the wrong side of the bed

Thursday, September 01, 2005

for chuck and jenny

this post is for my brother and sister-in-law. i love them very much. they live in new orleans right now while jenny is in grad school at tulane. they made it to my parents' house in houston because they are very cautious and evacuated early. they were able to leave because we are upper middle class white folks. chuck is a high school teacher and is very worried about his students. jenny is at tulane studying public health and is very worried about, well, public health problems as a result of the flooding. they haven't heard from all of their friends. chuck is starting to get emails from some of his students.

chuck and jenny don't know where to live. they don't know whether to try to get jobs. they probably should. they are thinking of living in austin and trying to substitute teach. their fat, grey cat, peter, made it out, too. he loves staying at my parents' house because he has lots of birds to stare at through the windows and he likes my parents' new carpet. he is happy and is not going to try to get a job.

chuck and jenny love lucinda williams. so do i. i am posting song lyrics again, even though you hate it. jude, if you ever read my blog, this song is for you, too.


Lake Charles - Lucinda Williams
He had a reason to get back to Lake Charles
He used to talk about it
He'd just go on and on
He always said Louisana
Was where he felt at home
He was born in Nacogdoches
That's in East Texas
Not far from the border
But he liked to tell everybody
He was from Lake Charles
Did an angel whisper in your ear
And hold you close and take away your fear
In those long last moments
We used to drive
Thru Lafayette and Baton Rouge
In a yellow Camino
Listening to Howling Wolf
He liked to stop in Lake Charles
Cause that's the place that he loved
Did you run about as far as you could go
Down the Lousiana highway
Across Lake Ponchatrain
Now your soul is in Lake Charles
No matter what they say
Did an angel whisper in your ear
And hold you close and take away your fear
In those long last moments
He had a reason to get back to Lake Charles
He used to talk about it
He'd just go on and on
He always said Louisana
Was where he felt at home
Did an angel whisper in your ear
And hold you close and take away your fear
In those long last moments
Did an angel whisper in your ear
And hold you close and take away your fear
In those long last moments
8:16 AM

3 Comments:

My aunt, uncle, cousin, cousin-in-law, and two small cousins once removed are also upper middle-class white folks, and got out of Slidell before the hurricane hit it straight-on. Why they chose to go to Mobile I'm not sure, but they're okay (as is my other cousin who lives there, so okay, that's why they went, but still, north might have been better).

The Red Cross website is still down.
Blogger Rhymes With Scrabble, at 1:26 PM  
if chuck and jenny want to come to college station they can come live in the studio attached to our house.

stamie
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Anonymous Rick Hodel, at 1:09 PM  

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