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New Orleans, Hurricanes and Poets - Update - Karen, see #435

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vlraynes
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250 posted 08-31-2005 01:24 AM       View Profile for vlraynes   Email vlraynes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit vlraynes's Home Page   View IP for vlraynes


You're very welcome...

I hope it helps...
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251 posted 08-31-2005 02:11 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

shaking my head with a late night (early morning?) message for twist--

Shawn & Shane couldn't get through on the cell phones to get directions so they stopped in Breaux Bridge for the night. (a friend of Shawn's)

And now we're all thinking about maybe a cabin in Arkansas.



We don't know what we wanna do yet, but we want ya to come!

Arkansas....I think we're all so exhausted we're losing what's left of our minds.

Might as well tho. No tellin' what else is lost.

c'est la vie and see ya soon, I hope.

and to my pipfamily, I'm not sure if I'll have pc access, so if you don't hear from me, I may just be taking pictures of my feet propped up on the dash of the truck. (I don't know how, but that always seems to happen on road trips.)

Markman the Vagabond just got in so NOW maybe mommy Karen can get some sleep.

everybody but me is all tucked in.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

love you all...

(serenity exits, yawning, dragging bri-bear to the couch)

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252 posted 08-31-2005 02:18 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Serenity....Arkansas sounds interesting.  That sounds like a smart alternative actually!  I mean...if you're camping out, why not camp out?  Would probably be cheap this time of year, too.  Take care & get some rest, Sugar.....luv ya, jojo
vlraynes
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Hugs, Karen...

Sleep well...
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254 posted 08-31-2005 02:23 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Hugs Karen....anything i can do please let me know...just feel so helpless.



Mxx
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goodnight.
Kit McCallum
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Vicky, way to go with the bulletin board. I hope it gets the exposure so that it can help a lot of people. It looks great. You've done a wonderful job.

Sharon, as always, your heart is as big as Texas!

Karen, it's been amazing to follow along with you, your family and everyone here through all of this. I'm glad you're all safe and hope you've all had a good night's rest. Take care of you.
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257 posted 08-31-2005 06:09 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Hey guys....doesn't Temptress live in Mississippi? Have we heard from her?
LeeJ
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258 posted 08-31-2005 06:29 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

as I watched and browsed all the news stations last evening, well, words cannot describe how overwhelming the rescuses, those completely lost and in states of shock...those who have lost loved ones, and the rising numbers of those who did not make it.  I so want to do something other then simply send money...and wondering where all those people are going to go...then I thought, if they're anything like Karen, they will somehow, someway survive.  It's going to be long and hard, but in the end, will lives.  

Thank you all for this thread as....  

then to come in here this morning and read all your responses, well, you all display so much hope and kindness, and gave me an entire new outlook on the greatness of mankind...I'm presently wallowing in tears of joy...thank you very much!!!  and not the least bit ashamed...

Karen, I'm so thankful your all going to be ok...and yes, it will be a long haul, but thanks be to God, you got out...God Bless you, and if you need anything, or if there is anything I can do, please ask!!!  

I live in PA but my home is yours and your family's if ever need be..perhaps a little tight, but hey, sardines worked it out, right?

Knowing you are all in Texas presently, that offer may seem lame, just want to help if at all possible.  Clothes, canned goods, towels, sheets, money, darling, you name it, give us an address and they will be in the mail heading your way.  

And I had another thought,which might be a temporary fix...what about a camp ground?  They are a lot less expensive, you can buy some very large tents, air mattresses, lights, sleeping bags....and cooking outside isn't all that difficult, once you get the hang of it.  Just a thought? I did it one complete summer and it was really a great experience, not to mention, it is a way to get a by on a shoestring for the time being?

Karen, whereever and whatever you decide to do, upon getting settled, post your address and let us know what your needs are, and I'm certain, everyone will do their best to get supplies, clothes, etc. to you.  

Love ya, and this site, well, you people are not only awesome but a perfect example of greatness.  Many thanks Karen, for keeping us posted.  

Love,
Lee J.  

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Just wanted to check in. There are times we find ourselves at a loss for words. This would be one of those. May the aftermath pass quickly that peoples lives may be restored. Hoping all is well with you and yours.
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260 posted 08-31-2005 07:22 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

Asking the same question as Poet-D
Anyone heard from Temptress? I also thought that she was from the deep south.

Reminds me that I haven't seen a post from her in a long time...

-----------ice
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serenity, twist, et al...

I don't think Mama Kitty would tolerate the dogs... but I'm in Pasadena and I've got an extra bedroom... and you'd be most welcome! *S*

I haven't been able to get through to ANYONE in the 225 or 504 area codes... so this thread has been a blessing to me, giving me hope that all my friends are okay, merely displaced.

