Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Monday, September 12, 2005
Friday, September 09, 2005
Trina of New Orleans
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Keeping the pets safe
Wanda of La Place
Immediately I asked "May I interview you?"
"I'll tell you anything you want to know," she said.
Wanda had most of her belongings with her at Maude Cobb except one very special one, her son."My son had no other choice," she said, "Through word of mouth I hear that he is okay." Unlike most visitors I spoke with, Wanda and her husband had wanted out of their home town, La Place, for quite a while. Unfortunately the worst natural disaster in America, Katrina, was their way out. "Louisiana doesn't have anything to offer," Wanda said.
After having a "grand tour" through Longview, Wanda said she might just stay. "I love it, I feel a sense of purpose here in Longview," she said. I assured her that Longview is a great town and that I hope she enjoys it if she decides to stay.
Friday, September 02, 2005
"Go with the flow," is what this 11th grader said, but within her heart she cried out differently. She knew the situation at her school would never be the same. "Next year, I wanted to be queen...but now I don't have a choice."
Michael, 18, Chalmette
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Jack and Jr.
It sometimes surprises me how small children can have such innocence, but are still world-conscious enough to know that there is a natural disaster happening.... I don't think, though, that she knew it was directly affecting her. All she said was that Katrina is evil, as if she were talking about a person. She said those words with more intensity than I have ever heard a 6 year old, let alone any older person, speak with before.