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DAY SIX
March 4, 2006

New Orleans
French Quarter
12:00 Noon

Waveland Beach
Mississippi
2:00 P.M.
Today was a day of remembrance and celebration.  There were no rallies planned.
 So Ophie and I toured the remnants of Hurricane Katrina to remind everyone not
to forget.  People were busy putting their lives back together, struggling to find
normalcy.

We took a needed rest by visiting the French Quarter to eat lunch.  Ophie ate
stuffed crab mushrooms and I ate catfish and crawfish etouffee.  Mmmmmmmmm
Gooooooood!  The aftermath of Mardi Gras was everywhere.  Live music
everywhere.  The smell of food, wine and weekold garbage.  What a mixture.  The
people of the French Quarter showed resiliency.  Reconstruction and hope were
everywhere.  

Check out The Julia Lynn.  I rode her through the French Quarter down Bourbon
Street to the amazement of passersby.  Susie rode with me and a pinch of her hair
was let go on the corner of Bourbon Street and Bienville.

Waveland was our next stop.  Our good friends at ENDS, LLC. of Gonzales,
Louisiana have extended family living in the area.  The homes of three families
related to Cheryl Probst, ENDS President, were lost.  The destruction was utter on
the beach.  But people were busy rebuilding.  Kids were playing.  Life was coming
back.  Waveland citizens represent everything right about America.

Rebuilding is just beginning.  America, DON'T FORGET!  
NEW
ORLEANS
WAVELAND
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