Trail of Tears

Abby and Nicole walk Flagler Beach near Palm Coast, Florida in 2003, very near where Mom lives and Nicole is headed.
Abby and Nicole walk Flagler Beach near Palm Coast, Florida in 2003, very near where Mom lives and Nicole is headed.

There was a short call from my sister Nicole, who lives in New Orleans, saying she is alive and fine, waiting for Hurricane Katrina to pass so she can to get out of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and push on to Mom’s in Palm Coast, Florida.

Abby went to Wal Mart and bought summer closeout items for her, since Nicole was able to bring very little with her. She also bought a suitcase with wheels and put all the clothes inside it, and I mailed it to Mom’s in Florida.

Abby is intensely stressed. A friend of mine called and expressed similar stress about the devastation from the hurricane, including difficulty concentrating and sleeping.

Oddly, Nicole doesn’t seem as upset. She was more distressed today by the fact that the hard drive on her laptop crashed.

2 Comments

  1. I’m not actually walking in that picture. I’m model-walking, a skill I learned from Seventeen magazine. God I loved that suitcase full of clothes Abby sent. Everything went with everything else! I should hire her to be my stylist.

  2. “Model walking”; LOL, my wife is so funny… I unfortunately didn’t know her yet then… Katrina was a horrific experience… I had my own horror story… I pray that it never happens again.

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