When we fall upon Our Memory,
we call on Her with more than a Name
~No one could have faulted Marenthia Lagarde if she had decided to put the devastated Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans in her rearview mirror and never look back after a 200-foot, 705-ton barge broke free during Hurricane Katrina and pulverized her home five years ago today. But the 63-year-old Lagarde refused to let that iconic symbol of Hurricane Katrina’s fury (and Corps of Engineers Malfeasance) define her life. Lagarde made a triumphant return to Jourdan Avenue on June 31 and is living on the same lot in a new home built by actor Brad Pitt’s Make It Right foundation.
Rebirth Beyond Year 5:
A Photographic Journey
Post Katrina: In Honor Of Our City’s Future - Brandon Franklin August 20, 1987 - May 9, 2010~Red Cotton, Gambit
Thanks Youz, Cliff's Crib!
~Editilla Crunks a Special Get Down Get Back Up Again to Cliff for snagging this year's Ashley Award for Superior Blogging from the Rising Tide 5!
Thanks Youz, Disenfranchise Citizen!
Sunday Funnies~Citizen K
A rebirth timeline starring the Rebirth Brass Band~Keith Spera
OZ Remembers The Katrina Network
Despite the Flood, and T-P Editors still calling it 'The Storm', New Orleans is still here ~Jarvis DeBerry
St. Bernard residents bid symbolic farewell to Katrina at 'funeral'
The Sun Herald remembers Katrina plus 5: Mississippi’s invisible coast ~slabbed