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09-11-2005, 10:55 PM
I was sent this link to a journal written by a young woman named Samantha Perez. Her family evacuated from St Bernard Parish

Hurricane journal

By Samantha Perez


09-11-2005, 11:01 PM
Great read tybee, from one of Samantha's entries

"I wish someone were here for me to talk to. I really need someone here. I donít want to be a rock. I donít want to be an island. I was both at a time, but then I worked hard and made a happy life. Where did it go?

Oh, yeah. I remember. Katrina washed it away."

09-12-2005, 06:59 AM
Oh My! We have seen so much destruction and heart break in total it is too much to comprehend. This young gal has it in her to survive. Just thinking of the responsibility she feels, the burden she does not want to be. We can help people, we can feed them, we can offer many things. We cannot give them back what they most want - their prior lives. We can blow it off by saying, hey, they survived and have their family. She should be able to talk to her friends about an old boyfriend, think about a class ring, and about her pretty dress.