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Archival Emails
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2005 Emails
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From: "Toni Moran Becker" <becker@cableone.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 12:01:35 -0600
“The year 2005 has proven an awakening for me. I have witnessed over consuming, over indulging, and over zealous return to humbling, basic existence. I learned through courage, defiance, and empathy to forgive, forget, and fortify those around me. The knowledge of the assault regardless of race, social status, or possessions, inspired vivification while attempting to unearth a resemblance of past existence. In retrospect, that life no longer exists nor ever will. It appears empty yet meaningful for it has given an indication of a pathless journey that now exposes the shallow existence endured. Blessed are those who have seen this blinding light, those who have embraced its glory, for those are new leaders, those are awake, those are the quiet that will ring loud. To have survived this heralding experience then allow ancient ways to prevail would prove ignorance to growth. For inside now grows a courage that few can attempt to accost, an overwhelming magnitude for equality, an unstoppable vision that will bring ridicule, insult, and fear before it can inspire, stimulate, and unite. Katrina invaded my being but she created a new foundation that no tempest can devastate. Change is an inevitable part of life but a new South is rising from the fragments that were once my life.”
It is my thoughts and feelings about Hurricane Katrina and the rationale she revealed to me. I know others share this revelation but few can comprehend the magnitude of what is to come. Katrina has proven the “Clean Sweep Queen of the Century” for her unbiased ability to bring equality thru destruction will not stop until she reveals the corruption, waste, and neglect of our country, judicially, legally, and morally.
Hurricane Katrina ‘Person of the Year’ for she will reveal for years to come.
Toni Moran Becker
newSouthrising@gmail.com
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From: Marcie Berden <marcieberden@yahoo.com>
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:57:00 -0800 (PST)
Subject: the pass
As time keeps slipping away, my tears have dried up and my nightmares are few.
I no longer drive "home" to Timber Ridge to dig and rummage.
I no longer feel the immediate urge to go back.
I am no longer the fly to shit on!
I don't even cry anymore when I go to the Pass.
Now....now I am pissed!
What a shame....my little town, the town i loved, the town my children thrived in, my home, my cherished possesions, all gone.
Rebuild? Hah! When? How?
I can't get anything done there.
I have to work, my kids have to go to school (not in trailers sitting on a toxic wasteland).
For the mental health of my family, --- we have to move forward. My guilt has now begun to subside, I have indeed deserted Pass Christian. Much like my local, state and federal government has done to me.
Good luck to all those "we shall returners." I hope you make it just as wonderful a place as it was before.
But I give up, --- now....
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From: Police Helping Police <policehelpingpolice@yahoo.com>
To: dan@Passchristian.net
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2005 02:53:31 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Assistance in Contacting Pass Christian Police
Hello, I'm a police officer and myself and several other officers set up a relief effort after Hurricane Katrina struck to collected donations, mostly from other police officers, to be used to help out the police officers affected by the hurricane. We named it the Police Helping Police Relief Fund and we set up a website detailing our efforts. We've made a few relief trips since Katrina struck and for our final trip we wanted to look into helping out the Pass Christian officers.
What I was wondering is if you would have the means to put us in touch with someone from the Pass Christian Police Department, preferrably someone who has access to email. We would like to get a feel for what kind of supplies or items the officers may need, get a list together, and organize a small trip to bring those items out there to them. I saw the request for financial donations for the city but we've found that being able to personally deliver some well-needed supplies to our fellow officers really lifts everyone's spirits, plus the pictures that we take during our relief trips help to show all the people who've donated that their donations were put to good use.
The reason I mentioned that email is preferred is because myself and the officers who are running this with me all work night shift so it's easier to coordinate these trips by email than by playing phone tag. If you'd just like to forward this email to someone at the police dept that'll work too. Or if email isn't an option we'll gladly accept a good phone number or two to someone from the police dept and we'll work with it as best we can.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide us with.
Take care,
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From: Pst429@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com.
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 21:05:01 EST
Subject: RE: LOOTING, STEALING OR WHATEVER
Dear Dan:
We are summer homeowners at 101 Sweet Bay and drove over Monday 12/26/05 just to check on things. While walking around our house we noticed that someone had stolen our stainless steel sink which was downstairs and still mounted to the wall after the storm.
We just wanted to bring this to the Association's attention. It is just unbelievable that people do this with so much devastation around.
Thank you.
Patricia Thiele
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From: Joanna Diboll <bjdiboll@yahoo.com>
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005 11:26:28 -0800 (PST)
Subject: wind damage
Hi Dan, we're staying with family in san francisco now, probably until the end of january. then we're not sure what we'll do. we just saw your great web site re katrina. in september, it was said that an engineer was being hired to assess the wind damage in timber ridge. we haven't been able to find the results of that evaluation. of course, we're having insurance disagreements like everyone else. we did have flood insurance, though. could you let us know if the wind damage has been determined and how we can access it.
thank you very much. please keep up the good work with your web site. otherwise we would know nothing. we look forward to receiving your reply.
bjdiboll@yahoo.com
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From: Lynchmoe@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 19:17:09 EST
Subject: Re:140 Ridgewood Drive
Dear Dan,
My husband, Jimmy, and I have a two story home stilling standing at 140 Ridgewood Drive. Like our neighbors we were flooded to the rafters of the first living space. We have been living in Houston and have traveled twice to inspect our home and the surrounding area. My son and a group of his friends did an initial gutting of our house to the studs. They were not able to remove the washer (full of water) , dryer, stove and some kitchen counters. We are looking for any recommendation on workers that can complete the job. If we are able my husband and I will probably do the remaining work. Is the city still picking up debris? Can we still place the things on the curb? If not what are or options on discarding the appliances?
Do you have a list of contractors in the area that are reliable? Where can we secure a rebuilding permit?
Thanks for any assistance that you can offer. Hope that you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Yours,
Karen Baldwin
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From: "Fitzgerald, Sharon" <Sharon.Fitzgerald@am.dodea.edu>
To: "'Dan@PassChristian.Net'" <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 09:30:32 -0500
Subject: Katrina Christmas Story
Hi Dan, you might not know me but I know you knew my Father Chuck Lynch and you remember my mother Babes Lynch. Well I know she said she saw you a month or two after the storm but I'm not sure if she got to tell you about her Christmas cards so I will share that with you.
My Mother and Father were married 4/24/54 and that first Christmas they got lots of Christmas cards from friends and family. My Mother being the saver she is, saved every Christmas card from that first Christmas in 1954. Every year she would staple them to a red ribbon and hang them from the ceiling to the floor in our living room. Then after Christmas she would fold them up, pack them in a box and put them away with the Christmas decorations. She was interview by WLOX and had an article in the paper about it a few years ago.
Well she lost everything to Katrina as many of the Pas folks did. As we searched for anything we could keep we got into the attic and found her box with her Christmas cards in it. Well the good news is last time she put up her Christmas card when she took them down she put them in Ziploc bags and they were saved!!! Now God only knows why she put them in Ziploc bags that last time because she has never done that before. But she did and now she has them. I can not tell you how much that means to us but we cried like babies when we found them.
My husband and I have kept up the tradition and we have been married for 29 years. And every year we do the same thing. You can bet when I take them down this year I will seal them better too. Of course we don't live on the cost we live in Phenix City Al. But believe it or not we get hurricanes too. Not as bad and they are on the cost though.
So Dan with that next Christmas card you get remember my Mom and how happy they make her seeing them and enjoy yours too.
Merry Christmas
Sharon Fitzgerald
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From: "Rebecca Orfila" <borfila@hotmail.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2005 08:06:30 -0800
Subject: Pass Christian Historical Society
Thanks so much for the news and website links regarding Pass Christian. My husband's family lives in Pass Christian.
I would like to contribute to the Historical Society in Pass Christian, but am not sure to whom I should forward a donation. Any advice?
Many thanks,
Becky Orfila
Bakersfield, CA
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From: MarshaGM1@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 18:48:35 EST
Dan,
Good to see you are adding Ron's photos to your great site....if you haven't been to his Webshots page, you should check it out. We all teased him before Katrina about why he was taking photos of every little nook and cranny of Pass Christian.....well, now we are all so glad that he did, since he probably has the best and most thorough photo record of "pre" and "post" Katrina Pass Christian....he just needs to put together a before and after book.
By the way, he never answered our question, but we all knew the answer before asking, it is because he loves the Pass so much, like we all do.... and he has little interest in putting a book together, but instead freely shares his pics with anyone interested....to the point of making cds which he hands out to all the visiting volunteers from around the country, whenever he runs into them....so that they can see what a beautiful place it was before..........and will be again.
Thanks for your site.
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From: "patsy mcclellan" <survivorpm@cableone.net>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 16:34:35 -08
Thank you so much for the insert of our PCI golf news. And your web site is so informative that it kept me spellbound for hours; had not seen alot of the pictures. Thanks so much, and I will share your site with as many friends as I can. Pat McClellan
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From: RonKole@aol.com
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 13:11:42 EST
Subject: Merry Christmas from Ronnie Kole
Merry Christmas from the Koles;
It has been a wonderful year for us in spite of Hurricane Katrina...Speaking of Katrina, we arrived back at Chateau Kole six weeks after she struck the area...To say that New Orleans and Slidell, which is where we live, looks like a war zone, would be a real understatement...It's horrible. The damage is beyond description...Saying that, let me bring you up to date on Chateau Kole, and our property...
Our home survived the 175 mile per hour winds that went through Slidell, and also the 18 foot water surge on Bayou Liberty, which is the bayou that we live on...We were one of two houses on the bayou that was high enough that we didn't get flooded...Now about the winds...UGH!!! About 100 tall Pine Trees bit the dust, three on our boat house...the boathouse and the boat took bad hits, as did our recording studio...Fortunately, my 1940 Steinway Concert Grand Piano made it through with very little damage...We had it moved into Chateau Kole this week and I can't get away from it...As soon as I walk by it, I have to sit down and play something...It is such a jewel of a piano...Yes we're blessed...Our home, piano and wine cellar made it through Katrina with only minor damage, and that goes for our sanity also...
Another positive note was that I've been performing quite a few trips on the River Explorer, and they made it possible for me to perform while our home was without electricity...Wonderful friends are Eddie Conrad, the owner, and Jeff Kindl, VP, add to that all of the crew who make my job so pleasant...Another positive are the guests or Bargemates as they are called, as they are always super, and we've had a continued friendship with many of them...We've signed on for 32 tours in 2006...I do two one hour shows during the week, and the rest of the time we enjoy the cruise and the Bargemates...In between cruises we're doing our usual concerts and symphony dates, as well as my once a month performance at New Orleans Royal Sonesta Hotel...Of course we're looking forward to our annual tour of Germany and France this coming summer...We have so many wonderful friends that we visit, plus some great concerts in between helps to pay the bills. You can check my website for an up to date calendar of all my performance dates...
Gardner and I wish you the best Christmas Holiday Season you've ever had, and may 2006 be as rewarding for you as it looks to be for us...thanks to friends and fans like you...
Keep in touch and we'll do the same;
Ronnie Kole
www.RonnieKole.com
RonKole@aol.com
504-524-5716/Direct office number
504-883-1050/Mobile
985-643-5761/Home
985-643-4859/Fax
PO Box 5519
Slidell, Louisiana 70469
USA
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From: beachwalker98@juno.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 00:07:05 -0600
Subject: Donald Moore
The weekly reports from Donald Moore are great. Those of us who can't always make the meetings really appreciate being kept abreast of what's going on. The emotion in his report this week was palpable. I share his disgust with the actions of the Council in refusing to overturn the mayor's veto of his pay cut. The two Councilmen who voted against it
have completely lost the respect I once held for both of them. I think that Councilman Moore was overly generous in his supposition that their motive was the good of the city's image. On the contrary, their actions have only undermined the confidence that I felt in the Council's ability to lead us in the absence of a capable mayor. It makes us look weak,
disorganized and indecisive. Not exactly the face we should project if we expect any sort of help in recovering from this nightmare. I feel his anger and concern and support his position completely. Please tell Alderman Moore that he is not alone in his frustration with the inactivity in the Pass. There are many of us who are painfully aware of it.
Jessie Heitzmann
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From: "Dr. S.A. Sofford" <sail@datasync.com>
To: "DAN ELLIS" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 11:51:05 -0600
Subject: update
I read Donald's up date. I cannot say I was surprised. I agree we need LEADERSHIP and unity on the council but am afraid it will not happen....ever. The situation in the Pass is not improving and although I expected it to be slow, there is no excuse for the lack of urgency the city is displaying. The city is dying and because of their actions are driving homeowners and business ready to rebuild OUT.
Is there anyway I can contact Donald? I will try to be there Tuesday but am not sure now. So if you could print this e-mail and pass it along to Donald I would appreciate it.
In addition, LA has taken the lead in helping to determine WIND vs FLOOD from the Florida model which had 82% success. The insurance commissioner has required ALL INSURANCE COMPANIES TO HIRE MEDIATORS who will be used when home owners file APPEALS regarding the adjusters findings. Last I heard, MS is planning to do the same.
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From: Harriette2064@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 03:13:46
Donald Moore exhibits the same frustration that the residents of Timber Ridge are experiencing and addressing.
Gary and I attended the meeting a couple of weeks ago but Donald Moore was not present. Peggy Johnson advised that 90 permits had been issued to date; also the total amount that had been collected for fees was $25,000. Sonny Peroyea, Gwen Voights, and I addressed the Board to advise them that the fees we had paid were excessive.
Six residents of Timber Ridge had been charged between $700. to $1,100. for the privilege of rebuilding. Calculations indicate that the six of us had paid 1/5 of the total amount collected. Sounds unbelievable!
It would be interesting to know how and why the other 84 residents had paid an average of $240. for their permit. Mark Sando told us that when he applied for the permit for each of us that he had given an reasonable estimate of costs to rebuild. It appears the other 84 had been forewarned and possibly underestimated their expenses. Logically, double standards should not apply but obviously nothing is logical in Pass Christian these days!
Thanks for keeping us informed. Candidly it is our only link.
We're going to Texas for Christmas and will fly to CA during the week before the New Year but we'll have the lap top handy so we can keep abreast of activities. We wish you the very best during this holy season! Merry Christmas.
Harriette
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From: "Warren Mueller" <sbcplanning@hotmail.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 18:15:18 -0600
We will not be in the Pass until about December 27. Pls tell Donald Moore that we appreciate all he is doing and we are sorry he did not get the support he needed to cut the Mayor's salary.
We don't know all the story, but Donald has been working like a champ for the city. Billy has been all but invisible.
Warren B. Mueller
Consultant
Strategic Business Concepts, LLC
Pass Christian, MS
610-597-4618
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From: "Donnie" <dblunt@midsouth.rr.com>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 22:35:01 -0600
Subject: Hello, old friend...
Dan,
Hello, my old friend... I am very glad to see that you are alright, albeit displaced from the place you love. I am also glad to hear that Billy B. is ok. Even though I left the coast many years ago, Long Beach and the Pass are still close to my heart. I have and will continue to look at the photos of the coast and weep.... this loss is almost too much to think about. Thank you for keeping the spirit of the coast alive and don't ever stop.
Donnie Blunt
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From: "Tricia Ale" <tricia1052@msn.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 09:55:57 -0500
I just wanted to drop a note to let you know that I will be making my first trip to Pass Christian this weekend. My daughter Whitney and I will be coming down to visit Aunt Annie and help out at the Day Care Center.
We are working on setting up a" Sister City" connection on the Roxbury, Connecticut Website. I wrote earlier, but as you in The Pass know, things take much longer than first expected. Roxbury Responds and Bridging the
Gulf are two groups that have been formed in our local area to help in the relief aid for Pass Christian.
Maybe we will have the opportunity to run into you this weekend. If not, perhaps on our next trip in January. Thanks for all the great information on your website. Sincerely, Tricia Ale
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From: LLock24@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 13:29:02 EST
Subject: Re: Laissez le bon ton Rouler --- Let the Good Times Roll !!!
We are still in Houston right now. We will be back in New Orleans and also the Pass in late December.
Lory Lockwood and Tony Watts
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From: <gest@bellsouth.net>
To: <dan@passchristian.net>
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 21:19:02 -0500
Subject: Stolen Antique Truck
We live at 102 Sycamore in Timber Ridge. Our home was flooded from Katrina. Every time we return to do work or check on it something happens. First the water dept. turned on the water and flooded our property a second time. Next, we went back and an electrician had done some work to our home without us even knowing and today we went to do some yard work and our 1967 Chevrolet Custom C-10 pickup was gone from underneath our driveway. The truck had to be pulled or trailered out of the subdivision. I wanted to post a notice on the web in case anyone saw it being removed. There are not many trucks around that look like it. There were only 600 made in 1967. The truck is a white 1967 with a small rear window. It has chrome rims. Plates are Ms. Antique Truck plates with 513235 on them. Anyone having any information please contact Pass Christian Police dept. at 452-3300.
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From: Carrie Franklin <carrie_39531@yahoo.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2005 18:40:09 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Lawyers
Hi,
My fiance and I just bought our home in Pass Christian two months before the storm. It is now completely
destroyed. Our insurance is only offering us $4000 (and $3000 goes to the deductible). FEMA isn't
providing us much help, either.
Could you please send me the email address of the lawyer you mentioned in the Idea Box section, or any
other lawyers or resources you might know about.
Thanks,
Carrie Franklin
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From: "Angelyn S Treutel, CPA" <atreutel@hotmail.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2005 15:39:06 -0600
Subject: great website!!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
My brother Mike had another knee surgery on Monday --- he is doing well. My mom broke her arm and my dad had some heart problems, but otherwise, all are well --- we all have a new beginning .... keep smiling !
Take care, Angelyn
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From: "Trey Campbell" <jwc@ccla.com>
To: <jwc@ccla.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 09:50:30 -0600
Subject: Employers Tax Relief
Be aware that employers who paid their staff following the hurricane may qualify for up to $ 6,000 per employee CREDIT on taxes.
The link for more information is below.
http://www.irs.gov/app/vita/images/Katrina_Emergency_Tax_Relief_Act.pdf
Best regards
Trey Campbell
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From: Bonsonp5@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 11:57:32 EST
We finally got permit to put my home back where it was pre-Katrina, however was shocked to be billed over 800 dollars for the privledge of doing so. I understand Long Beach, Bay St Louis and other communities have waived permit costs. Seems to me that if the powers that be want to rebuild Pass Christian and retain as many residents as possible they may want to re-think their permitting process and cost!
Poorer, but happy to be ready to re-build,
L M (Sonny) Peroyea
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From: "Trey Campbell" <jwc@ccla.com>
To: "'Dan Ellis'" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 16:57:49 -0600
Pass Christian Public Schools have an incredible choir department for the middle & high school. Their second performance, following the storm, will be at Christmas in the Pass; 5:00 at the Hancock Bank trailer in the Park. The Choir is under the direction of David Chavers; who said that the choir alone lost over $ 200,000 worth of equipment, music & supplies. If you had attended a recent graduation ceremony, much of David’s Audio equipment was used.
We need to get the word out that the choir needs, and is most worthy, of any help we can muster.
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From: "Treese" <treese49@comcast.net>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 19:14:48 -0500
Hi Dan - It was so good to FINALLY see a piece on Pass Christian tonight on prime time television (NBC News). Hope you caught it! Bless you all. I'm still 'sending them up' for all of you! - Theresa
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From: Brooks Katherine J Civ 2 AF/JAM <katherine.brooks@keesler.af.mil>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 16:12:23 -0600
Mr. Ellis,
I was very surprised and a little hurt that my Grandmother, Martha Fennell James (Miss Mawtha) was not mentioned or recognized in the history of Pass Christian. She was born in New Orleans LA in 1893, raised in Bay St. Louis MS, married & lived the rest of her life in Pass Christian MS until she died at 111 years old in October of 2004. <<Grandma.doc>>
//SIGNED//
Kathy J. Brooks
Martha Ann James was born Martha Ann Fennell July 29,1893, on Conti Street in New Orleans LA, to Alexander and Rose Fennell. She was raised and attended school in Bay St. Louis MS. She married Willis “Buster” James in 1923 and moved to Pass Christian MS, where they established and owned Martha’s Cafe. They were blessed with one son, Willis James Jr., born January 2, 1927.
Martha gave over 70 years of service to domestic housekeeping, cooking at Annie’s Restaurant, and being head chef at the Pass Christian Yacht Club. She devoted all of her spare time helping raise her 6 grandchildren. She also enjoyed fishing, bingo, and raising dogs.
Although retired, Martha has not retired from living. At age 110, she is still full of life and vigor, sustaining the good health God has always blessed her with. Martha’s longevity is attributed to living a very moderate lifestyle and never over indulging in anything. She now resides at the Miramar Nursing Lodge in Pass Christian MS.
Martha is proudly survived by her son, Willis James Jr. and his wife Audrey James, 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins
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From: "Fe Laughlin" <felaughlin@bellsouth.net>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 19:25:21 -0600
Thanks so much for your website and for having me on your contact list. You are one of my most important and informative connections to The Pass. I live in Byrnewood but am temporarily living in Houston for a few months. There are so many of my friends from The Pass that are scattered all over the globe. We email each other but your dilligence has been our reward. Good luck and Godbless!
Fe Laughlin
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From: "Monfra, Jamie D." <Monfra_jd@jpso.com>
To: "'Dan@PassChristian.Net'" <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 10:43:05 -0600
My family and I lived at 149-B Fort Henry Ave and our home, as every other home on Fort Henry was completely destroyed. There were two houses at the end of the block that I thought the Ellis' lived in. Is this you or any of
your relatives? I would like to find out how many on the block plan to rebuild. We are definitely coming back, probably in late 2006 or early 2007. Just waiting for our insurance to help out. We're fighting the wind vs. water issue. Let's stay in touch as I have lost contact with everyone on the block.
J. D. & Stacy Monfra
149-B Fort Henry Ave.
Pass Christian, MS 39572
504.628.1422
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From: "gabbass@juno.com" <gabbass@juno.com>
To: rrose@cityofdiberville.org, GSMITH130@aol.com,
sharron@cityofdiberville.org, dcc@cableone.net,
Dan@PassChristian.Net, itdept@cityoflongbeachms.com,
gis@cityoflongbeachms.com
I am Phil Hunter from Lowville and I just read your wonderful article in the newspaper. I have been a Spanish/French teacher here for over 25 years and I would like to travel to Louisiana with a group of 8-10 students to help in any way we can from December 27-31. We need some help.
We will be bringing several truck loads of supplies that we have gathered from a variety of stores here in town and at Walmart in Watertown.
We will also have sleeping bags, tools, a generator, an air pump, bottled water, foods, cleaning supplies, brooms, shovels, rakes, etc. etc. Can you suggest any specific items we should be sure to bring that would be the most helpful? We have no idea what items would be most useful.
Can you help put us in contact with a church and/or school where we could go to help in their community and to offer our truck loads of supplies? We would need sleeping quarters and bathrooms, etc.
I'd appreciate any help or suggestions you could send.
The students I would be bringing are all class officers at Lowville Academy, very polite, hard-working, motivated and interested in helping others in need. We became very excited about organizing this trip after listening to Mike Bellone who came to our school to speak to our class officers. He is Director of Special Operations for the Critical Incident Response Team of New York State. He worked for 270 days cleaning up at Ground Zero and has helped with the relief efforts in Louisiana too.
Thanks for your assistance in our efforts to help our southern friends.
Sincerely,
Phil Hunter 6549 River Rd. Lowville, NY 13367
315-376-7690 (h) 771-5621 (cell)
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From: "Frank Menge" <F.Menge@t-online.de>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2005 18:11:26 +0100
I am from germany and was in the US many times. I got your e-mail-address from the web. Last time me and my wife where in Mississippi in June this year. We visit the Menge Avenue, because I saw the sign at the highway when I was there years before. As you can see at my e-mail-addi our last name is „Menge“ and so we were interested to see this street. In our dreams we planned to go to USA later for having a home there.
Now we saw what Hurricane Katrina did to the US-Gulfcoast. We can´t believe that this beautiful place is destroyed now. We are so sad about all the people loosing their homes and at last their lives. It´s hard to find the right words. I hope you´ll understand what I try to say.
We hope you are well. It´s so unbelievable to see that the help needs so long to reach all the victims in New Orleans and all the other cities around there. We are listening all day long to CNN for getting more informations. But most of the time they are talking about New Orleans. It´s hard to see all these people there without having a chance to help.
I would really like to know how it looks there now. It would be very nice to hear from you.
We hope you all will make it as good as you can. I know there is nothing we can do but we are with you in our mind all the time.
Many greetings,
Frank Menge
By the way, did you know why Menge Ave. is called Menge Ave.??
Frank Menge
Wallstr. 5
38640 Goslar
Germany
Here we live

