The Rogers Family spent six weeks like gypsies, roaming the country from place to place. We had no shortage of friends and family who wanted to take care of us. Upon returning to New Orleans, here is what we found:
We were extremely lucky.
Originally, this site was to provide a common place where our friends and family could keep up with us. It was also intended to offer a connective thread to those we came to care about in New Orleans. We all started at this place called New Orleans. But Katrina scattered us like the seeds of a dandelion to all four corners of the country. Some even further.
For those who were tracked on this site, it has become something else. It is a place where our own personal history of this event can be replayed for friends and family we have yet to meet. No words can describe the feeling of helplessness one feels when seperated from a loved one, or the longing to just be home in your own bed. But the words expressed here can offer a glimpse into what it was like when "the Big One" hit New Orleans.