Two Years and Eleven Crosses Later — 14 Comments

  1. Well put m’dear…and a powerful photo.
    Ye know our hearts are with ye and all our mates!

    Here’s hoping we can all learn, move forward, preserve and grow the culture and ecosystem o’ Louisiana. For the waters, the sky, the earth, the fire in our spirits and all our relations.

  2. Not much more to say, is there? Let’s hope that when two more years have passed these issues will have been resolved, and life can be less difficult and stressful for everyone.

    Which reminds me – is the old house finally gone? One step at a time can sound so trite, but that’s how we have to deal with these things, no matter what kind of disaster befalls.

    • Linda, the old place is on the list for a parish demolition program. I’m just waiting on them, and it can’t come too soon for me! Oh, and by the way, this photo is in the Houston Chronicle today, Business Section, Loren Steffy’s piece on the second anniversary. I’m looking online now to see if I can find it.

  3. Being a good distance away from Louisiana all I hear about the recovery is from the BP commercials on TV saying that the Gulf is open and doing business better than ever. It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 years.

    • Guess it only figures that 420 is more important than what’s affecting our lives down here : )
      Maybe if well celebrated the day we wouldn’t care about all this other stuff.

  4. My favorite Dallas/Metroplex station (Fox4), did a piece on BP, the explosion, the lives lost, the devastating effect it took and is still taking on those who relied on the waters for their livelyhood and other factors caused by the explosion and spill. It was a good story and pulled no punches. I was glad to see it and know that there are those not on the gulf who still remember and care.

    They did state how much as been spent and how much more needs to be. I give them two thumbs up for the story.

    • Cammy, do you know the name of the news report/anchor who did the piece? I have a friend who worked out of the FOX bureau and thought she might know them. It’s a good thing. I’m glad to hear it! Thanks, Cammy I am believing by faith, in spite of the spill this is going to be the camps best year yet!

      • I searched thru the site but, couldn’t find it. I did see it though while I was having lunch. It showed film of the explosion/fire, oil spill washing up on the shores and being cleaned, etc. And a lot of other specifics. I have always had trouble finding items on their web page that was on the TV. Glad to hear that you will be having a good year. And to those who wonder if the seafood really is safe, it is!! I am far from the gulf but, I look for shrimp and other seafood that is marked on the package that it is from the gulf.

        • No worries, Cammy. I was just curious. Most my friends have commented that the second anniversary was never even mentioned, so it’s a good thing your station covered it so thoroughly.

  5. Just got back from Grand Isle today. The water was clear, the beach at the State Park was clean (no oil/tar balls) and the “Hardheads” (saltwater catfish/trash fish) we’re biting! I must say, none of the Hardheads showed any deformities! (Quit laughing, BW!)

    On a serious note…

    • I’m glad ya’ll got to go. And really glad you caught some fish without growths! Gross! I missed you by one day . . . I was there yesterday birding in the cheniere and then attended the reception for the art exhibit at the community center. Did y’all drop in there and see all the art work for this year’s contest? I had two pieces on the wall!!!!!

      • No, I didn’t even know about the exhibit. What did you have on display?
        This was a very short trip (1 1/2 days) to visit with our friends from Pa. We almost cancelled altogether because of my dad’s health.

        • Did you know your nephew was on the radio show with us Saturday morning, too? Our topic was the debate over the state going non-compliant with Federal red snapper regulations.

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