Prayers for New Orleans Tonight

Sunday, August 28, 2005

I love New Orleans. I had the fortune to visit it during a Romance Writers of America conference and arrived early to explore the city. Wow, what an impression it made on me. Jackson Square with all its color and activity. Loved the trolley, loved Canal Street. Everywhere there was music, whether bluesy or Cajun. I took a tour into the bayou and plantation country. Endulged in the food and drink specialties. New Orleans is a unique city with a flavor and cadence all its own. My heart breaks to think of what it must face and endure with Katrina.

My thoughts and prayers are with New Orleans tonight.

Carol Stephenson


Mary Stella said...

Mine, too, Carol. I hope that as many people as possible got out of town.

Perhaps they'll get lucky and the storm will fizzle the way that they do sometimes. One can always pray.

Bronwyn Jameson said...

Add my best wishes, too, Carol and Mary. I am praying that the warnings and evacuations will keep the people safe from Katrina.

Mary Gardner said...

Hi Carol, Mary and Bron!

I do hope the stories coming out of NO and the other ravaged areas aren't as bad as I fear.

The effects of this storm is so far reaching. It's hard to wrap my mind around the numbers of miles it covered and the millions of lives it has affected.

While the sun my shine tomorrow, it will be months, weeks, and even years before the people will have their lives back.

Mary Gardner