My sister was hit by Andrew, so I have cleanup experience and would be glad to help... let me know. *S*
littlewing
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262 posted 08-31-2005 09:12 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

I think - is there a way to do a thorough run through of where everyone lives?

I will look because yes, some of us ARE missing.

Vic?  I am going to take REBS links and put them on the boards, ok?  That is extra help for those who come to your site.

Karen and Twist?  By any chance, and I know you guys don't know - but as soon as you get settled someplace PLEASE let Sharon know where things can be sent to help all of you and shut yer trap - yes, things ARE going to come, I can hear the both of you now grumbling.

Besides, I had things I was waiting on to actually send you guys, not because of this, just because, good thing I didnt.

You guys are amazing.  

Maree?  Oh you are far from helpless - you are HERE, with your beautiful heart and energy and thats what everyone needs.  
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The daughter of someone I work with is going to the area as soon as it is safe. She works for a major roofing company and they are setting up teams of people to go down and help out. If she is willing, I'll get her email address and try to find out as much as I can about the area when she gets there. She'll be working long days but maybe she can help? I don't know of anyone else from here who's going down there....some of the cities nearby are sending water/sewer specialists so if I can find a contact with them I will.

Keep the faith...

Karen...get a spiral notebook and a couple of manila envelopes and start keeping track of everything you spend..FEMA will want to know.

Do the kids need anything...can we send some games or CDs? Books? Do you have a way for them to watch DVDs? Something to take their minds off stuff for a bit...it must be very hard on them too!

Let us know...still thinking of all of you!!
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264 posted 08-31-2005 10:19 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

iliana and other Houstonians: I'm hearing that they're going to move the folks in the Superdome to the Astrodome... that should give us opportunities to help close by. *S*
LeeJ
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Perhaps this might be of some help...
click on the link, then scroll down the page
http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/08/30/katrina.advice.us/index.html

littlewing
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266 posted 08-31-2005 11:29 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Lee,

that was most helpful, I put it on Vicky's site - there was a National Next of Kin Registry to help people find their missing loved ones.  
Thank you.  

If anyone here needs this or anyone searching here is the link:
http://nokr.org/nok/restricted/home.htm

again Vicky's site for Katrina: http://raynedaycreations.com/katrina/phpBB/index.php
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I just wanted to drop a note to give big tearful hugs.

I was showing my mom this thread and she cried in amazement how well everyone here worked together. ***Just amazing***

Karen?

**smiling** You can come out here to Cali if you are coming this way.

Ron, Sharon and all other that have helped.......God Bless you all!!!

iliana
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suthern...thanks for the heads up.   ....jo
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I am touched so deeply in reading this thread, in seeing the wonderful reaching out of all of you to our friends in bad need.

I hold you close within my heart and prayers.

Love,
Margherita
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I emailed Temptress from here, but no reply. She hasn't posted since November of last year, so who knows?
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glad to read that things are coming together...you have to believe that God has a reason for everything in times like these...and so the governor called for a "day of prayer"...

keep the faith
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272 posted 08-31-2005 12:08 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows


Floating the city's dead

Wednesday, 10:46 a.m.

WWL-TV reporter Karen Swensen related a particularly sad tale from a region overflowing with sad tales.

One New Orleans woman waded through the streets of the city, trying to get her husband to Charity Hospital. He had died earlier and she floated his body through the inundated streets on a door that came off their home.

from- www.nola.com


this is just tragic...other pictures seen on the internet too from various sites, display "graphic content" messages, click to open and...and just so tragic of a content, be careful what the children are looking at.
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273 posted 08-31-2005 12:25 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Good Morning.   all.

I will sure be glad when I can get through on the phone to you Karen, (I want to hear you,) but I loaded the new Yahoo, and it has pc to pc capabilities with a headset, maybe that will that work for some form of communication?  Janet Marie is sending her love to you, as she is very busy with her sister as you know, so passing that along.

Absolutely incredible what I woke up to on CNN, just so devastating.  Unimaginable to anyone having never been in the way of natuure's wrath.

Arkansas!  I can officially call you a redneck then?   

When the dust settles a bit we can take inventory of what you really can use to get back on your feet, and go from there you guys.  In the meantime, do keep track of every cent you are spending, (keep the bills,) as I am sure compensation will require documentation.  Good thing you took pictures before you left, smart you!

You all have to be exhausted from worry alone, but I always have those "rosey glasses on" and think when a door closes, another opens.  It does!  

I am just sad you didn't get your present in the mail in time.

Stay connected gals.  Love you all.
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274 posted 08-31-2005 12:28 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

and we forgot to thank Mama K for starting this most beautiful thread . . .

*take a bow Kari*  

 
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