9 years new

By: Patrap , 11:07 PM GMT on August 28, 2014

It all started Friday Aug 26th,2005 with the models shifting west to Nola, Miss. Gulf Coast.

Jr. was home from the first week of middle school, jus off the Bus.

I remember thinking, Sat,..action day, Sun evac day.

Sam would leave Sat with the Dominican Gurl's, Jr. and Teresa would roll out Sunday Morning.

They wouldn't get to Memphis for 36 hours.

I was alone.

They were all gone now.

It was just me, my German Shepard Nova and Sassy, my nieces Huskie.

It was late afternoon August 28th, 2005.

I would not see them again till Sept 16th, 2005 when I flew out of New Orleans to Memphis to reunite with them there.

9 years has past and were all still here.

A lot has transpired for me here at wunderground, most all of it fine memories which has given me the opportunity to meet some really interesting people.

When we were in the FEMA trailer in 2006 I began blogging about the whole experience which leads up to today in time.

Were OK, we've been thru calamity and came out the other side whole, a lot wiser, taller and stronger.

Tomorrow, we will remember what we lost, those precious lives taken way too soon.

We will ring bells, sing songs, dance and cry.

It's our way.

And I for one, am very Okay with it.

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7. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:10 AM GMT on September 05, 2014
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6. Patrap
7:15 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
thanx ric
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5. Patrap
7:14 PM GMT on August 29, 2014

...to Dr, Jeff Masters, and Steve Gregory,

Thanks for all you did for all of us warning wise this day and the days preceding and after Katrina struck.

Especially Your timely posts before Katrina struck, as those blogs were the final words needed for many to evacuate, including my Sister and many others.

Many thanks to all who came when we needed help most then.

May calamity steer clear in all our lives as we watch the Tropical years unfold together.

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4. ricderr
7:10 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
And here you are...we are...we all are....stand tall
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3. Patrap
7:02 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
Thanks for the words Ken,Keith,,been a pleasure knowing and meeting both of you and your Spouses as well.

We always have time for friends as you know. We all fine here. Looking forward to fall as per the heat.

Who Dat'

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2. ycd0108
1:33 PM GMT on August 29, 2014
Good mornin' Pat:
I was privaleged to meet you and the family through WU.
Memories, eh?
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1. tkeith
11:14 AM GMT on August 29, 2014
9 years sounds and seems like a long time but it's flown by.

Hope yall are doin well Pat.
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