Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 11:47:10 -0500
Subject: RE: Mary Catherine Parents
On Sat. at 2:00 p.m. I plan to have my grantparents and aunt and uncle reburied at the Catholic Cemetery. Finally got to reclaim them from the coroner, and Riemanns will help me finalize the reburial.
Can't believe the indifference I have encountered in trying to do this since I discovered the tomb was destroyed when I first got back home.
Some newspaper should be happy to cover this accomplishment--if you have any contacts, mention it.
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 13:27:45 EDT
Subject: Re: From A Volunteer
My interest is that we are all neighbors and all need a hand once in a while. Nothing else. Never lived there. Never visited. No family, etc.
I'm something of a patron saint for the downtrodden. I hate to see people trying like crazy and not being able to get anywhere. I love problem solving, am disabled and so have the time to do what I can.
I could go on and on - but we'll leave it at that for now!
If you ever run across any information that might be well-suited for the blogs below, let me know! I doubt I'll come up with anything for yours - the sites are so dense with information. But let me know what you look for to post and I'll keep my eyes open.
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 11:13:14 -0500
Subject: Trailer poems
The Incredible Shrinking Trailer
When first I moved into this place
There seemed to be such ample space.
Storage up and storage down under,
It seemed to be a storage wonder.
But now I have so much stuff
It’s clear that there’s not near enough.
Shove it here and shove it there,
All sorts of things crammed everywhere.
Stick those things wherever they fit,
But now there’s not a place to sit.
Just try to find the stuff you need …
It’s turned into an impossible deed.
Your search will take a frantic toll
‘Cause it’s all swallowed up in this black hole.
They just keep on coming. This trailer's making me crazy.
From: "Carole Aricer" <email@example.com>
To: "To:" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 22:15:03 -0500
Subject: Subject: PC Katrina Memorial Video
I have been visiting your site ever since October 2005, when my phone lines and internet connection were put back in service. I really appreciate the job you have done in keeping all of us informed and am glad that you are extending the website to Recovery. I am Carole Hodges Aricer, daughter of Irene Hanson Hodges. Mom lost her home in PC as so many others did and is now living next door to me in Greene County, MS in her FEMA travel trailer. I graduated from PC High School in 1970 as we were recovering from Camille.
The PC Katrina Memorial Video was wonderfully done. I would like to know who put it together and also who the singers are. Also, tomorrow is the anniversary of Katrina and I felt that it was time for me try to let go of the past and move on to the future.
Katrina's destruction along the coast as well as into the interior MS counties has been mind boggling and unbelievable. My husband and I are still in the process of repairing our home in Greene County from Katrina's wrath.
We are among the fortunate as we still have a home to repair. Since Katrina I have returned to Pass Christian many times, but didn't report on my trips due the heart wrenching pain I felt when viewing my home town ravished and seeing sites that were part of my family heritage in total ruins.
In February, I made one of the hardest trips to the Pass since my Dad died. This trip was made to watch as my Mom's home on Clarence Ave. was demolished by the Corps of Engineers. The workers were very understanding and compassionate as tears rolled down my face while they demolished the ruins of the home I grew up in. Watching the ruins of that big, long, red house being loaded into the dump trucks was like watching memories of your family being taken away. As my brothers and I grew up, the house grew with us as my Dad remodeled, and added more rooms to the house. I'll never forget the morning after Camille hit and seeing my Dad climbing over a huge fallen oak tree on Clarence Ave. and him telling my brothers, cousins and me that our house was still there even though the tidal surge had filled it with water; it was repairable.
After growing up and making a home of my own in Lucedale, Greene County, MS, in times of crisis I could always return to my childhood home which served as a sanctuary to me. It was almost as if that house or the big live oak trees would wrap their arms around me to comfort me during my hard times. My family and I are fortunate to have some pictures, videos, and of course all of our memories of our wonderful home and the wonderful town of Pass Christian before and after Camille and before and after Katrina.
I made many trips to the house hunting for any mementos that we could save. Visiting the ruins was almost like an addiction; I kept thinking that if I looked a little harder I might find something that was salvageable. Each little piece of rubble was like finding a precious metal or jewel. The most important find was my Mom's cat, Precious. He came out of hiding in the early part of October, and has made a new home with Mom next door to me. If only he could talk, he could tell us and the insurance companies a thing or two.
I did not mean to ramble on, but needed to make a memorial to the Hodges Family Home that existed on 388 Clarence Ave. in Pass Christian. No one could have asked for a nicer home to grow up in. Our family was very blessed to have each other and to have grown up in the wonderful town of Pass Christian.
I admire the hard work and determination of the residents of Pass Christian. One of life's lessons learned from growing up in the Pass was to work hard and to never give up. We all are survivors! Also, the many volunteers who have spent time in Pass Christian and the other storm ravished cities have gone above and beyond the expectations of many and could never be thanked enough for their services and donations to the people in need. To all the Pass Christian residents, you are in my prayers as you work towards recovery. God bless you.
Carole Hodges Aricer firstname.lastname@example.org
To: "Dan Ellis" <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 06:14:45 -0500
Subject: Thinking of PC today
I'll be wearing my Pass Christian T-shirt today and donating a book to the library, via Amazon.com. Please know that you, your family, and friends continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Fort Worth, Texas
Red Cross volunteer, September 2005
From: "Diane" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dan Ellis" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Marcia Hill" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2006 18:15:24 -0500
dan....my daughter kristin instant messaged me today asking if i knew any of tony's user i.d.'s or passwords. as my knowledge of internet is less than adequate i told her "not a clue....why". well, she had come across some wedding pictures tony had taken and emailed her when she was 'cleaning out' her photo files on her pc. she came across the name 'photo works' on these pics. i vaguely remembered then that tony would take pics w a digital camera and we got piccs from this place. anyhow, kris got their 800 nbr for me and i called and spoke to a representative and explalined the situation to him. after proving who i was he gave me tony's user name and password. he pulled it up and said there were tons of pics. i emailed kristin this info immediately and she was able to access the photos. indeed, there were a huge amount....going back to 2000. what a blessing. i don't know if there is anyone out there who might be more ignorant than me.....but if there is...and they too have lost everything including valued photos that might have been on discs....this might be a way to retrieve them....
