Monday, October 03, 2005

Katrina damage

Today is October 3 and I haven't heard from Bryan and Deena since I saw them at Mama's house and gave them the garfish balls my friends Heath and Rochelle brought to me from Opelousas before the storm. That is the day I locked myself out of my car and had to call Keith to come and rescue me. He kindly drove me across the bay to meet Alyssia who retrieved my spare keys (after much discussion about location and bearing) and brought them to me in the Home Depot parking lot in Daphne, AL. It took an extra long time because she was parked at Office Depot across the street while we sat in the hot, hot September sun running Keith's gas out which he promptly charged to Acadian Enterprises. To be honest, he was busy making very important phone calls and writing seriously on his clipboard all the while. I drove so he could work. I did finally make it to work. While stopped at the gas station where the vile incident took place, two people asked me if they could buy me a drink (it was a gas station, for Pete's sake) but this indicates the totally loving, giving and caring attitude of people here on the gulf coast after the Hurricane Katrina disaster. EVERYONE is so KIND! We have finally been given an opportunity to show our kindness. I really needed to see Bryan and Deena to make sure they were O.K. I gave them my precious garfish balls that my kind friends had brought to me unbidden; my dear sweet brother Keith had absolutely no problem picking me up after I locked my keys in the car and he volunteered to take me across the bay, about 35 miles to meet my dyslexic daughter with the spare keys to my car. I relayed the information to Heath and Rochelle about the transfer of the loved and coveted garfish balls. Heath came to the library the next day and said Rochelle cried when she heard about the joy that those lovely, garlicky, Soprano's garfish balls had given Bryan and Deena. Who says love is not to be found? They haven't watched the movie "Love Actually" with delicious Hugh Grant in it and its profound statements about the various kinds of loves that exist in the world. Love abounds. Go out and get some. You might have to pay attention to something besides your wide screen T.v. and your Clark shoes.

1 comment:

Angela said...

O.K. I finally checked my email and found an email from Bryan. He's back on St. Lucia and missing Deena, of course. I'm glad they are fine.