The guys from the Gumbo have received lots of emails and texts checking on the Krewe. Yes, the pictures of Louisiana don’t do the devastation justice, but our little communities have come together like never before to help each other clean up, clear out, and move forward. Our gumbo-fu technique is the best.
There are still lots of people heartbroken due to the loss of property or vehicles, and the flood waters have not yet receded. Muddy bayous that run “black as Coca-cola” (as Radney Foster would say) are still rising. Unfortunately, there have been tragic stories of lives lost in the confusion from the storms. The rains were unexpected and unprecedented. As an example, one of the members of game group built his house two feet higher than a 500 year flood requirement — and saw water lap up to the edges of his door jamb. That’s a lot of rain.
But the good news is that all of the Krewe members survived with our health, although we are down a couple of vehicles and a lot of carpet! We’ll keep playing, and posting, and preparing the ingredients for the next Gumbo. If you can’t laugh at life, Life laughs at you.
So thanks for asking, and Geaux Gumbo!
Until next time, laissez les bons temps rouler!
(Thanks to my buddy Timmy B. for sending me this rainbow over the river.)