Saturday, September 24, 2005


Jeeze! The waters haven't even receded from Katrina and we're hit with Rita. These hurricanes are starting to give women a bad name.

Rita managed to hit my hometown and I'm still awaiting word on my many and numerous relatives that I hope (most sensibly) fled the area. Luckily, my parents retired last year and moved to Texas. After this weekend, I'm pretty sure my mom won't be griping about the heat here anymore--there are worse things and she just avoided one of them.

I'll check back in with more information on the family tree. Please, anyone that can contribute - time, money, goods, services - do so. People are going to need a lot of help and the federal government and insurance never seem to be enough.

Thanks to all of those who are helping already! Louisiana and its residents appreciate you.



Leslie said...

Hi Jana,
Congrats on your book, I can't wait to read it. As far as RITA is concerned: It's a war zone down here. It is amazing at how quickly the place you have grown up can change! And the smell from the lakes is horrible. I have tons of pics of some of our families homes and will be happy to share with you if you would like. Talk to you soon.
Your Cuz,
P.S. Great Blog!

Jana DeLeon said...

Hi Leslie - glad you all "made it" through all right. I imagine it was pretty horrific returning home to a warzone. Please send me some pics. I'd like to see what's left. Did Uncle Tex take anything down at what "used to be" the camps?


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