http://mail.map24.com/fmcom
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From: Aschaffen@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 08:00:08 EST
Thanks for the terrific web site. It is a great help in disseminating the news. Have several people who have asked me for names of contractors who are interested in renovating the historic homes that are left. Most contractors would rather work on new projects. Let me know if you have names. Had an email from Avra O'Dwyer this morning that mentioned that existing structures may have to be raised one foot. Do you know if this applies to Scenic structures which are far over the suggested 16 foot level. Keep up the great work.
Eric Aschaffenburg
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Jessie Heitzmann -- beachwalker98@juno.com
A city is not a dot on a map, it's the spirit of its people
Out of the devastation that surrounds us we must stop and look beyond those things that we've lost. Our homes and possessions are gone, lives disrupted, people displaced.
The Pass, a city that we love so much, has once again suffered unbelievably. In spite of it all, the heart of this city still survives, still beats with the same vigorous rhythm that it always has, wounded but not defeated. However, a mere physical location in and of itself has no strength, no life, no spirit. The essence of this city lies in the people who live here. They're very special. We're all family now, drawn to each other, first in our despair, and now in our collective desire for a resurrection of our community.
My hope is that we never lose that feeling, never lose that inner need for each other. It's inevitable that with time we'll retreat to our own private "spaces," but let's never forget those neighbors who stood by us in our time of need. Along with heartbreak we've been given a second chance to get to know each other and to appreciate our similarities as well as our differences. My hope is that we take a lesson from the generosity and giving of all those who've traveled from across the country to help us in our recovery.
If I've taken anything at all away from this horror it's the comforting knowledge that there are good people out there who really care. In my mind they're all part of our collective family now... and always will be. They've left an indelible mark on all our lives.
JESSIE HEITZMANN -- Pass Christian
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From: rf kern <rfkern@yahoo.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 16:19:04 -0800 (PST)
I work for an engineering firm in Miami, Florida and was in Pass Christian about two weeks following hurricane Katrina doing damage assessment. In the debris I picked up a child's brown, teddy bear back pack that had some other stuffed toys inside. I didn't want it to get lost in the clean-up, so I brought it back to Florida. I thought I heard of Hurricane Katrina museum where I could send the bear, but can't locate it.
Is there somewhere I can send the bear? I'm sure some child would love to get it back.
Thank you, Richard Kern 786-423-5627
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From: "Lewis Curtis" <lcurtis@msn.com>
To: "'Dan Ellis'" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 19:03:05 -0500
We had the reunion in late July. We stayed at the Harbor Oaks B&B which my great great grandfather, Patrick Curtis built in 1860. I know that it is gone now and one of the owners died in Katrina. I’m glad we had a chance to stay there before it was gone!
Both my wife and I had family along the coast, mostly in Biloxi. All are safe although a couple of houses are gone. Glad to hear you are OK. Take care and good luck with the cleanup.
Lew Curtis
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From: Gary Folse <gary.folse@gmail.com>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Cc: "W.E. Folse" <Collins30PineHillB@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 21:24:43 -0600
My parents, Lorraine and Kelly Folse, of Timber Ridge have temporarily relocated to Collins, MS. Please add their email address to your list. They are at: Collins30PineHillB@Yahoo.com
Thanks very much for your efforts in keeping everyone in touch.
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From: penny_rodrique@att.net
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 02:58:34 +0000
I question whether it is really true that the federal highway administration is requiring this to be a high rise bridge. Yes, the decking needs to be elevated but it could be to just 35 feet with a drawbridge in the center. More importantly, this is apparently a six-lane bridge and the traffic just doesn’t justify it. It is sad, too, to see Penny not only lose her business but not even getting fair market value for it. Obviously anything along Highway 90 there is worth a whole lot more than what MDOT is stealing it for.
Becky Gillette

