Tuesday, March 30, 2010
So many good stories to share about Louisiana. Do I talk about the pleasure of getting to know Bob after being told that he may be a little difficult? Should I share the pride I felt when Emma, Graham, and Karen B put up a wall all by themselves. Or how cool it was to stand at the bayou and picture the speedboat chase from "Live and Let Die?" Perhaps the sheer relief that Zexin did in fact escape the week with ten fingers, ten toes, his face, and other appendages still intact in spite of some questionable drywall cutting techniques. These and so many more small things get added to the long list of memories that started five years ago when we first drove up Roberts Blvd. Here are the two things that I think I will carry away the most from this trip: The sense of frustration that the mission may be over when there is still clearly so much work left to do on the south side, and my complete and utter inability to articulate how much I missed not seeing Carl's trailer parked at the Aldersgate campus and having him as a valued member of the team. - Jeff Munson, Slidell '06, '07, '08, '09, '10.