Swamp rat, I am

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I was born and raised in Mississippi, but deep in my heart, I’m a swamp rat from Louisiana.

In 1981, I moved my family to New Orleans and we  lived there for four years – right through the World’s Fair.  We fell in love with the city and spent summers at Grand Isle, crabbing and fishing for reds.

Tonight, I sobbed as Diane Sawyer related the nightmare that is occurring in my favorite state  because of the oil disaster. A beautiful man who ran a charter boat service related how he loved taking families out to fish in the deep seas. I remember him. He took us out.

When the oil spill happened, his phone never rang again.  Yesterday, he committed suicide.

I would like to boycott BP, but I want them to be able to  pay the people  whose lives they have destroyed. I know that no one wanted this to happen, but we put men on the moon, and it’s time to come up with something to help our families hurting on the Gulf.

One thought on “Swamp rat, I am

  1. Nice post, thanks for posting. Now I just need to get up off the couch and actually do something… Pleasee continue this great work and I look forward to more of your great blog posts.

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