Saturday, August 29, 2009
Have you ever looked at the calendar and keep repeating that date to youself, knowing that it means something? A birthday, a holiday, an anniversary?
Well, I don't think anyone who was on the Gulf Coast on this day in 2005 will ever forget what it is. Yes, to you "why don't you just get over it" crowd, we haven't gotten over it yet. There's still too much to remind of of nature's wrath.
While 98% of the news focused on the city of New Orleans and the engineering failure that flooded the city, others around the area dealt with the aftermath of a behemouth storm.
New Orleans is struggling to rebuild despite the residents who re elected that waste of oxygen Ray Nagin. Rebirth is in the hands of grass roots movements and citizen groups, which is probably the best way to rebuild, seeing what the politicians have done for them.
The Mississippi's West Gulf Coast is busting butt to sell themselves and rebuild their infrastructure. It's amazing to see their comeback. We try to visit them at least once a month to measure their progress. That plus we enjoy their company.
Today is a measuring stick for all those who experienced Katrina. We're four years past that experience - one that will live with us for the rest of our lives. Things are looking up, I think I see a small speck in the horizon that tells me that there may be a light at the end of this horrific tunnel. We shall see..........