Eyes on Katrina
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Kelly Boler, a Sun Herald stringer, talked with a tourist from Wales back in July when Hurricane Dennis was coming ashore. He, like so many others, had become complacent about hurricane warnings. He sent us this: On July 10, as Hurricane Dennis approached, you published a short item about me by Kelly Boler. As I remember, it began something like: "Among the tourists here in Biloxi, nobody is more bewildered than Gabriel Jacobs, from Wales ..." Yes, I was indeed bewildered. I just couldn't understand what all the fuss was about. I even said to Kelly that I thought the whole thing might be some kind of hoax. As I think she reported in her piece, I told her that the last hurricane we experienced in the UK was back in 1987. I remember it well because it damaged the roof of the building in which I was supposed to give a lecture on the very day of the storm. The lecture was cancelled. That was about it. Clearing up took a day or so, and within less than a week all was back to normal and the whole incident forgotten. That's the reason for which I really couldn't grasp why people were getting so uptight about Dennis, and particularly since that July day was so beautiful, so calm. While Kelly was writing her piece, I was mowing her lawn under a cloudless sky. Looking up every now and then to catch my breath in the airless heat, I thought that this Dennis thing just couldn't be what they were claiming it might be, very windy and very wet. When Kelly said, "We're not going to evacuate, we're going to sit it out here", I thought that was for certain the right decision. It turned out to be so. Dennis was nothing more than a damp squib. All the preparation -- placing the lawn mower and the garbage bin securely in the yard shed, stocking up on bottled water, cans of tuna, cooked chicken, and potato chips -- was a waste of time and nervous energy. And the piece she published, of course, amply vindicated my skepticism. So, when I called her Sunday night, and she told me that Katrina was a bad one, and on it way, you won't find it all that hard to believe that I reacted in much the same way as with Dennis, if not more so, having been so right that time. But this time, as the whole world would know if they knew me, I was so, so wrong. When I spoke to Kelly on Sunday, she told me about a piece she had submitted to you in her All in a Day's Work series. It's the one about the acquarium, the one with Loretta the Turtle, which hasn't yet appeared, and which doubtless will never appear since I have just seen on TV some aerial photography of Biloxi and Gulfport. You could clearly see what was left of the acquarium -- not much. If Loretta didn't survive, she may not be as sadly missed as you might expect. Kelly told me that while the sharks were comparatively docile, the turtle was altogether a pretty nasty piece of work, regularly scaring the guy who cleans the tank and taking chunks out of sharks as they swam by her. Websites are running the story about moving dolphins from Marine Life into a hotel swimming pool. If Loretta did survive, all I can say is that I hope they haven't parked her in the same hotel. I have spent the last two days and nights trying unsucessfully to contact Kelly every which way. I know she didn't leave Biloxi or Ocean Springs, but where she is now I haven't the faintest idea, nor do I know if she is alive, injured or dead. I have never wished more than I do at this moment that I knew how to pray. Especially so because, unlike Loretta, Kelly can't swim. Yours, Gabriel Jacobs University of Wales Swansea We'll let you know if we hear from Kelly. The dolphins and other animals from Marine Life have been transported to a safer facility in Florida. Let's hope Loretta is safe, as well.
Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.
I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.
Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!
Be prepared for the next hurricane katrina picture or find another one that's similar. As the Boy Scouts say: "Be Prepared"!
Shop at your favorite stores 24 hours a day. Why go to the mall when you can shop online and avoid the traffic
Hello, Just wandering the blogosphere and happened on your blog. I like the way how you have put it all together. I'll be coming back again.
pictures on Hurricane Katrina
Hi ##name##, I'm trying to learn about lawncarelawn as spring is approaching. this year I plan on having the best yard in the neighborhood.
Great blog. nice piece of information on it. Taken some help from it in creating my own quick payday blog. thanxs for the help.
This small piece of updated information on your blog is very important to your readers. i have tried some of my knowledge on refinance at my site. please feel free to visit me at refinance . see yeah.
Since I do not believe that I can adequately describe my feelings towards online payday loan and how incredible it is to me, I decided to let somebody else describe it, for me. I am choosing to blog today about online payday loan
Well, the time has come to cease talking of many things, to stop going to PC Bangs, to pack up my bags and head for different places, to leave behind many happy and strange memories of my time here. payday loan
Take your time to learn how to do this posting online. Tell yourself that you are learning a skill. Learning skills takes time. So don't be hard on yourself or on me if you don't get it the first time!. i am trying to post on cash advance . Just continue learning. Mistakes are to make you discover what's right.
I have bookmarked you for the excellent piece of work that you have put on. i will like your presence at my site on Payday loans and see if that can be a help.
I decided to post on this blog as a way to keep my friends informed of whats going on with payday loan online . It is more like a journal of my life that I'm happy to share.
Rejoice in every melody you heard, the smiles you shared with strangers, the blissfully simple laugh of a child, the spun sugar clouds waltzing through a patch of topaz sky. Now snuggle into your favorite pillow and be filled with warmth and perfect peace. Disability insurance
Anyways, really looking forward to your post. Thank you for the blog, keep
up the good work Holiday insurance
Hey, nice site. I appreciate all the info here on mortgage loan.
Going to bookmark it too. My site also contains some interesting stuff on mortgage loan.
Feel free to come by and have a look. Thanks.
Saw your blog about ohio mortgage - as it is along the same lines I thought I would share this link with you. We were paying far too much for family things like clothes for us and the kids, games consoles inc the new Wii and soon to be PS3, car insurance/home insurance/pet insurance, broadband, mobile phones, landline calls, home and garden items, camping equipment and utilities/loans etc - you name it, we were spending too much on it.
Then a friend of mine recommended a site called www.bargainplace.co.uk. We were able to get cheaper electricity, gas, mobile phone, broadband and loan deals at bargainplace. Thanks to my friend (and the site) I am saving something like £100 a month and can afford an extra holiday abroard each year. Booked of course on www.bargainplace.co.uk. Thanks bargainplace ;-) !!
Good blog - very interesting!! I liked it so much I'm going to share this hush hush advice with you. Ever wondered how your neighbours are driving around in their brand new BMW or Mercedes cars - with their kids dressed in all the latest named gear and foreign holidays aplenty?? Well they discovered the secret to the extra online income.
If you are looking for a free tool to attract loads of free links to your blog or website then congratulations I've got the solution for you - and it is FREE!!
My website specialises in auto finance calculator and to drive traffic to my website I was searching around the internet for absolutely ages looking for SEO tools and ffa submission sites to fire my site up the Google search engine - unfortunately these doing work and in fact had the opposite affect plunging my site down the rankings like it had a heavy weight attached!!, then I signed up for this free superb traffic generating tool - I now have loads of hits to my websites/blogs and my site is shooting back up the Google rankings quicker than ever before.
Consequently this saw my affiliate commissions shoot through the roof - meaning lots of extra money coming in for my family - I bought my first Mercedes car on the proceeds of my online campaign.
Sign up now - it's free.. Sorry if this information is of no use to you but seeing as you have the anonymous feature enabled I thought I should share this free bit of essential promotional advice with you and would hope you would do the same for me and others who want to boost their online internet income.
I hope the tool will serve you equally as well as it has me - it's free!!
Best of luck, cheers for now, dave.
Discover Illinois payday loan lending laws as well as find local payday loan. With your 200 cash advance everything with your finances will be fine within.Post a Comment
Copyright 2005 Knight Ridder. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution or retransmission of any
of the contents of this service without the express written consent of Knight Ridder is expressly prohibited.