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From: Kristen325@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 13:25:25 EST
The National Flood Program has been telling people who have paid in their premiums that there is no longer any money to go around until congress and Senate pass respective bills in their houses. We got this story when we called Nationwide when we did not receive our check and said they were not going to cut any checks until this action was taken care of.
I called Gene Taylors office and here is the real story:
Congress on Wednesday passed a bill for $5 billion in aid, the Senate by this afternoon will pass a similar bill supporting this action. When the President returns from Asia he is expected to sign the bill to make it law, so FEMA can pay out these claims. Please pass this on because the Flood Program is still reporting that they can not pay out on claims, but are still working the claims up until the time of the final examination. Please pass this on Congressman Taylor's office issued a press release but it has been run as low-lying stories in the paper here in Jackson.
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From: "Linda Robertson" <Linda.Robertson@comcast.net>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 22:13:48 -0500
Dear Mr. Ellis,
Thank you for your kind wishes and encouragement. It was my complete pleasure to help. As exhausting as it was it was also very exhilarating.
Please excuse my late reply to your email. I've been busy packing books. I'm happy to report that over 21,000 books for the schools of Pass Christian are sleeping tonight in Columbus, GA and will be departing at 4am for Pass Christian. They should be in Pass Christian by mid morning (Thrus 11/17).
I hope they have many helpers to unpack boxes and many hungry readers.
Sincerely,
Linda Robertson
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Sent $8,020 to Pass Christian Community Donations.
~katrina/"~katrina/ "http://www.oregonfast.net/~katrina/~katrina/ "
The link above gives the update.
Thank you everyone for your help!!!
Tiffany Rogato
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From: Sam Filson <samfilson@sbcglobal.net>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 16:20:13 -0800 (PST)
Hi -
Wish to travel to Gulf area this week thru Thanksgiving (or beyond).
If there are any groups in need of simple entertainment - music, music videos, kids movies/cartoons please pass this on or let me know.
I've built an A/V jukebox onto my pick-up and can travel to small gatherings on short notice.
Please see attached for more detail.
Thanks - Sam Filson
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From: "foodstylist" <foodstylist@cox.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 18:10:08 -0600
Dan,
First of all let me express our forever thanks for having this website and updating it for all of us in Pass Christian who are living afar. My husband, Tom Braly, myself and our son, Tomas, have/had a home on Boisdore that was completely vaporized. We were the 4th house from the beach, she survived Camille but not this one. We will rebuild!
Second, when we went back we found a few items partially buried in the sand. Among our items we found part of a Nativity set - amazingly unbroken! So if you are the owner, please email me @ style.list@juno.com. They need to be "home" for Christmas.
Third, only 3 houses appear to have made it thru on the west side of the Pass: the Sherman castle and the Conwell's 2 mini-mansions. Does anyone know how these homes look on the inside? Structurally is there anything there or are all 3 just a shell? What is the elevation on these 3? Just what is it about these three that enabled them to withstand 35 ft wall of water and tremendous winds? The answers could be really valuable information for rebuilding between 90 & the CSX line. So if anyone has info/insight in this, please share.
May everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Martha Torres Braly
San Antonio, TX
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From: Landscapes10@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 18:06:46 ES
My name is Judy Jordan. You dont know me. I came to Mississippi Sept.17 as a volunteer, a volunteer minister , with friends who were with church of scientology. I am not a scientologist, but was trained in their volunteering ministry assist course.
I was fortunate to spend much of my time in Pass Christian. I worked alot at the POD , distribution tent, not sure exact address, and helping in other ways in area.
I had wanted to return to the area over Thanksgiving but i am not able to do so.
I was sitting here in Boston thinking what can i do from here that can offer some more help to area. A friend of mine in CA who was there in Sept, as well has stayed in touch with Sally James, librarian.
He sent me a list of some items that Sally needed for the library. I began thinking maybe i could get "Boston" or Cambridge to be a 'sistercity" with Pass Christian. i went on your website and saw that there were several other sister cities already.
My question to you is : who can i talk to , to learn more about how sistercity connections are arranged. I would then talk to our mayor here and would start with the library, trying to get supplies, books materials etc for Sally, then see where it could lead.
I had emailed Sally and will try to reach her by phone to see what is currentlly needed. I know you all are very very busy.
Even if Boston were not open to setting up sister city i would want to look at other ways to get some help to the library and other need areas.
Tho i came to your town under such difficult circumstances for all those of Mississippi , I will never forget the Pass ..... and hope i can continue to help in some small way.
I also hope to return one day, when Pass is rebuilt , sit in a cafe, sipping coffee and share stories with all.
Thank you for your time and endless energy in helping rebuild the Pass
Judy
landscapes10@aol.com
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From: "Maria Furze" <mfurze2@hotmail.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 09:30:28 -0600
Dear Dan,
I am writing to you because so many of our scattered residents keep up with
the Pass by accessing your website. I am trying to help the town by getting
out information, and I am wondering if you can help me do this. I am trying
to contact as many newspapers as possible, but thought you might also be a
source of information. This is the message I am trying to get out:
Pass Christian, MS residents need to fill out a Right Of Entry (ROE) form to
allow Army Corps of Engineers contractors onto private property for the
purpose of debris removal, removal of tree leaners and hangers, and future
demolition.
A driver's license or other acceptable form of ID or ownership is needed to
show proof of ownership of the property.
A third party may fill out the ROE by providing a copy of the owner's
driver's license and a letter written by the property owner and witnessed by
2 people or notarized allowing the designated party to sign the ROE.
Forms may be found at City Hall, 2nd St. and Fleitas Ave. or mailed to
P.O.Box 368, Pass Christian, MS 39571.
Thanks for your consideration in this matter. Any help is always welcome.
Maria Furze
228-547-9875
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From: "McKeown, Kimberly A" <McKeownKA@state.gov>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 15:40:43 -0600
I am hoping that you can help us.
We are employed with the U.S. government and are currently stationed outside of the U.S. and because of this we are unable to return to Pass Christian to pick up the form needed to have debris removed from our property in Timberidge.
Do you possible have an e-mail address of someone within the city government that can help us in obtaining one of these forms and who could possible answer some questions about the process for us?
Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for your help,
Mike and Kimberly McKeown
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From: Adam Rose <arose54@gmail.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 12:33:18 -0600
To introduce myself, my name is Adam Rose and I am with the AmeriCorps group helping out here in town. I was wondering if you might have a minute to discuss some questions I have. Specifically, I am helping coordinate volunteer groups that are here, as well as and finding groups that may be interested in coming to help. I noticed today the link on the page about 'sister cities' and wanted to talk with you a little more to make sure we are all on the same page. I am more than willing to do whatever needed to use this network of connections to maximize its potential. If you get a minute and can let me know, I would greatly appreciate it. Feel free to email here or call me at 314.420.9631. I would be more than happy to talk whenever is convenient for you.
Thanks again Dan. You're doing good work.
Adam Rose
AmeriCorps St. Louis
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From: Ron Ladner <ron@gumbospoon.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 12:29:10 -0500
I'm chairing the Pass Christian Economic Development Committee and would like your help in communication some of our efforts. Today, we delivered a press release announcing the engagement of the Carl Small Town Group to assist in urban planning, housing, and architecture in the Pass. The success of this process directly corresponds with the
participation and input from our people. We need everyone to get involved. It would be very helpful if you could post our
announcement so that we can spread the word and build momentum.
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From: StHns9@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 19:24:58 EST
Dear Mr. Ellis,
I would like to thank you for the web sites you have provided. I am a wife of a National Guardsman who is deployed to the coastal area to help guard the home of those in Long Beach, Ms., I would so like to purchase some of your books if you could please tell me where to go and how much. I myself have lived in Mississippi all of my life and find the coastal area so beautiful before and after Camille, and now Katrina has left it's mark forever. I can't physically help is why when they were asking for the guard volunteers, my husband and myself decided it would be a way for us to help, I do get to see him every 6 days even though it is a long ride from Raymond, Ms. to the coast but is one I do willingly and lovingly. If you would please send me the information I would be very grateful. Thank you and God Bless You.
Twila Hansen
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From: LLock24@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 20:31:46 EST
My husband and I just received the Timber Ridge newsletter and were so happy to be connected. We are from New Orleans and have evacuated to Houston. Thirty-two days before the storm we bought Bob and Dotty Heiss' house at 99 Fairway. We were hanging pictures in our new home on the Saturday before Katrina!
We were just getting to know people in the Pass and had some good friends on Japonica. We have been feeling very uninformed and disconnected and are so glad to now be in touch.
Please let us know how we can get in touch with the Town Planning Department to see what permits we need to start to rebuild. Part of our house was on the ground floor and we believe we can't rebuild that. Thanks.
Lory Lockwood and Tony Watts
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From: Eajp@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 15:44:54 EST
We were originally some of those damn yankees, the ones you try and chase away with a stick; and yes (WSR) we shall return.
Our names are Gus & Joyce Pialet and we use to reside at 132 Holiday Drive. We came back to nothing more then a broken slab, a missing vehicle and boat. We have since found them in the debris piles north of our location.
There was not much we could do about the property, so we worked for the Red Cross out of Woolmarket and Biloxi, where we assigned for nearly 3 weeks. Our time back on the coast has given us a renewed resolve to return, rebuild or buy or whatever options we may be afforded in this great place to live. The reason it was and is still a great place to live is the people and the sense of community there. This is confirmed by their spirit and determination shown during this tragedy.
We are now in PA, waiting until we hear information regarding a finalized building standard and insurance requirements or sooner to volunteer again.
Thanks again for your efforts and relay my thanks to all who are still there and remember all of you in the Pass are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gus Pialet
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From: "Rudisill" <rudisillfamily@houston.rr.com>
To: <dan@passchristian.net>
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005 21:40:53 -0600
To all those in Pass Christian,
My mother’s first cousin, Ruth Marsden, her husband Chuck and daughter Claudia lived at 123 Holiday Drive in Pass Christian. The last we heard was via a neighbor (by way of the family grapevine) that in the days prior to Katrina Chuck had tried to find a hospital where Ruth could be housed in case of emergency. She wasn’t at all well and needed specialized care. We’ve been told that none of the area hospitals could accommodate Ruth’s needs so the family stayed at home. Their first house on that site had been destroyed by Camille, and Ruth always said, “That storm took my house but can never take my sense of humor.” They rebuilt, mindful of the storms, and obviously hoped the house would withstand Katrina. To date we’ve heard very little that can be substantiated – perhaps the house was washed up against Wal-Mart, perhaps their bodies were found but not identified, perhaps there is no hope of ever finding them anywhere. All we know is what we read on the many sites devoted to bringing the news of the Pass and the Gulf to the rest of us.
Please know that we appreciate all your hard work, your heartache and your dedication to the people who have been affected by Katrina. Our prayers are with you all, and with all those who perished when Katrina came calling.
Please take good care of yourselves – and thank you, so very much -
Caroline Rudisill and family
rudisillfamily@houston.rr.com
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From: TDiaz31928@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 09:39:13 EST
Beverly and I are living in Vicksburg for the next 6 months. Our address is PO BOX 1102 Vicksburg, MS 39181-1102. Our Cell # is 504-723-8766. We are still waiting for the insurance companies to pay up. Beverly lost all of her business "You're Invited" in the Bay. It was a total loss. The house has been gutted and we are waiting on a report from the structural engineer as to weather we tear the house down or rebuild it with the existing frame.
Ted Diaz
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From: DAMCOIND@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 21:49:24 EST
Hi, I have been enjoying your website since shortly after the storm and I was stuck in Fla. w/ little news of home(LongBeach).My mother worked @ Old Community so we have alot of friends from the Pass. I have a cat living in my empty home w/ a tag
saying she belongs to Roy Masson of RR St. Pass Christian w/ of course a non-working ph. number. I have put an ad in classified in Sun Her. and posted on their blog/forum. Any ideas about any other way to track this gentleman down & reunite
them? Is there any kind of posting site for the Pass? Any help or ideas would be appreciated. Thank you, Katy Criswell, Email Damcoind@aol.com or call228-365-7780.
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From: "Chris Sheppard" <flashdman@cox.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 08:30:24 -0600
Dear Dan
I was so happy to see this site......thanks for doing a great job keeping us informed. I am a resident in Pass and my home was completely destroyed like so many others. It is so hard to get information on what is happening and what the plans are for our town. Right now I am in Baton Rouge with my daughter but return to Pass on a weekly basis trying to get some things done. My home was at 401 West Railroad Street and my name is Sheila Lane. If anyone needs to get in touch with me they can call me at my cell #225-810-0664.
I am including some pictures of the area.
Thanks
Sheila Lane, James Lane, Jathan Lane
401 West Railroad St
Pass Christian, MS 39571
Temporary address
17849 Sugar Mill Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Cell 225-810-0664
Home 225-751-5070
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Lynn Mankin lmankin@adelphia.net
Kennebunkport Maine
Interested in volenteering 11-20-05 till December. Maine class IV Water Systems Operator ( distribution, plant, lab-bacterial ) 100 ton capt, ex-fisherman. Looking to help out over the holidays if you need it. Or any community that might. Ran crewboat Leeville, LA. Thought I would contact you. Chris Audley from my town, and yours has been raising money here in the Port. Feel free to email Thanks Lynn Mankin

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From: "Penthouse Owners Assoc" <poa1515@cableone.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 19:50:09 -0600
My husband and I were the resident managers of Penthouse Condos on the beach in Pass Christian. We are still working for the association from an office in Paris, Texas. One of our owners Sandra Halvey told me of your web site and your warehouse of information. We have not been able to find out how things are progressing as far as infrastructure down on the beach. The majority of our owners are in favor of rebuilding on the property and are anxious to begin the process. Building codes and infrastructure are two of the main things holding us back. Any information you have would be appreciated.
Becky and Rocky Williams
Penthouse Owners' Association
1515 E. Beach
Pass Christian, Ms
Temporary Address
3275 Lamar #122
Paris, Tx 75460
(903)784-1909
e-mail:poa1515@cableone.net

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From: "Eileen Rhody" <smileen25@comcast.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 20:30:28 -0600
Hello Dan- My name is Eileen and my husband and Father and I made a disaster relief trip to Pass Christian Miss. on October 2 thru October 5.  We rented a 26 foot Penske truck and filled it with supplies from money we were able to raise in our hometown of Schuylkill Haven Pennsylvania.  My mother Joan Schruff is from Pass Christian and we have many family members there that survived Hurricane Katrina. My uncle McCall and Aunt Gay Nell suffered severe damage to their home along with many of their family members and friends who lost everything.  It was devastating to us to come back to the place I had visited so many times as a child and brought my own children to visit with family members and see the total destruction that Pass Christian has suffered. During the short time we were there in October we were able to help many people, but we wish we could have done so much more before we left. Ten truckloads wouldn't have made much of a dent and our hearts go out to all the victims of Hurricane Katrina. It was wonderful to see how upbeat people were inspite of it all when we were in the tent for meals. When we dropped off supplies at the distribution tents, the men working with the supply trucks couldn't have been more appreciative for what we were able to give. The hospitality of the south still showing thru it all! I look forward to visiting again to see the boats coming back and the homes being rebuilt. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with the good people of Pass Christian and we will try to stay in touch with the progress of the Pass Christian rebuilding process. We are currently working on getting my daughter's college, Kutztown University involved in raising money for the people of Pass Christian and a gentlemen from the University is trying to raise enough money to perhaps send a crew of college students and adults to help out over Christmas break if they can. Can't promise that it will happen, but he is trying to help in any way possible. Please let the people of the Pass know that there are people in Pennsylvania who really care about them and are thinking of them and praying for their recovery. We check the website often for updates on the information. Thanks for the updates. Eileen

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From: "Greg Iverson" <saloonf@bellsouth.net>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 17:35:12 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)
Thank you for your wonderful work on the Passchristian.net website - it is the first step in keeping people informed and connected in the rebuilding process of Pass Christian and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
My nephew Matt Cummings has been approved by his high school, Totino Grace in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area to sponsor a fund raiser for St. Paul's Catholic Church.
He contacted me and asked if I could get some information on St. Paul's including any photographs of the destruction that are of high enough quality (resolution) that we can reproduce for a class presentation on DVD. If you have anything, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you again for your tireless efforts on behalf of the people in the Pass- I lived at Inn By The Sea on Henderson Point and was an owner of the Firedog Saloon in Bay St. Louis. You of course know how they turned out!  I included a couple of photo attachments.
Regards,
Greg Iverson

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From: "Kelly's Mail" <kstokoe@prodigy.net>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2005 13:07:35 -0400
I've been enjoying your web site - considering the fact that I found it as a result of the recent disaster. I have found the postings (especially the photos) quite interesting. You are providing a great service to the people of Pass Christian.
My name is Kelly and I live in Canton, Ohio. My mother, Martha Ford Priddy, also lives in Canton, but grew up in the home at 110 West Beach. I saw your "mansions" page and someone took a post-Katrina photo of the house that is up on your site. We were overwhelmed to see the structure still standing and in tact.
You mentioned the house has been primarily vacant and the upkeep lacking. My mom and my brother were in the Pass last April and made an attempted to contact the owner to see if they could visit the inside. The owner would not let them, so they only took photos from outside.
A brief history from my mother: She is 75 years old and a descendent of the Nelson family. She lived at 110 her entire childhood, up until adulthood and marriage, with exception to college away from home. Her mother was Martha Nelson, father was Dewey Ford, and they lived with family (John Liversedge, Ann Liversedge) and other relatives at 110 over the years. She is kin to the Lang brothers: Jack, Eaton, and Nelson, who, as you probably are aware, lost his life in Katrina. She and Nelson, "Nip", were nearly the same age and were very close as children. Fortunately, as I mentioned, she had the chance to see the Pass last spring and visit with Nip and Helen, as well as Eaton and Jack.
Anyway, I was wondering if you had any current information on 110 W. Beach. Is it still occupied? Is it livable? We thought we saw the house on a satellite photo after Katrina hit and were excited to again see it through your site. Thanks again.
Hope to hear from you,
Kelly Stokoe

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From: LStuart764@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 22:26:18 EDT
Thanks for wonderful website. My heart just breaks when I visit the Pass. I read your book Lady in Red that I purchased from your web page. I really enjoyed reading the book. I was a teenager when it happened and remember bits and pieces of the story. Kelly (Terry) used to cut my hair way back when. George, my sister, and I were surprised and very pleased to see the article about George under Hero. I just read Trip to the Pass Oct. 25 and surprised to see the picture of my mother, George and the Harshbargers. When was this taken? Keep up all of your good work and let the world know about our "Pass." Thanks again!
Linda McDonald Stuart

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From: "cal21855" <cal21855@cox.net>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 22:47:11 -0500
Hello Dan, First I would like to say that our prayers and thoughts are with the community of Pass Christian. I lived in the Pass my entire life until 6 years ago. What a great community. Your website is very informative, I was browsing on the katrina/pass christian site and linked to yours. Keep up the good work. Elizabeth Calloway

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From: "Aimee516" <Aimee516@jam.rr.com>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 09:17:38 -0500
Virginia (Gin) Ahlswede is now living with her daughter Aimee Hagen in Jackson at:
4806 Woodmont Drive
Jackson 39206
her cell is (601) 720-8813
Land line is (601) 982-4243
warppedweavver@yahoo.com

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From: KLVoigts@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 09:02:27 EDT
Thanks for the note from the Peroyea's. I loved the "Free Food" sign on thier trashed refrigerator sitting on the street!
Good news--Pass Christian has been adopted by Wilmore, Kentucky, a small town similar to P.C. just outside of Lexington. Our son, Mike, was very instrumental in this.
I met with the "chairman" over the weekend in Wilmore. They want to be involved over at least the next two years. That's right--two years.
Over Thanksgiving week, the town will send about 20 people to the Pass to do all kinds of volunteer work--even light carpentry. They are particularly interested in Timber Ridge. Please let me know what work you need and I will pass on the information to the workers.
Keith Voigts
P.S.
Treasure Point Sunday, Oct 30, 1pm -- bring chair, pot luck dish, and beverages
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From: Daystar953@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 21:19:13 EDT
dan, we have relocated to pensacola beach in gulf breeze, fl. our address is:
john and ruth wilson
p.o.box 1571
gulf breeze fl. 32562
phone: 850-932-3932
our address in timberidge was 403 fairway dr.
john had open heart surgery on sept 30 and is not doing well. he is still in critical care unit and i do not know for how long. his main artery was 99% blocked and they did 2 open heart surgeries back to back and he has many problems and is very sick. i have spent the last month at the baptist hosp. in pensacola, fl. just wanted to let all our friends know about him and please remember us in your prayers. we saw out devestation on sept. 28, and it was a mess. i do think the wind did a lot of our damage tho the insurance co. is trying to say all flood. we will stay with them for a final decision. our prayers are with everyone, ruth wilson

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From: <uscgbill@bellsouth.net>
To: <CaptRoyCS@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 6:25:53 -0400
Bulldozing.  Go to the code office which is located at the corner of Flietas and 2nd.  White temp. trailer behind the Gray double wide. Don't get in line, the line is for permits. Ask for the form regarding  Corps of Engineers demolishing houses. After filling out the form one of the employees will witness your signature..
     There is a box on the Corps form for debris removal but my understanding is the Corps will not cut down trees, etc.  The City of Pass Christian and to a degree Harrison County has not been disseminating information. I know it is extremely difficult times but citizens need to know what is taking place regarding debris pickup, utilities, permits, etc., etc.,  D'Iberville, Gulfport and Biloxi are doing it. If not for Dan Ellis I wouldn't know a darn thing.
 Although our house in Diamondhead is quite nice and we see the grandaughters every day it seems like all this is a dream and anytime I will return to Fairway Dr. to resume my life. Just in case you haven't been in downtown Pass Christian prepare yourself. It's like  being in the Twilight Zone.
How is Arvilla holding up ?  My best to her.  What's happening with PCI  GC ?
Stay in touch.
Bill
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From: Gasadedo2@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 17:26:02 EDT
Dear Mr. Ellis,
Have you heard of Ridgefield,CT? They have adopted Pass Chirstian and I have recieved numerous news articles, etc from a friend of mine in Ridgefield. I also had the privelage of giving 3 Pass Christian families a check for $5,000 that someone in Ridgefield anonymously donated. Just thought I would share this with you as I was told to come check out your site.
Andrea Dedeaux,SDH

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From: "Worrell, Gloria" <GloriaW@marybird.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:02:24 -0500
Dan, I would like to commend you on the excellent job you are doing to keep everyone aware of what is going on in the Pass. In the before and after pictures, there is a gentlemen in front of his home on Beach View Drive. My very best friends, Richard and Elizabeth Turpin, lived at 114 Beach View. I visited with Elizabeth and Richard at least once every six weeks (my daughters and granddaughter loved their trips also). PC was my second home (I presently call Baton Rouge my home). As you stated, there is nothing left. My heart goes out to everyone there. PC will return!
Once again, thank you for every thing that you are doing.
Gloria Worrell
225.215.1261 (ofc)
225.215.1215 (fax)
mail to:gloriaw@marybird.com
http://marybird.org

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From: JO ANN NUNES <dancejo123@yahoo.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 08:19:24 -0700 (PDT)
We are currently in a FEMA camper (I call it a closet,
its that small), at the Sun Roamers RV Park in
Picayune, MS.
Our cell phone is 504-319-3456.
Walter & Jo Ann Nunes
204 Basswood DR.
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From: "David Broadbridge" <david@kimsuoil.com>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 10:01:19 -0500
Hi Dan,
If anyone would like to get in touch with us, the following is our current contact info: David & Melanie Broadbridge - 114 Kelly Cove - Timber Ridge
Current Info:
David & Melanie Broadbridge
9 Pipes Loop
Covington, LA 70435
Day 985-867-9443
Night 504-228-8738

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From: "Jeff Albrecht" <jalbrecht@wi.rr.com>
To: "'Dan Ellis'" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 19:11:05 -0500
It is good to connect again with you all.
I hope that we are able to obtain permits soon and be able to do so with an individual who not only friendly, but helpful and non-condescending.
GO PASS, GO TIMBER RIDGE!!
Jeff and Mary Albrecht and
Richard and MaryAnn Timm
112 W Maple St
Silver Lake, WI 53170
262 997 4819

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From: Bonsonp5@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 18:48:28 EDT
Sonny and Bonnie Peroyea have leased an apartment in Mobile, Al. Address is:
216 Berwyn Dr West - Apt 69 - Mobile, Al 36608. Phone 251 340 9321. It may be too late to help, however, after my home was gutted and remediated for mold, I had a plumber stub all water lines. Maybe not too late to help others - hopefully!!
Will see you at the Point on the 30th!
Sonny Peroyea

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From: <roraff@cableone.net>
To: Dan@PassChristian.net
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 11:22:23 -0700
Dan,
My name is Robin Rafferty and presently President of the Carnival Association. We are meeting tonight to discuss "the Pass Parade", Ball and other parties. I will keep you informed since I was informed by Don Moore that you are the unofficial liaison for the Pass. Thanks for keeping our city in the limelight. We will have to tone down this year quite a bit, but for the sake of the Community, I feel we need to still have a parade.
When I was growing up in the Pass, Carnival was a real community effort and that is my vision, "One City, One Community, Rebuilding Together as One."

