Saturday, July 7, 2007
I have since returned to Alexandria andI know it has been a while since the last post but I had been working 16 hour days to build a temporary town for the folks of Greensburg, Kansas. It felt good to be back in the operator's seat of dozers, trackhoes, and loaders to shape the earth to make a place for the people that were wiped out by the tornado earlier this year. Yes, the destruction was total. I think two houses and the motel at the edge of town survived, but not much else.
It also feels good to have met the crew of Pigmasters (http://www.pigmasters.com/), the folks that traveled for 20 hours from North Carolina to feed the towns folk with their style of barbeque pork while sharing the love of our fellow countrymen with the folks that really needed to know that others care. They brought everything they needed while a packing house in Dodge City donated the pigs to throw a celebration feast and get together for the folks that have lost almost everything.
All I can say is that we were very fortunate two years aqo when we had Katrina and Rita spare our city and all of you can be proud of the emmissaries Central Louisiana has sent forth to help as the general impression from the locals was that they were very thankful for such kind, polite, hard-working, respectful, and respectable folks to visit aid upon them.
Maybe we should count our blessings. We come from good stock.