Tuesday, August 28, 2007

2 years later - keeping a stiff upper lip

It started innocently enough.Nestled under the eave of the computer lab we teachers huddled toether while our students were working away on a survey designed to help them cope better with college life. I asked Tomeka if she had found a new house yet. The last time I saw her the FEMA trailer had been stretching her extended family a bit thin. She said she had - she's in LaPlace now- and went on about the virtues- safety, grocery stores. And then she stopped. There was a bit of lip trembling... "but it's not the same."
The collective pause didnt last long as Crystal starting talking about how nice it was to blast the music while cleaning (she's in Gentilly)the house and no one for blocks around to call and complain.
It wouldnt be so bad if not for the people we all miss.


Kellybot said...

Just wanted to let you know I've really enjoyed reading your blog. I appreciate your perspective on life in New Orleans after Katrina.

RustChic said...

thanks Kelly
peace and beignets,kerry