Former kings, like my father Rory Rafferty, CD Taylor, and countless others such as Bill and Laurie Matkin were not Catholic, but loved Carnival and loved the Community.
My contact information:
Robin Rafferty
1019 East Second Street
Pass Christian, MS 39571
228-547-4873 cell
228-452-4643 home but no service yet
504-347-5581 ext 240 work


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From: "Sally Wilson" <swilson@rochester.k12.mi.us>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 09:47:27 -0400
My husband and I plan to drive down for the TRPOA meeting Sunday. We will be spending the night at a motel in Kenner. Any problems getting from there to TR and back? I teach in a middle school in Rochester, Michigan. My kids want to know what's happening to the middle school students in the Pass. Also, is there any thing special (but inexpensive) that I could bring down from Rochester in my mini-van for them? Let me know ASAP since we have only a few days before I have to leave.
Sally Wilson
Teacher
Reuther Middle School
(248) 726-4700

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From: "kocgam1@juno.com" <kocgam1@juno.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 00:56:32 GMT
My other half, Greg Magee, has made it down there to retrieve the rest of our things. He saw Alice Russell. We live next door to Mike Scardino and were the ones who were so decorated last year. Greg told Ms. Alice that all of our Xmas decorations will be on the front porch of 252 E. 2nd (across from EZ Serve). She said you all will decorate the park. Our stuff was in the attic and fine. There are large reindeer that light up, an artificial Xmas tree, three wise men, Santa Claus. We cannot take it to Colorado Springs and decorate since FEMA is paying our expenses at this time (would not look good, right?). Maybe some of the people who are still there can enjoy these beautiful light up things. We will get more when we return.
Kathleen Chiasson

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From: "Keith Voigts" <kvoigts@leader.com>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 19:04:55 -0400
During the week of Thanksgiving, approximately 20 college students from a Bible College (connected with Bible Fellowship Church on Menge just south of I-10) will be in town and want to help Timber Ridge people with clean-up and other things that would be assigned to them. Deanne Kimball, 228-255-9926 is coordinating the project, so folks can contact her directly. She plans on being at our pot luck at TREASURE POINT ON OCTOBER 30 AT 1:00 PM (be there or be square), and will talk about it in more detail during our “business” meeting.
This is great news because there is so much to be done, and this work will be volunteer work!!
Keith Voigts

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From: Joseph B Piernas <Joseph.B.Piernas@usa.dupont.com>
To: "Dan Ellis <danellis3" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 11:43:56 -0500
Great job Dan.  I have some information I would like to send to you soon...
I have limited computer access right now put in time it will get better.
Thank you for your support and efforts.
Joseph B. Piernas Sr.
Team Manager - Finishing
228-255-2434 Office
228-323-2372 Cell
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From: "Aimee516" <Aimee516@jam.rr.com>
To: <dan@passchristian.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 16:02:42 -0500
My 88 year old mother (Gin Ahlswede) is convinced that she saw or heard somewhere that she has to have her property cleared by October 28. Her house at 205 East Second Street was torn up by Katrina and from what we have heard ( we have not seen it nor have we seen pictures), it is not repairable. We have heard from two adjusters that they were going out there (One in early September - who seems to have disappeared and one on the 11th of this month). Of course, the insurance company has not paid off - Farm Bureau).
Mother is 88 as I said before and VERY mobility challenged. Without her 3 wheel scooter (which was stolen by Katrina, she is not as able to get around. I am next to useless in this as I am legally blind therefore, would have trouble telling a snake from a candelabra. Needless to say, neither of us drive and therefore, a trip to the Pass unnecessarily would be VERY expensive.
If you know the answer to her inquiry, I would appreciate a reply. It would really set her at ease.
We have been keeping up with the comings and goings round about town via your wonderful web site. This site has proved invaluable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks
Aimee Hagen
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From: "milenvoegel" <milenvoegel@insightbb.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 05:57:48 -0500
Dan,
While I was in Pass Christian cooking meals on the beach, the 5 of us women who came down together from Evansville,Indiana (Christian Fellowship Church) were taking pictures to bring back. With these pictures we were hoping to encourage more people to both volunteer to come down and help cook or to continue or start donating. This is working and we will continue. One thing that I wondered was, are there more before photos. I have never been to Pass Christian before. We were located down by where the Rusty Pelican used to stand and where the remains of the Wal-Mart are. If you have before pictures of this area, I would love to see what was and try to help motivate more people to help it become again.
God bless you in your efforts to rebuild.
Patty Bullock
dates in Pass ChristianOct. 2-5

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From: "Kimberly M. Draughn" <DraughK@stfran.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 05:14:10 -0500
In  the past I have enjoyed reading the things that you have written about Pass Christian. My dad is from there, actually from the Pineville community. My uncle lives in the house that my dad was born in , and like many had the Camille syndrome, they stayed, and by the grace of God were ok, they had water in the house the first time since the house was built in 1929, but they were alright, my cousins were not so lucky one home a total loss at Henderson Point and then another with severe damage that will probably lead to total loss in the Pineville area.
I have kept up with the goings on , by the internet, and have seen photographs that have just torn me up. It could have been a lot worse with more loss of life , but the loss of so many homes and landmarks is hard . Someone asked if I wanted to make a trip down there with my dad to see my uncle and check on things, but I told them I did not want my dad to make the trip right now, he is not in the best of health and I don't believe that he is up to it. We lost his brother and sister-in-law earlier this year and that was really tough on him.
He was very sad to see that his alma matar is gone, the old Pass High. He had many fond memories of that place, it has always been kind of running joke, he always had to go by there , and tell us stories every time we came to the coast. He has lost several class mates in the last couple of years and now this is like loosing an old friend.
My heart breaks for the losses there, and I pray for all of the folks daily. I have a question that I know you can probably answer
Is Union Quarters gone ?
My family had been associated with that home at one time and I wanted to one day if possible see the inside of it. I love my family's history, my dad's cousin Leroy Lizana did a wonderful job of researching our family tree.
Thank you for your stories on such a wonderful place , I know the resilience of the people there will bring the coast back to life.
Kimberly Marie Lizana Draughn
Monroe, La

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From: CaptRoyCS@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 07:23:17 EDT
We are still camped out in Summerdale, Al., so your site is most welcomed. Any news on whether or not the city/Fema/Corps of Engineers, will demolish our homes and haul off the debris? Do we need to sign any forms for that to happen?
We finally settled with our flood insurance people, now we are working on the Homeowners end. Meet again with them in the Pass this Saturday.
Thanks again,
Roy

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From: jbadoll@aol.com
To: dan@passchristian.net,
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 17:35:51 -0400
My husband and I live in the Pass at 503 Royal Oak. We have the lovely marker written numbers on a piece of siding tacked to a tree.  Today was a good day for us. My husband has discovered that we do have water!  It doesn't have enough pressure to reach the bathrooms, but we do have water.  Now maybe we can scrub out our house.  I'd like to be the first to move back in to Timber Ridge. I would like our house to be a welcoming home to other residents.  Could we come up with a plan to get our neighbors to return?
I'd like to put up a message board for neighbors looking for neighbors.  Although we have only lived in Timber Ridge for a year and a half, it is our home and Katrina will not run us out!!!!! (well, not for long, anyway)
Let me know if there is anything I can do.
Jeri Howard    Click HERE to go to IDEA BOX

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From: "P. Echols" <pechols@yahoo.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 11:19:59 -0700 (PDT
I live near Houston now but am 6th generation on the coast so all this is near and dear to me. I saw your post with an address for donations for Trinity but noticed you didn't have anything for Live Oak.
Dayton Robinson is working on cleaning up and restoring Live Oak. If you have a relative there, I understand he'll send you information on the status of their plot (when he finds it). If anyone would like to contribute, make the checks to Live Oak Cemetery and send them to:
Dayton Robinson
965 E. Beach
Pass Christian, MS, 30571
Thanks for all the posts, we out of staters appreciate being able to keep up with the coast. I hope to come over near Thanksgiving with some supplies for the coast. I'm monitoring the newsgroups to see what's needed and will bring what I can.
Patti Echols

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From: "Joseph A. Bates" <batesj@archmil.org>
To: <dan@PassChristian.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 09:18:34 -0500
Dan -- I have posted photos to http://public.fotki.com/Batesj/ You are free to use any of these photos on your site.  They include pictures of St Paul Catholic School and Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church...go with God, Joe Bates

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From: "P. Echols" <pechols@yahoo.com>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 13:17:31 -0700 (PDT)
I don't know if you know Ann who was working with Dayton before she moved up north. She's helping him and is where I got my information. I've pasted her message below.
AnnM712@aol.com wrote:
Sorry about that...my puppy jumped on the computer! Anyway, have just talked with both Dayton and Chris Colby tonight, along with Bishop Grey who is down there tonight. Until they can get some phone lines (in Dec.) down there, I am going to be the liason up here.
The donations for the church can be sent to Fr. Colby at 913 E. Second ST., P.C., MS, 30571.. Donations for the cemetary to : Dayton Robinson, 965 E. Beach, P.C., Ms, etc.
The iron fence we put up, is, of course, down. The gates just fell down, so we can save those. The arch over the entrance is destroyed, although we will try to get it straightened out. The headstones will have to be put back together, when possible, or replaced. All the files, so far, have been lost, except for those I have on my computer and those that Dayton has on his. Any donations to the cemetary will be most welcome!!!!!
Thanks for your interest and I know Dayton will be writing to you. Otherwise, please feel free to email me.
Ann
I've tried Amazon and many other sites. It seems Ken's books are only in stores in Mississippi and those that had them do not any more.
As I read more of your website, I must apologize, I didn't realize you were the same person whose books I'd seen online. In reading the little bit on your site today, I know I'll have to look into purchasing at least a couple of them.
Patti

Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com> wrote:
Thanks for your kind words. According to Dayton's request, he wanted the checks to go to Trinity with the check vouchered to "Live Oak". However, I will change it if he advises as such. Dayton is not able to internet as yet, but I will probably see him next week and reconfirm his wishes.
Regarding Ken, his place on the Beach in the Bay is gone. All bookstores in Hancock and west Harrison are gone. You might try Marshall Bros in Gulfport in the event they survived and are open at 228-863-2902. But you may also find Ken's books online with the chain stores.
Dan
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On Thu, 13 Oct 2005 11:19:59 -0700 (PDT) "P. Echols" <pechols@yahoo.com> writes:
Dan,
I live near Houston now but am 6th generation on the coast so all this is near and dear to me. I saw your post with an address for donations for Trinity but noticed you didn't have anything for Live Oak.
Dayton Robinson is working on cleaning up and restoring Live Oak. If you have a relative there, I understand he'll send you information on the status of their plot (when he finds it). If anyone would like to contribute, make the checks to Live Oak Cemetery and send them to:
Dayton Robinson
965 E. Beach
Pass Christian, MS, 30571
Thanks for all the posts, we out of staters appreciate being able to keep up with the coast.
Patti Echols

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From: "milenvoegel" <milenvoegel@insightbb.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 05:57:48 -0500
Dan,
While I was in Pass Christian cooking meals on the beach, the 5 of us women who came down together from Evansville,Indiana (Christian Fellowship Church) were taking pictures to bring back. With these pictures we were hoping to encourage more people to both volunteer to come down and help cook or to continue or start donating. This is working and we will continue. One thing that I wondered was, are there more before photos. I have never been to Pass Christian before. We were located down by where the Rusty Pelican used to stand and where the remains of the Wal-Mart are. If you have before pictures of this area, I would love to see what was and try to help motivate more people to help it become again.
God bless you in your efforts to rebuild.
Patty Bullock
dates in Pass Christian --- Oct. 2-5

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From: "LA" <alla1@socal.rr.com>
To: <dan@passchristian.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 05:50:58 -0700
Hi Dan,
I am a resident of Pass Christian and deeply invested in our community, having raised my 3 children here. Because my home was destroyed, I have taken a temporary job outside the state. But I want to be part of the rebuilding planning and the help to our community. And, frankly, I don't know how to "plug into" those efforts. Any thoughts?
Dr. Leigh Ann Bradley

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Dear Donald, Dan, Johnny, Shawn, and Trey,
Kelly and I had a very productive day yesteday at the Florence Rotary Club. Our local radio station, KCST, had been asked if they could do a presentation at the Rotary Club. Bob Sneddon - our most wonderful talk radio personality - did the most inspirational talk about Pass Christian. It seems as though many have ideas on ways to help. Many stories of tragedy and recovery were read. The Mayor, City Councelor Nola, City Manager and others were in attendance and I am pleased of their responses. They were encouraging. I am so happy to be heading up your cause locally.
I have not had much of a chance to update the Florence Katrina Relief Fund website ~katrina"www.oregonfast.net/~katrina . I have so many things to share with everyone about our local efforts. Some more pictures and stories have been forwarded to me and I really want to get them posted there.
A couple of plan
s have changed. As I would love to visit the Pass soon, we have decided to not buy plane tickets. It seemed silly to spend $1,000 on plane tickets when you could use that for the City. I will come out to meet you all later! There is $ 7300 in the fund now.
Kelly and I are going to bring The Florence Katrina Relief Fund to the City Council on 11/07/2005.
And we are planning a banquet / fund raiser.
We are so happy to be doing something, how ever so small.
Sincerely,
Tiffany Rogato

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From: <bwade50@bellsouth.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 23:45:27 -0800
Dan I think your web page is a very good source of information. I am from Pass Christian but now reside in Atlanta, Ga. My whole family still lived there and their homes are demolished, just as everyone elses. God Bless all and I know in my heart the Pass will be the Pass and the future will be a rebuilt Pass Christian.
Many prayers
Bonnie Hobbs-Wade (Malley)

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From: B Marmion <marmiobe@yahoo.com>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 17:38:14 -0700 (PDT)
I have been worried about the Langs, and someone helped me to locate Jack, I just knew Capt Jack would ride it out after what he told me about Camille...he's a brave man. I am missing one family member in New Orleans....she was in a nursing home. Oh Oh..The others are accounted for.
I had been checking your site through the whole ordeal and you never fail to disappoint- I got tons of info and felt so much better- though the devestation is heart breaking. I am relieved you all are well and you all sound like you have a wonderful CAN DO spirit- no little hurricaine is going to keep you all down for long.
How ironic, just when they put the family stainglass windows in at StPauls....they were in a total of what -10 whole days, since Camille and BAM they get hit by another hurricaine- this time, I'm sure nothing is left. The miracle at St Pauls gave me chills.
I will keep you all in my prayers and hope you can have a whole town again very soon. I hope as well your spirits remain high. Hope to come and vist the Pass soon some day.
Pass Christian is just my favorite town.
wishing you all the best,
Brigitte Marmion

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From: Kelleylevy@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 08:08:44 EDT
My name is Kelley Levy.  I live in Timber Ridge and have been checking this web site on almost a daily basis. I have found it very helpful and informative. I have enjoyed reading your log of trips to the Pass. Thank you for your time and effort. I would like to thank another person as well. That would be Donald Moore. I feel he has done an outstanding job in putting Pass Christian back together. I cannot find an e-mail address to write to him. Do you have one where I can reach him?
Thanks,
Kelley

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From: "ChefJohnnysProducts" <chefjohnny@chefjohnnysproducts.com>
 Tue, 11 Oct 2005 17:48:52 -0400
HERE IS AN EMAIL I RECEIVED TODAY FROM SOMEONE IN PASS CHRISTIAN.  THIS IS WHY WE ARE DOING THIS EVENT...AMERICAN'S HELPING AMERICAN'S!! Johnny
      "I wanted to drop a note of thanks to you and the people of Toledo for the support in re-building the pass. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for people like you.
My home was lost along with all possesions we could not take. My wife is a lifelong resident and I have been in the pass since 1993. We have two children, 4 and 7, that we spent many an afternoon with at the park. Our memories of the park with our children begin with them riding in strollers under the oaks to playing on their own as we sat and watched just a few weeks ago.
     We fell in love one night walking down scenic drive enjoying the tranquility of the Pass, we were even warned as we started our walk by a passerby not to get moonstruck! Well we did not only fall in love with another but with this great city.  That we soon built our home in.
     One thing Katrina did not do is change the spirit, values and character of the Pass.  Sure the city is gone but one step at a time we will revitalize it.
     Thank you again and thanks to all the people who support Jazz for the Pass.  I look forward to the day we will play in the park again!
Shawn Meyer

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From: "Diane Sager" <dianesager@bellsouth.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 09:41:42 -0500
Dan,
Just to let you know that the Sager’s made it through the storm.
Diane D. Sager, CPP
Director of Training/ Special Operations
Swetman Security Service, Inc.

