Auntie and Uncle ~~ Easter 2004
My husband's aunt and uncle and now mine too, is the sweetest couple you could ever meet. They live in New Orleans but come to the Los Angeles area often to visit. They have been so very loving and kind to me from the moment I first met them, many years ago. My husband's mom was the same way. After we got married and I began to slowly meet these people, these New Orleans people, as they came to town to visit, I felt an instant sense of family, a sense of being embraced, supported and loved.
When Katrina approached New Orleans, uncle and auntie left for their daughter's home in Houston. They returned to find their home more or less gone. Living in a trailer next to their home, they rebuilt it. Themselves, as far as I understand. It took them years as they were in their seventies then. I don't even know if it's completely done to this day. But stubborn they were and worked hard they did, with no thought of selling out and perhaps moving to something easier to manage, like an apartment.
With Isaac approaching, we called them the other night. They are now in their eighties. Auntie answered the phone and told us uncle was outside, boarding up the windows. Did I say they are in their eighties? She was mainly concerned with losing power, not too scared of a category one hurricane. We have called every day. The power is out, of course, but they do have a generator. They sound as calm as ever.
I just wanted to share one story from the city of New Orleans with you. Watching TV, I have seen many, many people much worse off. My husband has hundreds of relatives and friends in New Orleans, some of them very old, like his aunts and uncles. I'm sending our love and prayers to all of them and to the rest of the people affected by this storm.
praying for everyone affected, once again...ReplyDelete
Hope the worst has passed for them with little damage. Don't know if I could handle living in hurricane or tornado country. At least in an earthquake stuff stays on your property and doesn't end up 3 states away. Always an up side to living in hot, dry California, maybe.ReplyDelete
Oh I do hope and pray that New Orleans will be okay! sandieReplyDelete
And we send our love and prayers too, Inger...we know all to well of what hurricanes can do...we lived through hurricane Juan and others. Living on the coast people learn how to accept....so all the best and be strong!ReplyDelete
Best of luck to all!ReplyDelete
I know your husband's brother & I had the pleasure of meeting his father many years ago. Such a special person as your husband HAD to come from a wonderful family!! Please give him--& the rest of his family-- my love!ReplyDelete
Inget kul med dessa orkaner som drabbar samma ställe. Marian som är en bloggvän bor i Vicksburg o har känt av det. Hon skrev i mitt inlägg igår att de har stormen där . Här i Sverige följer nyheterna det såklart.ReplyDelete
Hoppas er släkt klarar sig bra.
Kram från oss!
What a beautiful couple, they sure look good together. My thoughts and prayers are with everybody down there.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your day!
I've been watching the news closely from here in the UK hoping that it wasn't going to be a repeat of the last time. Your country is such a mix of climates. How strange that you're so dry and they're fighting to keep their city above the water line. I wish them all safety and comfort.ReplyDelete
so glad they are ok, power is bad, but not as bad as losing a home. the horror of it all just breaks my heart and it is unreal to me that another storm hit the same place on the anniversary of Katrina. at least this time there are no reported deaths. i have been watching them rescue people and pets off roof tops today. you are blessed to have good in law's and family.ReplyDelete
What a relief to know that they weren't flooded by the storm. Some people are amazing with what they do as they grow older. They sound like a remarkable couple!ReplyDelete
really praying for everyone in New Orleans. And i must say i love your aunty and uncle's spirit n determination. God bless them.ReplyDelete
Dear Inger, thank you for introducing us to your aunt and uncle-in-laws. Somehow my mind can't grapple with many, many people in danger or even in dying. But the story of one can capture my heart and make me fully realize the tragedy. Peace.ReplyDelete