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Sunday, September 4, 2005

'Big Easy' bites back: shrimp, warm beer, Hurricane drinks

Battered but not beaten. Forget the thugs and gangs, the looting and raping - that will all be dealt with...ruthlessly. If not by man - then by God.

What we should remember, and cling too, is the true spirit of New Orleans and the South. Amidst the chaos, people still do good. They feed their friends and neighbors. They care for the strangers in their midst. They persevere. They celebrate life. It's what we Southerners do - there's more suffering in our DNA than one disaster could ever inflict, and we learned long ago not to let it get the best of us.


prismwarden 9/04/2005 10:39:00 PM  

Gotta love Southern hospitality.

It reminds me of the story of Mulryne Plantation just outside of the Savannah. During a dinner party at the plantation, a fire broke out and nothing could be done to stop it. So, the host and servants moved the banquet table outside, food, wine, chairs and all, and continued to dine by the light of the flames as the plantation burned to the ground.

Seems that southern spirit lives on.

Kevin 9/04/2005 11:11:00 PM  

Well now, if we let a little thing like fire stop us - there wouldn't be an Atlanta today!

prismwarden 9/04/2005 11:19:00 PM  

Nor a Chicago =)

*clinks glass*

Kevin 9/04/2005 11:45:00 PM  

So true! I've always said, a city that hasn't had to rebuild a time or two has no character, and certainly no sense of history.

prismwarden 9/05/2005 12:19:00 AM  

The best cities in the world are the ones that have been destroyed a time or two. The citizens come to treasure what they have left and value and protect their historical heirlooms more fiercely.

Every time I'm downtown (about once a week), I go out of my way to walk around Watertower Place, as it was the only thing left standing after the great fire.

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