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From: MYPAGEANTPLACE@aol.com
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 08:57:20 EDT
Hi I lived in Pass and lost my home and I have a 17 year old who is a senior at Pass high I promised him he could finish there but cannot find a place for him to stay If anyone has a travel trailer that is not expensive please call me we have a place to put it but we evacuated to Fl. and because my ins. co has not given us a dime and fema says we have to wait our turn and they haven't even looked at what is left of our home. Please he starts on the 17th thanks Pat Fritz 1-228-326-6868

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From: "David Lord" <david.lord@networkjocks.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 20:02:53 -0500
Hi, I’m David Lord from Jackson and visited the coast this weekend. Our trip included Pass Christian. Can you advise if the following sign is still in place…
I would like to attempt in replacing the Pass Christian Welcome sign. After my visit, I was thinking that may very well be needed.  Can you advise..?
By the way, excellent work you are doing on the storm site..!
Thanks
David

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From: "Johnny Fridge" <kjohn2@cox.net>
To: <dan@PassChristian.net>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 13:08:22 -0500
I know this is trivial compared to some things going on now, but is there a place to post a lost & found request? I lived at 113 Basswood Drive and my home was destroyed. I saved almost nothing. I did, however, have two brand new kayaks that were swept away and are probably in someone’s yard. They were “Ocean Kayaks” brand and the model is “Frenzy”. They are bright orange and have gray seatbacks. Anyone finding them can call me at 800-488-3988 ext708 or 504-722-6000. I would really appreciate it if found. They were Christmas presents we gave each other.
Thanks again.
Johnny Fridge

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From: "Shellee Sturgeon" <shellz@fauxfilleddreams.com>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Hello,I have looked through your entire webpage and it is great with lots of help info these people need. Great job on this. I need your help! I am a friend of the people who owned the Palace of the Pass. it was located at 401 scenic dr. in pass christian. Is there anything left for them and do you have any pictures. I know they are alive they live down the street from me now. I feel bad for them and i want to see if i can get any info for them. They watch the news all the time but getting nowhere and they are not familiar with the computer to get info. They are really upset and are afraid to come down to see. Also are they able to come down to look at the lot to see if they can get anything, they had alot of special stuff. Could you please help me.. I really feel for everyone down there, my mom just sold her house in Bay St Louis and moved to Missouri i guess just in time. If anybody needs help down there i have time to come down and help.. Thank you so much.. You can call me at 573-778-3289 or email me at shellz@fauxfilleddreams.com.. Thanks for you help and time....shellee

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From: "Lynn Gildersleeve - RVGildersleeve Inc."
     <lynn@rvgildersleeve.com>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Dan,
I know of WPSCO and the Anthony family. My business supplies pumps, filtration systems, water treatment equipment, oil and water separators and instrumentation. Our manufacturers have given me the opportunity to supply these items to our affected area at deeply discounted prices. How do I get in touch with the correct people at WPSCO?
Lynn Gildersleeve
RV Gildersleeve Company, Inc.
225-923-0710 ph
225-923-0740 fax.

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From: jmtoney2 <jmtoney2@yahoo.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 10:33:35 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Dan,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!  I know you stated that your site was not a good place to search for people, but I thought that maybe you, by some chance may be familiar with this couple that I am inquiring about. My husband and I met them briefly while on a weekend camping trip at "scenic trails" lake and campgrounds, in the month of July. I believe their names were Lynn and Rachel Ladner. They had a daughter with them about 12 years of age. They were from Pass Christian. They were really good, nice people and we have been worried about them ever since the storm. I would just like to know if they are safe and do they have a place to stay? I don't know if they will remember me or not, but I am very concerned for them. If you have any info or know who would, please let me know and I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank You,
Judy Toney

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From: Harriette2064@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Dan and residents:
On Saturday, someone advised that a  temporary post office has been set up on Epsy Street near the checkpoint. Reportedly each resident who applies will be issued a mailbox with key. If anyone knows the municipal address, please post it!  Located next to the West Harrison Community Center.
Please urge all residents to share and post pertinent information that potentially could be helpful in mitigating our losses from Katrina, et al. So many residents are living distances too far away to travel often or to network in town.
Neighbors, if you know of someone who doesn't have a computer, it would be a courtesy to telephone and advise them about Keith Voigts, phone number 228 324-1043, and message for Timber Ridge residents to meet and discuss problems related to Katrina, etc. Thanks.
TRPOA - neighbors for the common good - united we stand!
Gary and Harriette Charles
504 347-5457 or 832 260-8080 - cell

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From: robertraymond@optonline.net
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 10:53:07 -0400
Hi Dan,
My parents had stayed with me for about 2 1/2 weeks, during the aftermath of Katrina. They are on their way back down to the Pass. My father is 84 years old and he's planning on trying to stay on his property there. We tried to persuade him otherwise, but a man of his age is just stuck in his ways. I know your busy but I just wanted to know if anyone has any photos of West Railroad St between Henderson and Church St. Is it possible you can post them. My parents house was the one in the middle of the block. I don't know what the curfew is there. But I would like to see what kind of environment they will be going into.
Thanks
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From: "Ken Austin" <ken@mscoasthomes.com>
To: "'Dan Ellis'" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 10:19:49 -0500
Please let folks know that we are having a Chamber of Commerce meeting at 10am tomorrow, Tuesday 10/4, at the Trinity Episcopal Church Tent at 2nd and Church Streets. This is to just get our bearings, see what people need and see what we can do to help our businesses come back. My office is back up and running in temp quarters on Abbey Road and I am living in an RV there. We are trying like crazy to get back to normal. I attend the city meetings at the fire station each week and am keeping tabs on what’s going on as much as possible and despite a lot of negative comments, these guys that we elected are doing their dead level best to bring it back and I admire them for it.  
Positive support and encouragement along with constructive direction and comments is what is needed to continue to move forward for all residents of our City. We intend to do whatever we can, all of my team, to do our part.

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From: robertraymond@optonline.net
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 10:53:07 -0400
Hi Dan,
     My parents had stayed with me for about 2 1/2 weeks, during the aftermath of Katrina. They are on their way back down to the Pass. My father is 84 years old and he's planning on trying to stay on his property there. We tried to persuade him otherwise, but a man of his age is just stuck in his ways. I know your busy but I just wanted to know if anyone has any photos of West Railroad St between Henderson and Church St. Is it possible you can post them. My parents house was the one in the middle of the block. I don't know what the curfew is there. But I would like to see what kind of environment they will be going into.
     He has visited his home before coming to stay with me. So he has seen the destruction. We showed him the satelite photos that NOAA put on their website. I guess in a way he is in denile and can't accept the fact that everything is gone. We took him to get new glasses up here from the Red Cross and we found out he has gone blind in one eye. My mother basically has to tend to his every need. We are more worried about my mom getting sick or hurt being in that environment. Thanks for putting up the website. This site is the only way I can find information on Pass Christian.
      He has visited his home before coming to stay with me. So he has seen the destruction. We showed him the satelite photos that NOAA put on their website. I guess in a way he is in denile and can't accept the fact that everything is gone. We took him to get new glasses up here from the Red Cross and we found out he has gone blind in one eye. My mother basically has to tend to his every need. We are more worried about my mom getting sick or hurt being in that environment. Thanks for putting up the website. This site is the only way I can find information on Pass Christian.
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From: "Trey Campbell" <jwc@ccla.com>
To: "'Dan Ellis'" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 13:09:58 -0500
I was told that PCPublic Schools is keeping every teacher who stays. A great unmet need is site locations for teachers, admin, etc. to move FEMA trailers to --- so they can return for the reopening of school.
My family is sponsoring a teacher and her husband on our property; which is about as much as my utilities (septic tank,
electric) can handle anytime soon. My neighbor is taking on 2 or 3 teacher trailer sites.
More sites are needed (hopefully close to Delisle Elem.
Best regards
Trey Campbell
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From: "Laura Barber-Wendt" <lgwendt@hotmail.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 00:06:43
Dear Mr. Ellis:
I wanted to write you because I found your site on Pass Christian. I am a former resident of PC and I loved living there. I lived at 457 E. Second Street. Do you know if the house survived...I cannot remember my landlords name but they were an older couple that lived down the cross road near the railroad tracks.
I would appreciate any information you could give me on that particular area. I am so saddened by the losses of people there. My best friend lives in Gulfport and rode out the storm. Thankfully they made it through.
You may know people that I know there in PC....Mike and Linda Bonney and their family.
Take care and I hope all is well with you. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Sincerely--
Laura Barber-Wendt

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From: KLVoigts@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 22:22:40 EDT
I have spoken with an insurance agent in Texas who is well aware of the Mississippi situation and can speak independently because of his location. He said that recently the State of Mississippi Insurance Commissioner sent a correspondence to all licensed insurance companies in the state (remember, the state regulates these companies). The memo told the companies that if there was not indisputable evidence that flood waters caused damage, they should side with the insured. That means that if damage is done to a house and it can't be definitely determined that it was flood, the homeowners policy should kick in.
Also, in our case the homeowners adjuster said it didn't matter how our windows were broken, we would have flooded anyway. I don't think this is correct and will fight it. It's no secret that we were in the northeast quadrant and that a lot of high powered wind and rain hit our area before the eye and the flood surge. It is quite likely that all my broken windows (all on the east and south sides of my house) were broken out by wind. The rain would have been coming horizontally, not vertically like a soft summer drizzle. In that case, the homeowners policy should pay for any damage that could have been caused by that wind and rain. Since it can't be proven that my windows were caused by high water, I am holding out that homeowners owes a lot more than they initially indicated.
This is particularly important for housing reimbursements, since those payments are only for "covered losses". If the homeowners company doesn't cover the loss, they won't have to pay a housing allowance. In my case, the policy allows for a residence with the same standard as my house. That's not available, but they would have to pay a good bit anyway and I'm ready to collect after all these years of paying high premiums for what I thought was good coverage.
I think the Timber Ridge people need to get together and discuss what is going on. I'm back in town this weekend, then plan to be there in another week or so. If people want to contact me about joining up and figuring out how to deal with the insurance problem, they can call me at 228-324-1043.
Keith Voigts
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From: Dmaddabbo@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 08:49:38 EDT
Dan,
My mother Norma Trimmer has lived in the Pass for 12 years and rode out Hurricane Georges and Ivan. She attempted to ride out Katrina and is still missing. She lived on Kittiwake across from the beach and the whole development is just a bunch of slabs. My brother lives in Long Beach and survived. My mother would not come with him. I live in Minnesota and came down on Sept. 1st and brought my brother to Minnesota. We returned last Sunday and went to my mom's house which was an unreal sight. That night we received a phone call that her dog 'J.D' had been found and was still alive. He was with my mom the Sunday night prior to the storm and rode it out with her. The next morning he was found 2 blocks over on Shadow Lawn, by a woman named Pokey and he followed her home. They took him to her friend Trisch Taylor in Delisle and they have been caring for him ever since. They contacted me and I now have the only remaining part of my Mom's life. My son and I drove JD back to Minnesota this past Wednesday. What a miracle it is for this little dog to survive and gives us some hope that my Mom may be alive. I wanted to thank both Pokey, Trisch and the their famlies for taking care of JD!
God Bless!
Dan Addabbo
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From: "Alison Kimble" <alikimble@houston.rr.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 20:35:54 -0500
Dan,
Billy and Lynn Kimble are my husband's parents. You may be of the Ellis family that lived next door to their 629 East Scenic Drive home (I've heard of them speak of an Ellis family that lived next door). Anyway, my husband, Bill Kimble, went in the Wednesday after the storm to find his parents. They were in their home....and somehow survived the storm . They are in Birminham now, with Bill's sister, Linda Kimble Powell. While Bill was there, he took about 12 pictures or homes to the west of 629 E. Scenic. Are you interested in having them?
Alison Kimble
ps......we are so saddened.....this is where my family vacations from Houston.....and where my husband and I dreamed of retiring.
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From: "Laura Barber-Wendt" <lgwendt@hotmail.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 00:06:43 -0500 (Central Daylight Time)
Mr. Ellis:
I wanted to write you because I found your site on Pass Christian. I am a former resident of PC and I loved living there. I lived at 457 E. Second Street. Do you know if the house survived... I cannot remember my landlords name but they were an older couple that lived down the cross road near the railroad tracks.
I would appreciate any information you could give me on that particular area. I am so saddened by the losses of people there. My best friend lives in Gulfport and rode out the storm. Thankfully they made it through.
You may know people that I know there in PC.... Mike and Linda Bonney and their family.
Take care and I hope all is well with you. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Sincerely--
Laura Barber-Wendt
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From: "Huey Bang" <hueybang@cableone.net>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 16:19:01 -0500
Right now I'm playing Mr. Mom with my two boys. My wife is the principal of Pass Christian Elementary, so she's been working every day for the last couple of weeks. Right now the elementary kids are supposed to start school October 6. Once that happens and my kids are in school, I'll be in a better position to try to get things back on track.
Getting my business back up and running is going to be my first priority, but I'm sure business will be slow for quite a while, so I may be able to help with other endeavors.
I agree with Trey, we need the business folks back in there as soon as we can, the residents will trickle back in as construction allows. I was born in this town and I plan to stay. I look forward to the "new and improved" Pass Christian. Keep me posted if you think of something I can help with.
Huey
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From: "Trey Campbell" <jwc@ccla.com>
To: "'Dan Ellis'" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 12:42:44 -0500
Regarding our Offices, we found a temp. facility on East Railroad in Long Beach. 520 East Railroad, Suite C. We routed our phones to TX before the storm and switched them back to here last week. Never missed a beat. C.C. LYNCH remains strong and we are aggressively working to rebuild in the Pass. (Although Not much commercial buildings remaining.) Stop by and check it out next trip, we need to challenge others to do likewise.
We saw Dr. Ronald Hunt DVM - he lost over 20 pets in his building; and is crushed. But he will be back.
We should turn focus to recovery and I'll send you some shots of just that.
Challenge the people to help to rebuild. Commercial recovery in the Pass is critical.
My house took 56" off Freddie Frank Road; we have demolished it and sheetrock comes in this weekend, weather permitting. We are living upstairs. My kids are also on the come-back team and waiting for school to start at the Delisle combined school system.
I agree, the city father's deserve much praise; even for their mistakes.
We will work on national contributions to get scout hut back.
There is nothing in the Sun Herald About the Pass; other than the fighting w/ Bill Mc.
Best Regards.
Trey
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From: "Miss Jamie" <miss_jamie@hotmail.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 10:58:34 -0700
Hi Dan,
My husband and I are now renting a house in ocean springs and we are trying to find the best way to find out city plans, etc for Pass Christian. Would you happen to know city meeting schedules? We really miss Pass Christian and want to be more invovled.
Thanks for any info,
Jamie Ellis
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From: "Mayor Snow" <cdmayor@couleedam.org>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 12:32:09 -0500
Hi Dan,
I am Mayor of a small town in the state of Washington and we have a fire truck that we would like to donate to one of the small towns in Mississippi but have no idea how to go about doing this. I will give more info to anyone interested. Can you help me out with this?
I will get a description of the truck to you soon.
Thanks
Mayor,Quincy Snow
Coulee Dam,WA
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From: pccoc@datasync.com
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 15:49:49 -0500
Hi Dan,
I finally have a computer to be able to check my email at the Coast Chamber center at JD Community College. We'll be relocating on Fri. to the Interplex off Lorraine Rd. tho.
We'll be having a Pass Chamber Membership Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church tent. Please pass the word. I'll be sending out postcards but don't know how many will get the message since we just decided on it this morning.
Thanks,
Wilma
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From: "David Broadbridge" db@kimsuoil.com
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 09:37:01 -0500
Hi Dan,
Melanie and I built our dream vacation home in Timber Ridge in 1997. We now have 2 teenage girls who grew up going over to the "Pass" every summer and holidays during their childhood.
We all have fond memories of crabbing, boating and fishing before Katrina gutted our home on Kelly Cove. Our home is the 3rd home from the bay on a very wide canal and it received 20' of water.
The home's floor level is 11' and the water mark was 1' into the attic (11' floor+8' ceiling+1' attic = 20'). The house structure appears to be fine. No roof damage (bolted metal roof) and the hurricane clips and tie downs did there job.
However, the water destroyed everything in the house. We have been to the house 3 times since the storm and have managed to gut the contents, sheetrock, insulation, muck, and carpet (yuk!) out of the house and into 3 piles around the house and have hired a cleanup crew to move the piles to the street so that FEMA can collect it.
My main question that I have at this time is who will determine which homes can be rebuilt and which homes must be demolished? Will it be the Pass Christian Building inspector or someone from FEMA or some other entity? When will this be determined?
Some homes it is very obvious that they will be demolished, however some look OK on the outside but may have structuraly damage that is hidden.
If someone reading this site knows the answer to the above you may email me: david@kimsuoil.com
Good luck and God Bless all who live in Timber Ridge,
David Broadbridge
114 Kelly Cove
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From: Jhud42@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 15:36:28 EDT
Dan,
Thanks for your site which is our connection to Pass Christian.
Do you have any idea where lost pets from Timber Ridge are taken? I am looking for a black and white cat with a purple/pink collar.
Thanks for all your help,
Julie Hudson
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From: "Barry O'Connor" <btoc21@hotmail.com>
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 20:32:39 -0400
Hello Dan,
I came upon your website the other night while researching Pass
Christian, Miss. and wanted to let you know that your website is excellent.
My sister and her husband (who are both safe, as they fled to Florida when
Katrina hit. My sister is now at home in Massachusetts, due to her being 2
months pregnant her doctor recommended that she stay as far away from Miss.
as possible.) lived on Lorraine Ave. in the Belle Rose development, have
lost their home and all their belongings. They had only moved to Pass
Christian 4 months ago from Massachusetts, as my sister's husband is a Navy
Seebee stationed in Gulfport. They were so excited to move into their new
home and start their lives together. My father, mother, sister's in-laws and
myself went down to Pass Christian last week to survey the damage to her
home, visit her husband and see if we would be able to salvage anything from
their home. Let me say that TV doesn't do justice to the destruction that we
saw throughout Pass Christian and the surrounding area. I have never seen
anything like it before and there are not enough words to describe it. This
was my first visit to Pass Christian, and I wished it had not had been under
these circumstances. It looked like such a wonderful community and hope that
someday it will return to it's pre-Katrina beauty. While down there I took
lots of pictures of my sister's home,the surrounding area and would love to
share them with you, so they could be posted on your website. I am kind of
new to sending pictures through email, so before I send any, how would it be
best for me to send them??? should I do an attachment? let me know and I
will send some to you. My heart goes out to all the people of Pass
Christian. thanks for your time
Barry O'Connor
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From: "Allan poticny" <afpoticny@msn.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 16:27:05 -0400
Dan
I am a former resident of Hattiesburg and 2 of our four children proudly
call themselves native Mississippians.
We visited the coast often and remain stunned and deeply saddened by the
devastation of the coast as we remembered it before the casinos arrived.
I visited your site after the storm and hoped and prayed that you and so
many with virtual identities were able to escape the wrath of the storm with
your lives.
As you web site indicates, you have escaped with your life and your memories
with gut wrenching memories of the devastation and memories of how it was
just a few short weeks ago.
Our personal donation and from those from as far away as Belgium, NJ, WI,
OH, IN and MD was coordinated by my wife and is being used to assist our
Hattiesburg neighbor. She is an elementary school teacher in the local
school system and has been overwhelmed with the needs for students from the
coast. We feel so inadequate in our ability to help when you all are faced
with such material and emotional devastation.
Thank you so much. I sincerely appreciate any response and rest assured our
prayers remain for the intentions of the "real" people of coastal
Mississippi.
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From: Bedford Lions <bedford_lions_club@yahoo.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 07:27:51 -0700 (PDT)
Dan
I am the President of the Bedford Township Lions Club in Bedford Township, Michigan.
Some volunteers from our club are working with officials in Pass Christian and they left here Sunday morning with supplies for your community.
On your website I see some discussion on how things are being handled and I am asking if you are aware of our trip, could you please let us know that the supplies are getting to the those that desperately need them.
I know I am asking a lot from someone that is so busy, but I feel we need to follow up so that any future efforts are truly helpful.
Thanks
Greg Stewart
Bedford Lions
"We Serve"
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From: <helenlil@sbcglobal.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 09:02:56 -0500
I am one of several Red Cross volunteers who spent time in Pass Christian over the past few weeks. I have been deeply touched by your community and plan to stay in touch with you, as you rebuild. It is among the greatest honors of my life to have shared a small part of this experience with you. I will hold you in my heart and prayers.
Helen Ferguson
Fort Worth, Texas
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From: DonDonaville <roadkingman@gmail.com>
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 23:04:13 -0500
Dan I am Mrs Marie Donaville's son and I live in Memphis. I want to let you know what a great job you have done with info on the pass. Marie is alive and well with her daughter in Houston (currently in Dallas because of Rita)

