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

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serenity blaze
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550 posted 09-21-2005 04:32 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Stay safe lady.



I'll be in touch soon.
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551 posted 09-21-2005 06:40 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

hoping for the best for all of you...

M
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552 posted 09-21-2005 06:44 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Just checking in.  We're still here in Houston.  We are watching the situation very closely.  Even if we chose to leave tonight, we would be stuck in traffic and would just waste precious gasoline.  So...we're just waiting and watching.  Things are beginning to look very serious and we will be prepared to leave tomorrow night in the middle of the night if necessary.  
Cell phones here are already giving us problems.  Circuits have been busy all day and I can't use mine.  

For those of you who have offered places to stay....you're all so wonderful.  I am not sure yet where we will go if we leave.  Most likely, Oklahoma as there are some of my husband's relatives there.  Love ya all........jo
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553 posted 09-21-2005 08:12 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

All of you in the path of the storm, please don't waste any time to leave. Stay safe.
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554 posted 09-21-2005 08:29 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

ruth, jo



be safe...

(auntie -- get the hell out of dodge before there is no ford please)
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555 posted 09-21-2005 10:20 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Thanks, Reb.  We starting to pack the vitals tonight.  Strongly considering leaving tomorrow.   ......jo

[This message has been edited by iliana (09-22-2005 12:11 AM).]

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556 posted 09-21-2005 10:21 PM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

To All My PIP Family in harms way

Please know that I am praying for you and hope you are spared the heartbreak of losing everything.Be safe and stay in touch..Paul

~~To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you~~
Paul

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Thank you, Paul.  We all need prayers!   ....jo
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Holding all who are in Rita's path in my thoughts and prayers.
Stay safe!
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559 posted 09-21-2005 11:33 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Prayers for everyone...get out as soon as you can and above all STAY SAFE!!
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560 posted 09-22-2005 12:03 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Don't take any chances, iliana...I'll have you in my thoughts.
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561 posted 09-22-2005 12:08 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I will sure say prayers for you all down there, this is getting ridiculous!  Almost surreal.  
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562 posted 09-22-2005 12:16 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Balladeer, I'm pretty sure we're leaving though my husband is relunctant.  I'm pushing...for sooner rather than later.  The local news here is giving very hairy scenarios which make even the most confident of us shake in our Texas boots.  Thanks for your concern.  I love you guys.....jo
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after watching a PBS special on what happened to Galveston abouta hundred years ago? GET OUTTA THERE while you can!
Even if the worst of it skirts the Houston area, it sure does seem like a good idea to leave if you can, viewing Katrina's damage
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Jo and Southern, PLEASE get outta there!!!
I know what these things can do and a 5 is
on it's way, dear ladies. PLEASE  LEAVE!!

And anyone else in the path of this thing,
get out of there!!

My prayers are with you all in it's way.

Karen, check your email when you can, please, dear lady.

I love you all.
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wayoutwalt also lives in Texas...let's keep him and everyone mentioned here in our prayers. This storm, unless it slows down, is going to be the biggest one to hit Texas! Do not think you can ride this one out...it's way too dangerous!

Please stay safe and take all precautions!
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566 posted 09-22-2005 12:39 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Well......I'm still here.  Right now, there is no way out of Houston.  The traffic is blocked up for 80 miles in every direction.  Hopefully, in the next few hours, they will open up the opposite sides of the interstates and that will get things moving.  For now, there is just no way out.  So we wait.  Strangely, I feel fairly calm.  ...........jo
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Jo~
I wish we weren't hearing from you right now ... wishing you and your loved ones had taken to the roads long ago~

For God's sake be careful ... if you still can ... get out of there~
This Rita is going to be NO LADY !

Praying for all of you ... Walt ... let us hear from you when you are hundreds of miles away !!

*Huglets* ALL~
~*Marge*~

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the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
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568 posted 09-22-2005 01:32 PM       View Profile for NewEnglandlazurlu   Email NewEnglandlazurlu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NewEnglandlazurlu

My prayers for all in Rita's path. All I can urge is that you get out of her way. She is one bad b**ch.

Please pick a buddy at PiP to keep in touch with so we will all know that you are okay. I am willing to be a phone buddy. Send me an email and I will give you my phone number.

Hugs for prayers and safety ... Marti
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Latest report shows that Rita is taking a little jig east and now the western part of Louisiana is in the path of the eye....please Karen...get the heck out of town!
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She's heading west? Karen, I sure hope you're getting outta there m'lady. Please.

Keeping you and everyone in her path in my prayers.



Mx


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571 posted 09-25-2005 12:45 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria


Karen, and her family update:

As Noah would say, "I'm Doing a Happy Dance!"  

After a gazillion attempts I finally got through to Karen and her family.  They are on I-10 heading back to New Orleans with a full tank of gas, and cursing the traffic.  The camp they were in was built about 100 years ago and still standing so they decided because of traffic congestion, to ride out Hurricane Rita there.   

I said, "Wow that must sure have been some trip, wish I could have been there with you."  She said, "Sharon, it's not really the kind of thing you want to do twice and even you would have needed a drink or two."      

So...they are not sure if they have power or not, (they before this hurricane,) but they will need a generator until they get it back.  She said, "Well, I just decided it was time to go home to face my next nervous breakdown."

They are safe, well, and still funny, so that is a "very good thing!"  They are strong folks that is for sure.  
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Thanks much for the update, Sharon.  Her next nervous breakdown?  I'm surprised she  has any nerves left.  Glad to hear they managed to get through Rita without harm, even though it was no picnic.  

Karen's strength outdid Katrina and Rita.  She's sure mastered survival techniques.
Praying for their safe return.

  Rae
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573 posted 09-25-2005 04:56 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

So glad to hear Karen is okay, Mysteria.  That part of the region really took a pounding.....gheeezzz...the things she has had to endure!!!  Can't wait until she's posting her work again.  Thanks, Sharon.  

Has anyone heard from Ruth yet?  Also, Seymour had relatives in the way of the hurricane....are they okay?  Those folks up in East Texas, now I'm wondering.  I think Jimmy (James Wesley) is up in the affected area, maybe.  
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Jo, so you're ok, then?  Our friends in Houston came out fairly well, and I had hoped the same for you.  Update, please?
 
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