. Very interesting.
So after he left I didn't get a chance to work on my quilt until after my Physical Therapy visit.
|FEMA Trailer City|
Have you seen the multitude of specials on Katrina now that it is 10 years out. Seems like yesterday I was sitting with my mother and her husband waiting for the worst to come. It was a rough time for everyone.
I remember the incessant drone of the helicopters as they flew directly over our house bringing refugees from New Orleans to a staging area in Baton Rouge. Weeks, they flew back and forth. Black Hawks carrying people who lost everything.
Frank and I worked the animal rescue staging areas here in Baton Rouge which sheltered dogs, cats and reptiles (yes, snakes) brought in from the flooded areas. Most animals were never reunited with their families. It was just so chaotic.
|Aunt Emma's House|
My family spent the time in one of the tall hotels in Downtown New Orleans.
Ray Nagin, the Mayor of New Orleans had a major break down, eventually locking himself into the bathroom of Air Force One. They had to break down the door to get him out. Kathleen Blanco, the Governor, was not much better. Both failed the people of their city and state. Nagin is currently in prison for corruption.
George Bush tried to convince Blanco to allow Federal assistance in, but she refused to sign the documents that the Governors of Mississippi and Alabama did. History has shown that she made some bad decisions.
There were also some amazing people who pulled their recreational boats down to the flooded city and saved thousands of people apart from the organized rescue efforts. They were called the Cajun Navy.
So many of our family and friends lost so much in that tragedy. When you watch the specials this week, think of my birthplace and know it is a survivor!