I have two Questions: 1) do we still need ID to get in Pass at checkpoints. 2) on your home page the Pass Christian flag, is it real and where can i get one.
Keep up the good work.
Sincerely,
Don Donaville
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From: enwitt@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 15:23:56 -0400
Dan, Thanks again for a great job. We are planning a trip back to TR one day next week. This will be my first and I really dread it. Maybe this will put some closure to a beautiful, happy life in Pass Christian.
Thanks for posting my request for Maxine Costa. Last week I had a phone call from her neice who lives in Jacksonville informing me that Maxine is now in West Virginia living with another neice. I called her and she told me of her terrible time getting there, but at least she is safe.
Once again, I would like to invite everyone to Central Florida. It's beautiful here but it is not Pass Christian. Maybe with time I will settle in but right now, my heart is in Timber Ridge. Our phone No. is 352-245-0055 and my cell No. is 228-263-2298. I hope we can all keep in touch. I'm sure everyone is hurting as much as I am. Thanks again.
May God Bless, Nancy Witt
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From: "Huey Bang" <hueybang@cableone.net>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 21:18:41 -0500
Hey, Dan!!
Glad you're okay. We're staying in Long Beach for now, so we're still pretty close to home. Keep in touch and I'll look forward to painting some more clovers on my head next March!!!
Huey
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From: <favourco@cox.net>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 11:35:02 -0400
Dear Dan,
Thanks for setting up this website. Watching the destruction from Katrina has been heart-wrenching for all of us who have lived or visited in Pass Christian. We want to help the community rebuild and have building supplies ready to transport to those in need. The supplies are pallets of waffer board, two by fours, and roofing materials. Many of those contributing want to specifically target an area and know to whom and where their contributions are going. We realize it will take time to clear the major debris before there is room for building crews to come in and work. Community leaders are busy just trying to re-group on a day-to-day basis. Our email address is favourco@cox.net. If anyone can contact us of a community building project( whether for the school, town, or churches) which needs immediate attention, we could begin to target supplies and organize our building crew.
With hope and support,
Clay Williams Brown
Class of 1973
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From: scheidel@kutztown.edu
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 19:38:01 -0400
Dan,
I've been reading the e-mails from the citizens of Pass Christian and I am totally dismayed. I live up north in Pennsylvania and have been going crazy at how safe and comfortable we are here while our fellow Americans are suffering down south. I run a program for city kids at a state university. We are initiating an independent fund raising effort to help get some $ to the PC school district. I am working directly with a district administrator. CAN organize to get some help to Pass Christian. This is not a forgotten city. It is a matter of getting the word out. The only way I even heard of the town was from a family in our parish who are asking for donations to collect and bring down to MS in a week or so. I talked to the man who was putting this together. His wife has family from PC. I decided to concentrate my efforts on this new/old town. Please post this e-mail that I have 140 students ready to have a "re ad and run for relief". These students are seeking sponsors for the events. Anyone who has a specific need should e-mail me as soon as communications are back on line. There are a lot of people who want to help and are just waiting for the opportunity. I know it will take a whole lot more than a bunch of people coming down to help but it is a start. Let me also say that I know emotions must be very high in Pass Christian. I really have no idea except having been through hurricane Mitch in Central America and a couple of hurricanes on the outer banks of NC. Please know that you are all in our prayers and are NOT FORGOTTEN. Peace.
Michael Scheidel
Program Coordinator
Academic Alliance
610-683-1354
Kutztown University
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From: "Huey Bang" <hueybang@cableone.net>
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 22:03:17 -0500
This is my first access to the internet since the hurricane and I'm checking to see how you're doing and if you made it through the storm okay. Hope all is well!!!
Huey L. Bang, RMR, CRR
Fish-Man Reporting Services
Phone (228)380-2566
Fax (228)
e-mail: hueybang@cableone.net
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From: ALHOOKS@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 20:28:58 EDT
hey dan thanks for the updates they r wonderful
i make trips to the pass every night in my dreams and sometimes night mares. the response of the people there does not surprise me at all. they have always displayed a spirit and love that could never be explained or touched by any other peoples or places on this planet. (PROBABLY EVEN OFF THE PALNET TOO)
It was great to see Peggy, Billy, Holly, Alicia and all the rest. I hope i find it in my heart to return one day. I sometimes feel like such a deserter. I love them all so much.
al
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From: PaceArrow44@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 22:52:43 EDT
Dear Dan,
Again I hope everyone in Pass Christian is in a safe place. It's almost impossible to hold back the tears as I think of the town going through another episode as what has just occurred. As we watch the projected path of Rita its sur-real to think it will sweep over The Pass area again. We are again praying for everyone's safety and a miracle to spare the town from anymore heartache and devastation.
Joy and Bill
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From: <bmscyoga@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 08:19:02 -0500
Thank you Dan for sending the information and my heart is with you as you
walk through what must be a very difficult transformative time in your life
and the lives of others. I hesitate to write because I can see you are
obviously busy and do not wish to complicate things for you, however, I am
still anxious to know what happened to my friends Elaine and Jack Marshall.
I do not find their names anywhere as missing or asked about and I wonder if
you found anything out. I admit I have not slowly gone through all the
information found on the last communication and I am trying to be patient.
So I decided to impose and just ask outright if you have heard. Under the
current situation I certainly do not expect an immediate or personal
response but will look forward to perhaps a collective response where they
might be mentioned. Blessings to you for all I see that is being
experienced there. I will continue to hold you all in my Meditations.
Thank you so much for any help you can offer.
Ohm Shanti (Divine Peace)
Brenda Steele
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From: Kevin_Cunningham@harvardpilgrim.org
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 11:27:56 -0400
Dear Mr. Ellis,
I was re-reading your wonderful book, Mississippi Gulf Coast: : A Panorama of History and Culture,
and felt the need to try to contact you, in the hope of finding you and your family safe and well.
There are countless "Yankees" who have suffered (but in a lesser sense) the agonies you have
experienced in the past few weeks, as we have read and viewed the accounts of destruction and
remembered beautiful sights now reduced to rubble and ashes. Our prayers are with all of you.
Besides donating to the Red Cross, is there anything more I can do, because your works have given me
so much these past years.
Kevin Cunningham
Canton, Massachusetts
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From: <smcyr1@verizon.net>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 06:28:07 -0500 (CDT)
Don't appologize, please. You are doing yeoman's work especially for those of us far away from the tragedy though with ties to the area. I am interested in finding ways to help. I saw the Robin Roberts work on ABC and am trying to contact her. Please keep up the good work and information you provide. I went to a Hurricane Katrina support dinner at a restaurant in Windham, NH. This restaurant chain, The Common Man Restaurants, 12 across the state of NH was donating all monies, ie they were not even taking out the cost of the food, along with most of the waitstaff chipping in their tips, to the Katrina Fund. The owner of the restaurant chain is in LA working at a Red Cross center running the kitchen and doing various other good deeds simply to help where ever he can! The Northeast is working hard for the Gulf Coast and I appreciate your taking some time to contact me.
Best of luck to you and yours and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan
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From: "Lazarow, Bonnie S." <Bonnie.Lazarow@stanleyassociates.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 07:46:29 -0400
Good morning, Dan
I have been unable to locate my half brother, Clarence "Merlen" Hapes; his mom, Sada Becker; and stepfather, Nevin "Buz" Becker. The last address I have for my brother is 229 Baywood Drive, Pass Christian. His parents, the Beckers, live at 113 Willow Lane, Pass Christian. Perhaps some of your readers can help me locate them. We have been separated for a while and it is too bad we humans allow tragedy to happen before we really realize what is most important--family. I am so grateful I found your website. I have been searching for weeks.
Bonnie (Hapes) Lazarow
843-308-7137 (work)
Bonnie.Lazarow@stanleyassociates.com
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From: Kris Bosworth <girlsquire@att.net>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 23:48:00 -0400
Hi have a Grandmother who is looking for any word of friends that lived in Pass Christian.
G.(George) Norman and Georgia Sawyer 126 ShadowLawn (Ave, I think) 228 452 2297
his son is David N. Sawyer 150 Spencer Dr.
If there is anything you can tell us about them or a way to contact them or even if you don't know them...could you let me know so I can ease their minds with some information.
Heavy hearts and all prayers are with you...
thanks,
Kris Bosworth
girlsquire@att.net
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From: <ibonewell@bellsouth.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 22:08:46 -0500
Here is a before and after photo of my house on BeachView in Pass Christian,
The cross street of my house is Everett St that runs alongside the Railroad...
Every house is destroyed to the ground in the BeachVista subdivision, There is not a structure standing.
Also I have found a couple of items and would like to post them on a section called missing/found items..
I am sure other people may have found things for their neighbor... As everything is mixed up... I have about 5 different houses on my lot... and my house seems to have exploded over the railroad tracks...
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From: "ChefJohnnysProducts" <chefjohnny@chefjohnnysproducts.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 20:16:21 -0400
Dan
Bless you for having this up dated page. I still in need to talk to you or email from you regarding a project the Maumee Valley Chef’s Association and I are wanting to do. An event called “Jazz for the Pass”. I emailed you previously and as you know, we lived in the Pass for a few years and now are in Toledo, Ohio. Our hearts are still there with the many friends we have no knowledge about. Please contact me regarding our project to re-build the Memorial Park. Regards, Chef Johnny
http://www.chefjohnny.com
Hi again Dan,
Yes we lived there and were at the first Jazz in the Pass in 1999. Jacki
and I lived at 110 Vista Dr. and were married on the beach on a pier near
the house. Our thoughts are to have a fundraiser here called Jazz for the
Pass and raise funds on an annual basis to rebuild and help maintain the
Memorial Park. We loved that park and enjoyed the music and art. We are
close friends of John & Betsi Burgess and just spoke to Betsi this evening.
She had just returned from a Monday visit to the Pass and is tramitized from
the visit. Their home is one of a few standing in Gulfport on the beach and
they hope to rebuild, someday. Our hearts are crushed and we still have
many many friends from the Pass and area we know nothing about. Currently I
have gathered 3 pallets of canned goods I would like to get to the Pass.
Still working on logistics. Here I sit, safe and comfortable in Ohio and
wish I could do more. Your book on the Tri-Centennial sits near me at my
desk. Sharing pictures in the book with co-workers last week brought me to
tears just thinking of how it was when we moved. The beauty of the town is
the spirit of its people. We were welcomed when we moved to the Pass with
open arms and loved by its people and we loved back. I miss Sunday brunch
at the PCYC and evening cocktails with the neighbors. Almost daily visits
to see Betsi at Botanica and Gladys who passed away just before we moved.
Dan, we love the Pass and want to help and feel it will be a lifelong
journey. It is my hope that our Jazz project will work out. The event will
feature food prepared by Toledo's top chefs and I hope our local Jazz band.
Toledo has lots of Jazz clubs and so does Detroit, 45 minutes North. Got to
go. Hope to be in touch with you again soon and often. You take care and
thank you for doing good work on the Gulf. Johnny & Jacki
http://www.chefjohnny.com This may tell you my story.
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From: "Lazarow, Bonnie S." <Bonnie.Lazarow@stanleyassociates.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 07:46:29 -0400
I have been unable to locate my half brother, Clarence "Merlen" Hapes; his mom, Sada Becker; and stepfather, Nevin "Buz" Becker. The last address I have for my brother is 229 Baywood Drive, Pass Christian. His parents, the Beckers, live at 113 Willow Lane, Pass Christian. Perhaps some of your readers can help me locate them. We have been separated for a while and it is too bad we humans allow tragedy to happen before we really realize what is most important--family. I am so grateful I found your website. I have been searching for weeks.
Bonnie (Hapes) Lazarow
843-308-7137 (work)
Bonnie.Lazarow@stanleyassociates.com
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From: "jkeller789@comcast.net via PhotoShow Circle"
<photoshow@photoshow.net>
To: Dan@PassChristian.net
Title:
Hurricane Katrina Hits the Gulf Coast
By:
Date:
Sep 21, 2005
If you cannot click the links and buttons above, copy and paste these addresses into your web browser. gallery: http://photoshow.comcast.net/jkeller789/
Watch show: http://photoshow.comcast.net/watch/Hj9UX7Yx

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From: "Sheila Allen" <sheila-faithbc@charter.net>
To: <dan@passchristian.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 16:30:57 -0400 (Eastern Standard Time)
Hi Dan, I don't know how I came across your e-mail but somehow I did...
Our church has been coming down twice a week to MS since the storm hit with a feeding crew being set up at different relief stations. Our past few trips we were at an elementary school in Pass Christian. I'm sorry I don't know the name of the school but it is a relief station where the National Guard was, FEMA was there and the Red Cross was there. Our next trip is scheduled for Saturday but this time we are not cooking food but bringing work crews with chains saw and 1000 boxes of nonperishable items (canned goods, paper towels, TP, etc.). The boxes are ready to deliver or hand out to whoever needs them. Our concern is there may not be a need at this particular relief station for this type of product now based on reports we got from our crew that went down yesterday.
We currently have 7 residents lined up that we will be helping with demolition, tree removal, etc. I guess I'm hoping you may be able to provide me with information as to some official we could be in contact with who might could point us to the place where these items would be needed. We have a good report with the NG at the school and I'm sure they will point us in the direction we need to go once we get down there, but if there is anything we can pre-arrange before we drive down, that would be helpful.
This is our first trip down on a Saturday (our previous trips have been on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) so that may tell a different story also for us when we get down there Saturday. Of course, the weather may prevent our trip also, but we're hoping not.
I'm sorry to ramble on like this, but we have no more contacts and the few that we have had in the general area have fallen through so I'm just searching for any thing you might offer in the way of an official who I can be in touch with. Thanks for any help you can give.
Sheila
Faith Baptist Church LaGrange, GA 877-432-4841

