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

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Local Rebel
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500 posted 09-10-2005 02:51 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

  great news
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501 posted 09-10-2005 03:12 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

  I am so happy for you all.
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502 posted 09-10-2005 05:11 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

That's' wonderful, Toni! I can only imagine what y ou have been going through...glad it has a happy ending
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503 posted 09-10-2005 06:33 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Toni- I'm VERY happy to hear your good news - It's been a difficult time for you - Thanking God it's turned out well...
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inot2B...that IS the most wonderful news...i am so happy for you...you have been in my thoughts
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505 posted 09-11-2005 10:11 AM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

So happy for you Toni.

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506 posted 09-11-2005 11:20 AM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

Thank you again everyone. I slept soundly last night knowing my family was safe. With God's help and your thoughts and prayers is what helped me get through this trying time.
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507 posted 09-12-2005 03:58 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Thank you, Lord, for blessings in all this mess.  I'm so happy your brother's been located.
          On sending goods
Our local paper carried an article saying private trucks are arriving filled with goods.  There's no where to park them, no one to distribute the items, and in some cases, the drivers and helpers don't have funds to care for themselves.  They asked everyone to let the organizations geared for this, such as Red Cross and Salvation Army handle goods.  Some goods are just in the way, others go unused because they aren't what's needed or clothing does't fit those where it's given.

So rather than buying goods at garage sales to ship, have one, like Sharon's granddaughters, and send the proceeds.  I took clothing, blankets, school supplies and some personal items to a moving van loading to go down just before I saw that article.
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508 posted 09-12-2005 06:34 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

The Kid's Market was a huge success!  They showed an overhead video on Hurricane Katrina while the Children's flea market and swamp meet was going on at the Rec Center this weekend. That could have had something to do with its huge success,as Tori was so excited she made $280. or so to donate from the toys sold that she didn't want anymore to help the kids in the Gulf Coast.  There must have been a nice donation to Red Cross, as there were over 100 tables there, and if every person donated, it was a good effort as the City matched the donation given at the end of the day.  

One problem - she wants her Mom and Dad to adopt (a few of) the children that have no home       Bless her heart, and she won't let that idea go, no way!

I only hope one thing, that no matter what anyone or everyone does, that it is going to be enough.

[This message has been edited by Mysteria (09-12-2005 10:36 PM).]

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509 posted 09-19-2005 06:04 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Good grief you Americans sure make me worry Don't anyone go packing their bags to go home just yet okay?  I don't like what I am seeing about this next one coming either.

I am talking out loud here, but I am worried again, when I start dreaming of another coming hurricane.  Everyone please heed any warnings, and skedaddle won't you?
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510 posted 09-19-2005 06:13 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I can't believe there's another one..

please be safe, to all

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511 posted 09-19-2005 07:18 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Weather forecasters are predicting [predicting, mind you] that in the next 10 years, we will see many more hurricanes at such levels.  It's all cyclic...we just don't know how old we're supposed to be to appreciate the fury of them...Methuselah comes to mind.

I just want our southern-most friends to think smart...and live long. If this is a "message" of some sort to you to take stock of your life and move elsewhere...then by God/Goddess - go for it. Starting over is a lot better than some of the alternatives that are facing so many.

I send my love and prayers to all of you.

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512 posted 09-19-2005 07:39 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

I think I'm in a nightmare.  Ok it's time to go on vacation, Arkansas here I come.
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513 posted 09-19-2005 07:39 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Methuselah here checking in, sunshine

We're under a hurricane watch right now, due to become a warning sometime tonight. Does the fun never stop....????
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514 posted 09-19-2005 07:44 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Stay safe, Mike


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515 posted 09-19-2005 09:16 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

Balladeer could you do me a favor and just blow Rita back where she came from.
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Exactly what I was referring to...we've friends up and down the coastline...and are checking in with them as we can...and asking all to come to Kansas...at least not if for a visit, then the staying home kind...

"click" those red shoes, m'friend....

If we ever get "ocean front property"....it will be the newest "gold coast"....

for my southern friends...
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ing you all so tight! Be safe.
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Be safe, my friends. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Relocation might be something to seriously consider, considering the cycle that we are now in with the hurricanes. I heard on the news tonight that we might go through the entire alphabet and begin all over again before the season ends this year. That's pretty scary.
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519 posted 09-20-2005 12:54 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Wish i could, inot2b...and especially for your sake. We have another Katrina here. We are catching it as a youngster but, when it hits the gulf and heads for Texas it may go up to at least a cat 3. I understand Galveston is already preparing for evacuation...
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I guess Houston is on the watch list now, too.  They have Galveston residence to voluntarily evacuate.  We're stalking up on water and canned food.....this global warming....oh, well.  My thoughts and prayers are still focused around the last hurricane.  
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Jo, those friends of ours are probably "coming home" early from their digs there in your city - want to hop a ride?

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522 posted 09-20-2005 08:31 AM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

Looks like a great time to go visit family in Ark. Packing up computer and getting off the island.  Will check in from Ark.
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523 posted 09-20-2005 08:51 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

inot2B: Be safe, lady... I'm only about 20 miles inland, so I may be right behind you... surely would be if I could figure out how to take care of my ailing Dad and my ancient cat (neither of whom will budge) and evacuate... all at the same time? *S*

Bal... stay safe down there... and talk to Rita, buddy... maybe you can persuade her to skip off towards Iceland? *S*

*sigh* how I wish....
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524 posted 09-20-2005 12:14 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Please all you be careful, and do whatever it is you have to do to keep you and those you love safe.  Balladeer - I bet Isabel is standing there saying, "Don't you dare come here you, you, you, hurricane, you!"  Who knows maybe that is just what is needed? All kidding aside, I will be praying for all of you to stay safe.
 
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