Monday, August 29, 2005

"Ohana means family. And family means no one gets left behind... or forgotten."

The Movie: Lilo & Stitch, 2002 (Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois, screenwriters and directors)
Who says it: Daveigh Chase as the voice of Lilo, a Hawaiian orphan
The context: Lilo argues with her sister, Nani (voice of Tia Carrere), about whether to return her monstrous new pet, Stitch, to the pound.
How to use it: To remember your obligations.

Just a quick post -- because I've gotten a couple of e-mails -- to say that, thank God, my twin sister Kathy and her family got out of their house in Pascagoula well ahead of Katrina, and are safe with friends in Atlanta. Whether their house still stands, and what condition it might be in, remain to be seen.

Here in Gardiner, the Elks are hosting an emergency blood drive tomorrow afternoon at the Gardiner Sportsman's Club, starting at 1:30. People who want to donate to the Red Cross should click here, and people who want to donate to the Salvation Army should click here.

My flight to Chicago on Wednesday connects in Pittsburgh, which is supposed to be getting the remnants of Katrina then. I'm on the phone right now to see if there's any way to change that... one way or another, the dateline on the next post will be September 1 -- Chicago.


AnswerGirl said...

Kathy just checked in to say that her family's house, miraculously, survived the blow. Most of Pascagoula is gone, and reports we've gotten say that the Naval Station and the town are devastated, with many dead.

As my sister Susan says, the Lambs are the luckiest people we know...

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