From: "Trey Campbell" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 12:33:03 -0500
Subject: Pass Christian Rotary Drawdown
The Rotary Club of Pass Christian's $ 5,000 Drawdown is Saturday, August 19th, (6pm - 11pm) at the Espy Civic Center; with music by Davis & Sax. Tickets are still only $ 50.00 and admit up to four for dinner and open bar; plus one entry to the Grand Prize Drawing. It is a super value and chance to get out and mingle with your community. This is our one and only fundraiser each year; and we need everyone's support to sustain our many, on-going recovery projects; plus our normal annual projects. For tickets you may ask any Rotarian, phone me at 228-452-4612, or see Holly at Hancock Bank in the Park. I'll have some tickets tonight at the park also. This year, please consider buying a second ticket in the name of your favorite charity, a friend, the library, or a volunteer group. See you tonight and thank you for your consideration. Trey Campbell President Rotary Club of Pass Christian
From: "Diane" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dan Ellis" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2006 09:01:14 -0500
dan....how goes business in the pass? any new ones opening up. what kind of businesses are needed there. talked to phil and herb last week. they say the blue rose will be 100 times better than the old one. i don't know how that can be possible. they are sick about betsi's property and john harris old property (valentinos) being sold to a developer for a 7 story condo. but what else can people do? it would be so wonderful if we could have the town back the way it was.....but never ever will. i told them it would probably be source of revenue for them simply by having more people next to them needing their facilities. they didn't buy into it! my heart breaks for the pass.
thanks for calling mayor on my behalf....take care.....diane
From: "Kimberly M. Draughn" <DraughK@stfran.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 05:53:30 -0500
Mr. Ellis, I had noticed on your site that you had some obituary’s, we did not have my dad's listed in the Sun Herald, but there may be some people who are from the Pass and surrounding area that might like to know he has passed away. Daddy was a graduate of Pass Christian High, he was raised in the Pineville Community . His brother and family still live there.
Thank you , Kim Draughn
In Memoriam --- LIZANA, Huey Paul
Source: Alexandria Town Talk, Alexandria Louisiana Date: April 26, 2006
Mr. Huey Paul Lizana, age 74, of Tullos, passed into the arms of Jesus at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria on Monday, April 24, 2006 after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Lizana was born May 12, 1931 to the union of Ernest Justin and Mary Pierson Lizana in Pass Christian, Mississippi. He graduated from Pass Christian High School and attended Perkinston Junior College before serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a Drill Sgt. Then he returned to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a degree in forestry. In 1957 he moved to Tullos and met Marie Boyd of Jena. They married and were inseparable for 48 years.
He worked for Treemont Lumber Company, Crown Zellerbach and Cavenham Forestry as District Forester before retiring and then worked as a Forestry Consultant. He loved and respected the forest.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Justin and Mary Lizana and his older brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Ola Lizana. He is survived by his wife, Marie "Rea" Boyd Lizana of Tullos; two daughters, Kim and husband Willie Draughn of Monroe and Shawna and husband Scott Cockerham of Tullos; three grandsons, Matthew and Justin Draughn of Monroe and Patrick Cockerham of Tullos; one granddaughter, Hailey Brooke Cockerham of Tullos; one brother, Albert "Bootsie" and wife Vondie Lizana of Pass Christian, Mississippi; and many friends and
other family members who loved him very much.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006 at the Tullos Baptist Church where he was a faithful member for many years. Brother George Treutlein, Brother Lee Thomas, Brother Bobby Cruse and Brother Jimmy Griffin officiating.
He was also a member of the Charles F. Buck Masonic Lodge of Urania Pallbearers will be Matthew Draughn, Justin Draughn, Patrick Cockerham, Doug Winberry, Wilson Curry and Walter Allbritton.
Honorary pallbearers will be former crew members of Crown Zellerbach Herman Jackson, Doug Moran, Clyde Jackson, Coy Smith, Willie Beauboeuf, Tommy Taylor, Raymond Roush, Donnie Shelton and A.B. "Slim" Conn, and nephews Jimmy Necaise, and John ( Jay) Shepler.
All members of the family would like to thank Dr. Robert Freeman and the ICU Staff at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.
From: "R Daley" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Daley" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 21:43:28 -0500
House up-date - maybe 6 weeks off - keeps getting longer - I asked Mr Griff today where he wanted us to put the Christmas tree.
For those of you who don't know . . . . . we have been living with Mr. Griffon for six months now. I'm sure he's had times he wondered 'what in the heck is going on here with two adults and two big dogs in my house.' He's treated us like family and we'll always be grateful to him.
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 22:16:27 EDT
Subject: Rebuilding the Pass
Hi Dan. I just happened upon your website. We lost our home at 734 W. Beach~Jackson Colony~to Camille. We are ready to rebuild ASAP. Still haggling some with the insurance over whether we had flood or wind damage. We're hoping to have a house ready for Christmas in the Pass. What's going on down there? Are people coming back? Homes being rebuilt? Infrastructure up and running? This was my first Spring Break in 20 years to not be at the beach. I'm anxious for any news you can share.
Thanks so much.