To Our City of New Orleans

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy"-

Dr. Martin Luther King

In my title, Our City of New Orleans, I'm referring to all of us in America. New Orleans is the soul of our country, and thanks to the help of our great citizens all over America and the rest of the world, she will rise again.

I live eighty miles north of New Orleans in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and due to the fact that we were out of utilities for weeks after Hurricane Katrina we didn't realize the extent of the damage until our power was resorted.

After which, thousands of New Orleans citizens began to pour into Baton Rouge, particularly after the city was hit again by Hurricane Rita, only a week later.

One of the greatest and oldest city in America resembled a war zone...It's impossible to explain unless you saw it with your own eyes.

I would also like to extend this post, and my heart, to the Mississippi Gulf coast, whose citizens were also affected by the devastating effects of these natural disasters, in addition to the man-made horror the entire gulf coast is dealing with today-

However, if there is a region and a country that will pull through this, it is the deep south, and the United States of America~


Sandee said...

Very well said honey. Very well indeed. I believe you too.

Have a terrific Sunday. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com said...


Thank you Sweetheart~ You are simply the best, and thank God for the great state of California.

Ya'll have been wonderful to us...and I'm dying to visit Comedy Plus! I will be by at the end of the week.

Thank you for always being here..

You have a great Sunday too~

Huge hug and lots of lovies back to you~


P.S I'm sorry for the word verification. I'm trying to turn the stupid thing off, but I see it isn't leaving... :( :)

Finding Pam said...

Wow, what a true post. I didn't realize that Baton Rouge was with out power.

Yes, the people of New Orleans are persistent and resilient folks. It has been a hard time for New Orleans, but they bound together through their music, food and their love of their town.

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aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com said...

Hey Pam, Yes, I don't think a lot of people realized we were out of power...However, we were in much better shape than New Orleans. In fact, thousands of New Orleans citizens were walking or busing into Baton Rouge: They resembled refugees evacuating a war zone.

Katrina, damaged most of South Louisiana, in addition to west Mississippi. Hurricanes are so huge it's terrifying, and the city of New Orleans is shaped like a huge bowl, so if you haven't ever been there, you can imagine how quickly a bowl will fill up with rain water.

Anyway, enough of my lesson in meteorology.(A lesson, you didn't ask for in the first place.)

But, you're exactly right, the people of New Orleans are a resilient bunch~

Thanks again for commenting...I appreciate you~ :))


aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com said...

Grace, Oh, I'm going to have to look up your Sunday Serenade. Do you post it every Sunday?

Well, I guess I need to look it up in your archives. I cannot wait to catch up. I think we share much of the same musical tastes.

Thanks for welcoming me back-It's great to be back!



Anonymous said...

I can tell how much you love your home. There is deep pride in your words. Again, Welcome back :)

aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com said...

Dawn, I love that photograph! Is that you or Justine? Ya'll look so much alike I cannot tell.

I am dying to visit the Gulf coast, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific...etc- whichever one I can get to first.

I am writing you an e-mail. You should get it today~

Thank you for welcoming me back. Although, I have yet to wipe my computer; (I cannot find the instillation software) so it's running as slow as my accent.

I just cannot wait, so I have been posting anyway. I think the viruses are contained so at least they cannot infect anyone else.

Anyway, it's great to be back, and it's fantastic to hear from you as well. :)))))

luvs ya,


Anonymous said...

Just stopped by to see how things were coming along. I hope you get your computer sorted out soon!
And yes it's me in the pic :)
Take care!

A said...

Hey Annie! :) It's been a long time since I left a comment, I am now job less, so I guess you'll see more of me.. haha

Anyway, I know how it feels like for your home to be devastated by a natural disaster we had a terrible flood here too last year and people have yet to recover... I know things will be better though! :)

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