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    too QUIET

    It's too QUITEin here!

    Where is everyone????

    Rebecca
    Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
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    Rebecca everyone is still asleep. Either that or their too busy keeping up with the plants.

    There are those like yourself who wants to stir it up and get the message board going. Ive tried myself by posting pics.

    I remember when we would post a question and in a while there whould be a response. I havent seen that for a long long time.

    There are going to be those who may move on. hopefully by winter there might be activity. TIme will tell.

    George.

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    Rebecca,

    I know that I am quiet. I know that a lot that I am facing right now is not fun to talk or even think about. Yet, I am able to venture out some the last couple of days. Today was teacher work day or whatever you want to call it.

    ALA state troopers are living in our gym or should I say they are getting rest and sleep in there. They are working 12 hour shifts.

    Today, we met to see what we face next week, and we still don't know other than state troopers relying on our school for a place of rest.

    I don't know if the news is relaying how the people who have come to our rescue are living, but to tell you the truth, they live on floors, on cots, on pallets, whatever they can find to rest their heads long enough to wake up, take nurishment and start all over again.

    This is not just police and firemen, but power company employees from all over.

    We listen to the news about the displaced people, and my heart breaks, but sometimes I think the nation forgets about all of those people who leave their families behind to help us get back to something close to normal again.

    God bless our country, our police force, our power workers, and every other person that is sacrificing the comfort of home to help during this time of desperite need.

    Meanwhile, I miss gardening, and I miss a normal life.

    So, I agree with Rebecca, let's get back to normal for the sake of people like me and others who seek normality at a time like this.

    Thanks!
    Ann B.
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    George,

    This is indeed a very busy time of year for most gardeners, but hey, I got your attention! LOL!

    I've been glued to the TV for over a week, but it gets to be too much at times! At least there was more good news than bad today; especially with FEMA! This will be interesting to see how it pans out!

    Rebecca
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    Rebecca You did get my attn. A lot of the others are probably very busy. Glen is up to his forehead with roof jobs. That I know cuz Im
    my roof needs replacing and the wait is 1 month.

    Rebecca any ideas you want to patent, you can share it right here. Trust me nobody wont steal your idea except me or Ann.B.

    watch all the responses come in.

    Ann.B I didnt know the disaster came so close to you. My geography is bad real bad.

    George.

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    George, wish I had the ability to invent something, anything! If I did, it would be instant beds for all the folks who have poured in from all over the nation and other countries.

    Ann, I find that as appalling as the slowness of the response to this disaster. Time for me to fire off a letter to someone, just not sure who it will be, but I will find an ear that will listen.

    Fox News, here I come!

    Rebecca
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    I just now sent a message to Fox News Channel about these rescue workers not having anything to sleep on. If they acknowledge this letter they will no doubt need more specific information, so Ann, if you would email me with the name and address of the school, I would appreciate it.

    I'm hoping they really look into this and see how many other rescue workers are in need of, at the least, a decent place to rest and get some sleep.

    Ann, also, do you know if they are being fed and if so by who?


    A very irritated Rebecca!
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    Rebecca Im surpalled that aid hasnt gotten there yet. Maybe it takes a letter to let them know.

    These are people of the Police and fire dept. I have respect for them all as I wanted to be in the emergency, except for Paramedics.

    Rebecca your going to ask me why not Paramedics. your answer-a police and fire truck both have sirens and go fast but when you see an ambulance go fast with its siren you know somebody dieing in there. Vibes run up your spine. just typing this sends vibes. Sorry Im getting off topic here.

    George.

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    Rebecca,

    They are being fed very well. Local organizations and restaurants are providing them meals and the cafeteria is blocked off during their meal time so they have the place all to themselves.

    Fox News is aware of the situation. We feel fortunate that most of our county now has power because we weren't hit as hard as southern Mississippi. All of the hotels are full with relief and rescue workers. The Civic Center housed power company workers from all over and the parking lot of the center housed transformers and all kinds of supplies needed.

    We still have many displaced in shelters. Churches have been wonderful. People have donated all kinds of supplies, food, water, clothing, you name it, and they have taken them to be distributed to our coastal communities in need.

    Roads have been cleared, and now that our gas stations have power and gas, organizations are providing labor and assistance to those so badly hit by this storm.

    Nothing ever works fast after a hurricane primarily due to roads becoming blocked by downed trees or washed away.

    Business is getting somewhat back to normal here. We don't know how many of our students will be homeless, and we don't know how many are staying with friends and relatives and will be enrolling in our school next week.

    Right now, we do know that these students who have lost their homes and everything will need school supplies, textbooks will be in short supply and students who suffered will need support, encouragement and reassurance that life will once again be normal.

    Rebecca, I know that there is a lot of news about New Orleans, but I hope that people will also realize that there are a lot of good people in Mississippi that are suffering. Indeed, there are a lot even closer than that. The city of Bayou La Batre was hit hard as well as the community where I grew up on the Mobile Bay. Homes were flooded that never flooded before, but knew that they were in the flood zone area.

    In fact, if the home that I grew up in had not been consumed by industry, it would have been washed away by this hurricane. Every single time that a storm came, we packed up our precious sentimentals like photo albums, a few clothes and evacuated. We did this so many times that I can't even count them, yet each and every time, we returned home to climb over downed trees to see if our home survived. Each time, it did. There is no doubt in my mind, that this time, it would not have. I thank God that my mother moved out of there before this happened.

    Rebecca, our city is housing relief and rescue workers as best as they can. It is better for them to be housed in schools and churches with power so that they can be close and not have to travel so far every day.

    It will be okay, and I know that all the relief workers are very much being taken care of. Unfortunately, some do not have hotel rooms. There are simply not enough of them.

    Meanwhile, we are all doing the best we can. Needless to say, it is not FUN, but we will make it through this. My concerns right now are for all the hearts and spirits broken by this storm.

    I believe I said this once before, and I will say it again. I am proud to be an American. When you see communities and people pulling together when they themselves have been struck so hard, you know how much goodness is in our very soul!
    Ann B.
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    Whoops!

    I almost forgot.

    George, I wouldn't expect you to know that much about this geography. I don't know that much about yours, only the part that I have personally visited.

    We were on the eastern edge of the storm. Our downtown (older part of city and the port) was flooded badly.

    Bayou La Batre was hit hard. Large portions of the older part of that city was under water. Homes that were flooded many times in the past are now gone. Businesses have been destroyed.

    We were hit hard, but not nearly as bad as Pascagoula, Gautier, Gulf Port and Biloxi, MS. The devastation and damage is much worse than after Hurricane Camille.

    The southern states that are most impacted by this storm are AL, MS, LA and TX. Texas because so many people have been relocated there from New Orleans and God Bless Them for that. Georgia is also housing many as well as Florida.

    This storm was massive, and I am not sure that anyone who does not live here can understand the magnitude of how huge it was.

    Still, I have faith that we will recover. It will take a long, long time though. I kept saying that I wanted to visit the newly developed casino's, but I don't think that will be possible any time soon.

    I guess you can say that we are on the outer edge of the storm's damage.
    Ann B.
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