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From: debra bond <ddb0071958@yahoo.com>
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 09:05:37 -0700 (PDT)
Dan, THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
I just found your site. have been trying for weeks to get info on pass christian. i moved to pass in 1968 and moved to logan, IA in 1991. i know that my best friend Reene (DeMetz) and Tom Pharis rode out the storm okay, also that the DeMetz family are okay thank god. this message is for them and anyone in pass christian if there is anything i can do please contact me. i am trying to contact Carolyn or Dave Schussler who moved to bay st louis in june. i know they are okay also thank god. i was 10 years old when Camille hit and still remember the aftermath like it was yesterday. my prayers, thoughts and hopes are with all there. i just saw interview on ABC 9/21 with Malcom Jones and Robin Roberts RE: PASS and plan to send some items requested.
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From: "Suzanne Cook" <scook@raineykizer.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 07:50:50 -0500
Subject: Carroll and Lore Allen
We note they are among the missing on the most updated list we could find which was dated September 16, 2005. We used to live in the Pass and Carroll and Lore were great friends and sailing buddies. Does anyone have any word on Carroll and Lore Allen? Email address at home is raysuzanne@tennesseetel.net
Thanks ever so much for your coverage.
Suzanne Cook --- Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C.
P.O. Box 1147, Jackson, Tennessee 38302
731.423.2414 -- 731.426.8150 fax -- scook@raineykizer.com
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From: <ibonewell@bellsouth.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 22:08:46 -0500
Here is a before and after photo of my house on BeachView in Pass Christian,
The cross street of my house is Everett St that runs alongside the Railroad...
Every house is destroyed to the ground in the BeachVista subdivision, There is not a structure standing.
Also I have found a couple of items and would like to post them on a section called missing/found items..
I am sure other people may have found things for their neighbor... As everything is mixed up... I have about 5 different houses on my lot... and my house seems to have exploded over the railroad tracks...
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From: Ellen Dodge <try2dodgeme@yahoo.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 19:52:41 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Dan!
I grew up in Pass Christian and now live in Orange Grove. I was looking through the pictures on your website and came accross the picture of the Pickich family and their friend James. James is an old friend of mine that I met when I was a single mom living in the Penthouse apartments. I haven't seen him in a long time and glad to see he survived Katrina. If you know him please tell him Ellen said hello. Also, I'd like to know if you or anyone else knows if Hanlon "Skeezie" Rue got through ok. I've seen the satelite photo's of his father's house on Poindexter in Henderson Point and know that it was destroyed but if anyone can tell me that he's ok I would appreciate it. You can reply to me at try2dodgeme@yahoo.com . Also, my parents evacuated their home on WenMar drive near the WalMart. Their house was completely destroyed as was everything else in the path of the storm surge. There wasn't even anything left to salvage except for a couple of photos found inside the neighbors house. Is there any word yet as to what the city is going to do with the property south of the railroad tracks or when they are expected to get power, water and sewer back in those areas? My parents were told by FEMA that they have a trailor for them but, until they can get their land cleared and power, water and sewer, they have no where to put it.
Thank you for your informative site!
Ellen Dodge (formerly Ellen Wallace)
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From: "Susan Cyr" <smcyr1@verizon.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 19:12:44 -0400
Dan, I have just discovered this message board. My mother owned a condo at 1515 East Beach Boulevard, Pass Christian. This was the Penthouse Condo Complex. Luckily she was in Bay St. Louis, at the St. Augustine Seminary with her brother, Rev. A. Francis Theriault, SVD who is retired in the Bay. I have been to the Pass every year for the past 12 years or so, and simply am totally behind any thing that can be done to help.
I am an elementary school teacher who is trying to organize my school to adopt a sister school in the area as a way to help rebuild the lives of children, something we have tremendous opportunity to do and experience with here in Cambridge. Children are our future and we want to help. I see that schools in BSL are not yet scheduled to re-open and the Pass Schools are looking at sometime between 10/3 and 10/15.
How can we help?
Susan M. Cyr, Salem, NH
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From: gloria sterling <gpsterling@yahoo.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 13:02:02 -0700 (PDT)
Please, I should like very much to know the status of Jeanie Hardin of 111 Hackett Lane. I cannot fine her name in list that I have been browsing or when I type it in I get no information. Thank you! Gloria Sterling
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From: Joy Schneider <joy@oharespring.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 14:58:56 -0500
Thankyou for your transfer of information from your area. I think I have heard Pass Christian mentioned twice on the news and Bay St Louis once probably only because the bridge was destroyed. I am glad to hear you and Billy were out of the area but sad to hear of the destruction of the town.
I am e-mailing an article my neice sent me from Montgomery on the town and her opinion is the same as mine. Why does this part of the disaster lack in public recognition? Its as if these two towns did not exist. She said it looked as if FEMA and the Red Cross were not involved there as much as the help was needed. Is this the way its been?
Please continue your transfer of the news from Pass Christian. What is needed and what is happening?
Joy
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From: JO ANN NUNES <dancejo123@yahoo.com>
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 12:45:55 -0700 (PDT)
My husband & I lived at 204 Basswood Drive in Timberidge prior to Katrina coming to town. Now we are staying at my Daughter's home in Mandeville.
We were able to retrieve some personal effects from our home last week. The structure of our homes is still standing, but of course has total water damage.
Since our insurance adjuster came by Saturday, 9/17/05, we now want to return and throw out everything that has been damageed and look for anything that may be salvagable. Do you know if they have allowing residents back to Pass Christian, (Timberidge) anytime soon, as I may have several people to help us??? I don't want to have my group go with us and be turned away at checkpoint.
Thank you in advance for any information you can give us.
Jo Ann & Walter
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To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 21:54:37 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Lucio's Restaurant and Staff
The last few weeks have been so difficult communications-wise that your site really helps!
I am wondering if there is any word on the staff/manager from Lucios? We were in there the night before Katrina - the manager said he was planning on staying in the restaurant rather than his mobile home. It sounded like a good idea at the time.
We adored all the crew there and are very concerned with their well-being and if they need anything. We are from Diamondhead where one of us lost everything to flooding and the other has some extensive (but repairable I believe) damage.
Thanks again and God Bless
Laurianne Manchester
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From: Gsvoigts@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 15:23:15 EDT
Dan, thanks so much for this continuing stream of communication. I don't know what we would do without you.
Perhaps Treasure Point should be considered for the trailer home. It's flat, etc. Also, after this is all over, we could use the power and water supplies for other endeavors at Treasure Point. I'll mention this to Donald Moore.
On a very positive note, a small town in Kentucky (about the size of Pass Christian), is looking at the Pass as a sister city to help out for the next two years. Our son lives there and has talked to officials about the Pass and how similar it is to their town. The mayor and Police Chief want to meet with me as soon as possible, hopefully within the next week to talk things over. Then they will be contacting Chief Dubisson and City officials about the affiliation. Since I am traveling back and forth to Ohio, I'll be able to see them in Kentucky soon. This is not an idle, hollow conversation. They are talking real help for a significant period of time. I think this is just incredible and very positive. I'll report more as I learn more.
Keith Voigts
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From: "ChefJohnnysProducts" <chefjohnny@chefjohnnysproducts.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 19:31:39 -0400
This is Chef Johnny and Jacki, now of Toledo, formally of the Pass. We lived at 110 Vista Dr. and we still have a big piece of the Pass in our hearts. Many of our friends are or were there and we are at a loss about where they are now. I am on a mission. Being a chef, formally of the Great Southern Club, I know the importance food plays in survival. Currently I have 7000 pounds, over 900 large #10 cans, of shelf stable products and cloths to deliver to the Pass. I am working on getting a truck and my heart tells me to bring it and not just send it to the Pass.
Betsi Burgess, Botanica, and her husband John are dear friends and they are on their way to the Pass now. They have been to what is left of their home on the beach in Gulfport. No words to describe the home. Can you help me on my mission to feed the Pass? Daily my wife and I feel pain, cry, pray and agonize over this horrible event. We know it will take years if not decades to restore and rebuild the New Pass. In our hearts we need to a part of this process, but are struggling with how.
The first part is to bring some food and continue to send what I can get from fellow chefs and others. Bless you for sharing information. Last Friday I was sharing your book on the Tri-Centennial of the Pass with someone who works for me. I am a 54-year-old man and was brought to tears just showing the pictures of the Pass in your book. I was born in the North, but a large part of my heart is in the South.
Johnny & Jacki Clark, Toledo, Ohio and in spirit, “The Pass”
http://www.chefjohnny.com
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From: Holly <box_3161@yahoo.ca>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 20:23:29 -0400 (EDT)
Thank you for keeping me updated. I feel a real kinship with Pass Christian. It started when an online
friend at Broadbandreports.com, Mark from Long Beach, was missing. He finally logged in and requested
assistance finding his friend Mark Means from Pass Christian. Mark Means finally emailed and I was able
to forward his contact info to our friend Mark. Since then I have kept a close watch on your town.
Please if there is anything at all that I can do from here to help you folks rebuild please let me know.
Children's books? School books? Clothing? Linen? A fund I can contribute to?
I have every intention to visit one day and meet the folks who rebuilt a beautiful town. God Bless each
and every one of you.
Yours very truly,
Holly J. Wardrope
Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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From: "Donad G. Martin" <dgmartin@houston.rr.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 06:25:38 -0500
Ouida Fern Lewis Martin
409-938-4746
mailto:ouidafm@houston.rr.com
Thanks for your time and effort on this website. I received it from Al Hodges on Friday. AT LAST, word from home!! It is nice to finally hear from my hometown. Just to know that my friends and family finally have a place to touch base with each other and spread the word, share their sorrow and joy --- gives us all some peace and some HOPE.
Again, you are angel in the darkness!
Fern Lewis Martin PCHS 1968
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From: Harriette2064@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Cc: Harriette2064@aol.com
Thanks for sending the faith photographs. Today Fr. Mike at Visitation Parish, Marrero, LA spoke about faith because what we have experienced is beyond our comprehension at the present time. He said it is O. K. to be angry but don't lash out at others! Pretty succinct, I thought.
Gary and I went to our home, 117 Basswood, on Friday. The damage was comparable to some but not as severe as other neighbors who lost everything. We calculated the water was approximately 8' in the house. All doors are blown out and 90% of the windows were broken and the black sludge is everywhere. The exterior wall on the driveway side separated from the floor joist and all the lower kitchen cabinets floated around. The main living area as well as the downstairs storage area is a major mess but the upstairs bedrooms were not affected. Our heavy pine table floated away; likewise, one of the sofas in the great room.
We'll return to our home tomorrow because a FEMA representative called and wanted to see the flood damage. Uncertain what FEMA and the State Farm adjustor will decide but we'll find out when we meet on September 20. We asked to coordinate something sooner so we could get started with the cleanup but there were no earlier appointments available! In the interim, the mold deterioration will progress and maybe the person who agreed to cleanup won't be available in two weeks. No alternatives, we will have to be patient!
Most likely the majority of residents have been able to visit their home and schedule an appointment with their insurance adjusters.
The triage area on North Street was very well coordinated; also the cooking staff was fixing cheeseburgers for the residents who were in the neighborhood.
Hope things are manageable for you!
Harriette
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From: ZORBASMITH@cs.com
To: danellis3@juno.com (Dan Ellis)
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 21:50:41 -0400
Dear Dan,
It was so good to see the e-news you are posting, and I was very glad that you had our e-dress. Thank you. Ace and I had a horrendous trip to Panama City, fleeing the storm. By the time we collected our most treasured personal possessions and got them to safety in Lyman and got back to Long Beach it was 3:30 Sunday afternoon. We arrived at a friend's house in Panama City at 1:30 Monday morning. . .I've never seen so many tired--exhausted--people at one time in my life. Lines were long everywhere, suppllies ran out, but most people were patient and polite and considerate of each other.
We are temporarily in Montgomery, AL with a dear friend. Both of our houses were smashed beyond repair; in fact, one is a slab with rubble out front. It is good to get news of any city or government plans to handle the cleaning up of the debris/houses and lots, with your making the good point that some houses are now on other properties than the ones they had been on.
Thanks again for the news. Michelle and A.C. Smith
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From: "John Caranna" <jcaranna@cableone.net>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 16:53:17 -0500
When we got to the Pass, things were pretty disorganized and frantic. I don't know anything about individuals you mentioned.
We did talk to a Clark Street resident who stayed and he said when the water started rising he broke out a window and used a piece of plywood to "surf" (his word) north to the railroad tracks.
I can't imagine anyone surviving the surge AND the winds in the Pass, but I guess humans are more resilient and resourceful than we think.
An aside,....some friends on East Diamondhead Drive (the section that overlooks I-10) had 8 feet of water in their home and rode out the storm in their attic with 6 people and 6 dogs.
It's a miracle that the death toll is so low! Glad you could use the photos.
John
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From: Kristen325@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 17:06:21 EDT
I want to send you pictures I took last weekend to the Pass, I just need to know what file format you would like them or I could just copy and paste them into the email. I am most likely going back down to the Pass on Wednesday, we were able to get downtown last Saturday but could not get into henderson point, I realize we have nothing left but if you don't look it will just bother you not knowing that there may or may not be something left of your property. Take care. - Kristen
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From: "Tom and Bea Hall" <hall4318@planters.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 13:46:35 -0400
I live in GA., and all of us here are overwhelmed by the tragedy you all are going through. I know that many of your schools and libraries have been damaged or completely destroyed, and I want to help. I have started a book drive, and I’m having tremendous success! Can you put me in touch with folks from not only the public school system, but private Christian schools as well? I had one Christian school here donated their entire library to the drive. I am working on getting things boxed up, finding a truck and making plans to come to Mississippi and share some of out Georgia Love!
Best wishes to all of you, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!
Bea Hall
Newington, GA
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From: "Ken Austin" <ken@mscoasthomes.com>
To: "'Dan Ellis'" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 05:33:08 -0500
Regarding contact for Donald, etc, I will be back tomorrow night staying in an RV parked at my friends the Wengers at Abbey Road (across from the tennis courts). I have subscribed to Verizon Wireless Broadband and should be up and running with email/internet access so the next time that you talk to Donald Moore let him know. I will seek everyone out once I get back and see what I can do to help.
Ken
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From: "kocgam1@juno.com" <kocgam1@juno.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.net
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 12:13:54 GMT
My name is Kathleen Chiasson. Greg Magee and I live at 252 E. 2nd St. downtown Pass Christian. We are the 2nd house past Bourdin's on the corner and directly across from the EZ serve next to Mississippi Power. We have been to the house several times to retrieve things. This 125 year house that we rent is very structurally sound. No roof damage,but had 10 feet of water. Seems it can be repaired. The major thing is that a boat washed through the back room from the condos next to Hancock Bank. Our back yard is up against the condos in the pictures. Greg is staying on 2nd street closer to Long Beach with a friend and I am in New Jersey with my daughter.
Greg did inform me on Monday that he had to get a pass to get in, but is is quite easy to do so once you prove you live there. The police and national guard are protecting the property on 2nd st. FEMA has already been to the property a week ago to review our personal loss and our investigator is visiting quite a list in that area. If I get more news from Greg, I will send it to you
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From: Samie621@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 10:51:41 EDT
Hi Dan:
I guess I got lucky, I was able to get in to the Pass on Sept. 3rd. We had to walk from the nursing home on Menge but I had to see. I knew my house was gone but I just couldn't accept it until I saw it. Oh, how I wish my house was the only thing gone. That I could deal with, losing the entire town is what I'm having such a hard time dealing with.
On my visit I saw Diane Brugger. She told me that she had lost Tony. I felt her pain deep in my heart. She told me that before the house broke apart she could see in his eyes that he didn't want to live through it. So very sad!
Take care,
Samantha Patterson
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From: "John Hodges" <John.Hodges@halliburton.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 10:42:11 -0500
Subject: Recent Contacts
Dan – I spoke to my cousin Rick Ward last night via phone. He had been to some sort of Town Meeting (he said they weren’t allowed to speak –just listen!) and that the officials were preparing to issue passes to property owners to enter what they are calling Zone 1 – anything west of Fleitas avenue. I also spoke via phone with another cousin (Catherine Cerra Myer) who had tried to obtain a pass just off Menge avenue. The military was manning this position – they told her they were not issuing passes and did not know when they would be issued. I grew up in the Pass and graduated from Pass High in 1967. My parents Red and Irene Hodges resided at 388 Clarence Avenue. Red died in 1999, but Mama was still living on Clarence Avenue. She evacuated to my sisters in Lucedale and they all came through the storm fine. I made a trip over there on Sept 3rd and was able to park at the corner of Henderson and North St. and walk to the house – unbelievable – it had been pushed 12+ feet to the north and 1 ½ feet to the west – then parts of it had collapsed. We were told on Sunday (Sept 4)that no one would be allowed in or out for 48 hours, so we headed back to Houston, Texas area bringing Mama with us. I want to get back as soon as possible to see if I can find anything in her house worth saving – insurance papers, momentos, photos, etc. I can’t get any definitive word on if I will be able to get in or not. If I had a telephone contact number for Chipper McDermott or John Dubisson, then maybe they could help. Mama is not doing well enough to make the 7 ½ hour drive back at this time.
I got through to Alderman Lou Rizzardi via cell phone (I got his number from an e-mail on your site) 228-216-1121. He was very friendly and helpful – will wait and give him a real big ATTABOY if I am able to get in. Let me know what you find out on tomorrow’s visit – I may head that way early Thursday morning or early Friday morning.
Regards,
John
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From: JABBABBLK@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
DAN,
JUST A BRIEF NOTE TO GIVE SOME INFO. AS USUAL, THERE HAVE BEEN VARYING REPORTS THROUGH OUT THE DAY, BUT FROM WHAT I CAN GARNER, TIMBER RIDGE RESIDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO GO IN STARTING TUESDAY MORNING WITH A PASS OBTAINED AT ABBY LANE (OFF PINEVILLE NEAR NURSING HOME.) FROM 8. AM UNTIL 4 PM. I AM TOLD THAT ABBY LANE DOESN'T HAVE A REAL STREET SIGN, JUST A CARVED WOODEN SIGN ON A TELEPHONE POLE. THAT IS ALL THE INFO I HAVE AT THIS TIME ABOUT THE LOCATION.
CALLED PASS OFFICE AND TALKED TO A GUY FROM FLORIDA. VARIOUS REPORTS ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT OTHER DAYS RESIDENTS CAN GET IN. HAVE HEARD THAT AFTER ?/?? DAYS, THE SUBDIVISION WILL BE CLOSED TO EVERY ONE INDEFINITELY. NOT SURE OF ALL THIS, JUST THE BEST INFO I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN. I AM GOING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AND GET WHAT I CAN.
IT SEEMS THAT MY CASE IS ON THE BACK BURNER AS FAR AS FEMA AND ALLSTATE ARE CONCERNED.
A RESIDENT OF THE ISLES (OFF BAYVIEW ON MALINI BAYOU) WAS TOLD TO GET WHAT SHE COULD SALVAGE TODAY, AS THE HOUSES IN THAT AREA WOULD BE LEVELED TOMORROW. SHE HAD A SMALL FRAME HOUSE ON LIVINGSTON (I THINK) WHICH WAS A TOTAL LOSS. HAD TO CUT THE ROOF WHICH WAS LYING ON THE GROUND IN HALF JUST TO RETRIEVE A FEW POTS AND PANS.
WILL TRY TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW. IT SEEMS THAT THE RULES CHANGE MINUTE BY MINUTE. LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO.
WILL DO THE SAME.
BRENDA.
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From: "Wendy Diard" <wendy@diardsoftware.com>
To: "'Dan Ellis'" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 11:04:56 -0400
Hi Dan,
I hope you get this. You can call me as well. 919-677-0098 I'm in Cary, NC
My mom called me this morning. Here's the info:
Everyone is upset about the current policy of not getting into the Pass.
Lou had nothing to do with the current policy and has been trying to get it changed (probably along with others). They are supposed to be having a town meeting at 12:30pm today. Hopefully, it will be easier for folks to get in
after 3pm. Be sure that they have some form of ID/paperwork that shows that they have a house in the pass. Bring a driver's license or water or electric bill (I realize that they probably didn't pack this but maybe for
those who have a 2nd home in the Pass).
Other things to note:
Timber Ridge is unlivable. You will be allowed to come in during the day but you can't spend the night. (they are still doing search and rescue in this area and they are worried about diseases because of the living
conditions).
All structures are unsafe west of Davis Avenue. Some of them are standing but all had water, mud, and sewer backed up in them.
If you come, bring heavy boots, rubber/latex gloves and anti-bacterial lotion.
Lou is very busy and his phone is wringing off the hook. He has many ideas and has started implementing some. He has arranged for 30 Navy Seals (not sure exactly about this), to come to the Pass to start working East to West. That should start today.
Folks can call my mom and she'll work in conjunction with Lou. Her number is:228-216-9121. Lou's # is: 228-216-1121. For those who may read this, Lou Rizzardi is the Alderman for Ward 1.
You may post this info. I hope you get this.
Best to you,
Wendy Diard (Wilma's daughter in NC)
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From: Kristen325@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Mr. Ellis,
I have photos of downtown Pass Christian and the Twin Oaks/Winn Dixie shopping center area. I also was in Timber Ridge area yesterday and there were some families in there already cleaning up, I was on Royal Oak Drive, I would advise anyone going in their to bring masks, boots, and thick gloves the muck has dried but you can smell the mold in the air, don't forget bring antibacterial germ-x or 3M make a great one to use. If you want the photos let me know.
- Kristen Meehan
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From: "Saper, Lisa" <Lisa.Saper@LLOYDSTSB.co.uk>
To: "'Dan@PassChristian.Net'" <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Dan,
I am writing to say thank you for this wonderful service you are providing. My mom (Ricky Ingargiola) lives in the Pass and I went to high school there. My mom is safe and well and with my brother in Houston. I live in London now, and I've been crazy with frustration at the complete lack of news about the Pass. Your website is a lifeline. Many, many thanks.
Best regards
Lisa Saper
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From: "" <sbordi1@excite.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.net
Dan, Thanks for putting out this web site. One of the few real good sources for info on the Pass. If you or anyone else could just announce when we can get into Timber Ridge and have electricity and water. We, as well as others are snow birds who can't wait to get down there to assess our homes. Our hearts go out to any one that called the Gulf home...Thanks again, Sbordi1@excite.com
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From: enwitt@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Dan, Thanks for a wonderful job. What a contribution to T.R. We are so lucky to have you. I check my e.mails everyday for any updates. We now have a Post Office box in Summerfield, Florida (approx. 8 miles south of Ocala). We have rented a furnished house for three months until we can get our feet planted here. I have three sisters and a brother here and probably should have been here all along, but we did LOVE Pass Christian and all our friends in Timber Ridge. We miss them terribly. We would be so happy if everyone would come South. We have and extra bedroom and family with plenty of room. We would love to have company. I have tried to contact most everyone but if I should forget someone, here is my cell phone No. 228-263-2298 and my brother's home phone No. is 352-307-0348. Please call anytime.
I had a dear friend whom I cared deaply for but have been unable to find her. Maybe if someone reads this, they may know her whereabouts. Her name is Maxine Costa and she lived on Country Club Drive in T.R. If you are a golfer, it would be on No. 9 green. Maxine was very sick and had no relatives in MS. I think Julian Byrne was her Power of Attorney. Maybe he would know something. I would appreciate any information I could get. I heard her house was flattened. I talked to her on Sun. a.m. before I left. I suggested she call 911 because she was not able to go to a shelter nor travel very far. Thanks for any help.
We have not been back yet. I don't think I could bear to see the destruction.
Our Love to everyone! Everett (Tiddle) and Nancy Witt
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From: ArkansasPatricia@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Dan,
Sheltered in Arkansas, we were so happy to find your website as news of Timber Ridge is so sketchy. How is Alicia? Have heard from Ken and news is devastating for us. The people and church groups here in Arkansas have been wonderful. FEMA and ARC reps have been helpful. Have heard from Joyce, Claire, Noel and Leo, and Herb and Dee. All of us await any news and especially news of when we can get back in and where we can go from there. We rescued the old Golf Course cat, along with our own and all are safe.........just mising home, friends and neighbors. Your pictures showed our committee's landscape beds at Davis that we all worked on and Tom and Alice's that brought such sadness.
Pat and Gale, 120 Fairway Drive
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From: "Suzanne and Terry Gibson" <suzanneandhoot@adelphia.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Is there a way to find out individual family names and their specific needs for their kids/families (those who lost everything)?
I am a former Pass resident and currently living outside the damage area in lower Alabama.
Our town has been sending over general supplies and aid via Red Cross and to shelters for general doling out, but if we knew of specific family names, contact info (if available) and what they needs for their particular household (clothing and shoe sizes, medicines, ages of kids, anything, etc), I will have people I know here assemble "household packages" for individual families.
I know this type of list may not exist now, but we will respond to anyone who may post their needs to your site. We will figure out how to get it to them...maybe even a handover via someone else if necessary.
Our prayers are for and with everyone.
Suzanne Waits Gibson
Cell (334) 477-9883
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From: "mark ruane" <mwcoastal@msn.com>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
hi,
Since the hurricane hit I have been trying to get information about my uncle who is the pastor of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Pass Christian. Your site is the first I have seen it. It's a great informational site.
While the church looks to be intact,have you heard anything about Fr. Endslow,the pastor?
I visited Pass Christian 4 years ago but can not place exactly where his residence was related to the church.I kow it was very close.
The house on the railroad tracks looks somewhat like the house but I am not sure that my imagination is not
playing games with me.
If you could provide any further information about Fr. Endslow and his reidence I would very much appreciate it.
Again many thanks,
mark
Father Endslow would have had several choices had he decided to evacuate. Either to Biloxi Diocese quarters or to sanctuary in Bay St Louis. During my two trips to the Pass, had harm come his way, I am certain I would have been made aware. However, there is no service as yet, for telephone, cellular or electricity at the Pass or at Bay St Louis. Parts of Biloxi is coming on air, so I would suggest you seek out the Bishop's clergy for info. Do a google on the Diocese of Biloxi for a number. Mother of Mercy is my church and I am extremly fond of Father Endslow. I will seek his whereabouts during my next trip to the Pass this coming week. In the mean time, you may want to continue visits to http://Katrina.PassChristian.Net for daily updates. And I will post your quest at that site.
Dan
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From: Blueocean8687@aol.com
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Dear Dan
I have a very dear friend is the Pass, she grew up there .I lived there for a while, we both went to high school together in the pass. I'm so worried ,I have not heard anything since the hurricane, please if you could help , any info would be appreciated, Her name is Tammy Harris -- she lived at 5293 Courtenay Ave Pass Christian, MS 39571 . Her Maiden name was Dennis. Please if you find her there can you have her call me.916-422-6363 .
Thank you so very much
Sherry Crenshaw Harris
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From: "Ray Bussey" <raybussey@msn.com>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
I had been thinking about making a run over to Pass Christian since the Katrina , but figured that entry would be restricted... Right now I am in Alexandria, LA where I have a few relatives. I came here to get custody of my 2 children and had to take a job here as a condition of that custody. Instead of moving everything here I placed everything in storage...In Pass Christian at "Storageville" on Market St.....I have been trying to find out if it was destroyed, damaged...or just any info that might give me an idea about if my kids and I have anything left!
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From: Pat2yea@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Dan,
We tried to get into Timber Ridge today (Saturday) but were turned away by the National Guard. There were only allowing in utility crews and insurance adjustors. We tried the Delisle exit and then the Menge exit but only made it halfway on both.
Patrick Tullier
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From: <hdawley@bellsouth.net>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Hello Dan,
Nice job with the website! Thank goodness for our police department and dedicated city officials!
The police told me that residents who have a livable or partially livable house to go to AND who have a generator can return and live at their house. My son and I are going back our house on Poplar Point. Several people have been to our house. The first floor is gutted and is open from the back to the front. The upstairs is still livable. We are bringing supplies and a portable generator along with several portable toilets. I will take notes and photos and will send them on to you when I get back to where my wife, 87 year old mother-in-law,19 year old niece, and 11 year old dog are staying – the Marriott Residence Inn in Springfield, MO.
One of the problems I’m hearing from people is that some insurance companies are calling the damage flood damage instead of wind. This is a crucial point in that there is a significantly smaller amount of money available through flood coverage. This will likely become an issue that most of us in Timber Ridge will be facing. I’ve heard from several attorney-friends of mine. One is a contract specialist and he had some re-assurance that I will pass on to you. He said that the issue as to whether damage to homes is caused by flood or wind is very a very difficult determination to make. If homeowners disagree with their insurance company, this then becomes a “disputation of fact.” A local jury makes the resolution of this dispute of fact. My friend states that the insurance companies know this and know that a local jury will almost invariably side with the local homeowner since they will likely have the same problem.
Here is the e-mail my attorney friend sent to me:
Harold -
first, don't agree to any insurance settlement unless it is for all the damage that you believe you are entitled too. before agreeing to anything, have an attorney or someone knowledgeable on your side read and advise you about the policy.
second, I anticipate that sooner or later there will be significant government assistance to pay for rebuilding and possibly loss of business income so wait too see what the government is going to do. the courts will not let you be compensated twice for the same damage.
third, the insurance adjustment can be disputed as well as litigated. the insurance company itself probably has an internal appeal procedure and they might just be waiting to see who cares enough, or who is alive, to appeal.
Be sure to get a law firm experienced in litigating insurance disaster claims - which I am sure there are many lawyers in your area experienced at this. I'm sure there will be attorneys trying to represent a block of many policy holders in a "class" or group claim.
In a litigated award the court might award attorney fees in addition to the insured damage award. If the court won't award attorney fees, be sure you don't give away too much of the award to the attorneys - my off hand guess is something between 10-30% of what the lawyer gets over what the insurance company offered may be fair - this is agreed between you and the lawyer before he represents you, and you need to get advice before agreeing.
Dan – There will undoubtedly be local attorneys who will be willing to take on a class action suit if that becomes necessary. An attorney who rents from my storage facility on North Street has also contacted me. He is with a large law firm and is willing to represent any one who wants to go to litigation over the claims settlement. I will be glad to give his name and phone number (he is working out a Dallas law office now) to anyone wanting it.
Incidentally – When I offered to let the city use my heavy equipment at my North street storage facility, I didn’t know that they were all in undated by the tidal wave. They are thus not useable.
Helen Keller once stated “Whenever one door of opportunity closes there is always another one that opens. Unfortunately, because most of us are too busy looking at the closed door, we don’t see the new door.” I believe there is a good future for our city. Linda and I will rebuild our home and storage facility and stay.
Keep up your good work!
Harold
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From: JABBABBLK@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Dan,
Got to My House Yesterday. Had to Go Yesterday , Fri.( Although They Said We Would Not Be Allowed in until Sat.) Mc Calla, Where I'm Staying with My Daughter, Is Five Hours Away, So Had to Have My Kids Drive Me Because I Cannot See to Drive in the Dark. We Left Here at Here at 4 A.m. and Got to the Coast at about 9.a.m. Encountered Road Block near Menge & Arebella. Told by National Guard to Go Get Pass on Some Street Nobody Has Ever Heard of Can't Even Remember the Name Right Now.
We Ran into Someone We Knew and Followed Him In. No Guards or Anything Else at the Back Entrance. Every Thing on the Living Floor of My House Is Totally Ruined. Mold Growing Everywhere ,Things Tossed by What I Assume Is Flood Water. The Water Rose 5' on the Main Level Where Most of My Expensive Stuff Was Located.
Upper Story My Bedroom Seems Mostly Okay. Before I Went, FEMA and My Insurance Co Said They Could Not Proceed with My Claim until I Could Tell Them of the Damage. Called FEMA Agent Today and He Told Me That He Was There Friday and Saturday. I Tried to Call Him Several Times on Friday with No Success. Now He Tells Me That They Have Closed off Subdivision to Every Body Again and Would Not Let Him or Anyone Else in until Later next Week. He Told Me That My House Was Listed as Unaccessible and Was Put on the Back Burner for Now. Told Me I should Contact FEMA Have Tried for Hours, Both on Line and on the Phone, No Success. This Is All a Big Bunch of You Know What!
I Thought I Had Plenty of Insurance (Have Both Homeowners and Flood) but Have Just Found out That My Damage Is Flood and Is Only Covered by Quite a Bit less than Homeowners. More Later... Have to Get off Line. Now
Brenda
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From: <Edwin.G.Bohannon@wellsfargo.com>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Hi Dan,
Below is a reply I have sent to all who showed concern within my circle of friends and associates. I apprecate all you do and hope to rebuild, too.
Hello everyone...
Today is Saturday September the 11th, I think. Just wanted to let you know my situation. My wife, two dogs and myself fled Pass Christian about 12 hours before the storm hit. Up to that time it appeared that we would only get heavy rain. Well, it actually passed directly over "The Pass". We drove to my wife's brother's house in Monroe, LA and stayed there watching all the news on FOX and CNN. It was a horrible time for us because we did not get much information. Everything was about New Orleans.
Finally we were able to access the NOAA satellite which showed the house was still there. (The house belongs to my other brother-in-law and that is where we were staying while getting ready to build our new house. You see, we had purchased a lot across the street from his house in a nice little golf club subdivision and had been waiting on the architect to finish the plans so we could get started with our own house. We were about two weeks away from the start of construction...so for that we are fortunate.) The sad news is that the satellite photo gave us false hopes in that it showed the house still standing with just some rubble in the yard. What it did not show was the total destruction of the house from a 28' water surge. Everything in the house was destroyed totally. I have never seen such destruction.
We drove from Monroe to Pass Christian two days later only to have to turn back because there was no gas station within 50 miles of the coast. About three days after that we again went back down, this time with many
gas cans in the trunk. We got to within one mile of the subdivision only to be turned away by the National Guard and State Police. They said it was unsafe to enter.
Up to that time, we thought everything was still OK. I decided to drive over to Gulfport to check on the WFHM office and found it basically intact with no damage. WHEW!!!
Drove back to Monroe (about 900 miles round trip) and waited again. Then this past Wednesday we went back and lied to the state police telling them that we were supposed to meet the FEMA representative at
11:00am. We had been driving since 4:00am. When I showed him the FEMA claim number I had downloaded from the Internet, he let us through.
We arrived at the house and it looked pretty much OK, but the front door was busted in and someone (police?) had written some spray paint on the front with a big "X" and "O" which later I learned meant that there were no bodies inside. Upon entering we found about 1-2" of black muck on the floor and all furniture and everything else strewn all over the place. Black mold was on everything and as we started searching for photos, artifacts, memorabilia from the family, etc. a neighbor came over to say that many people had perished in their houses and that not a single house was spared! He also informed us that the horrible stench we were smelling was toxic and that we had to leave.
Now if that wasn't bad enough, we had sold our 2,600 sq. foot house in Charlotte on July 25th and moved the contents (everything we owned and had accumulated over 42 years of marriage) to a mini-storage facility
about a mile away. We drove by and saw that it was totally destroyed. No words can explain the feeling of seeing everything you own and have accumulated over 42 years totally GONE. We now only have the clothes on our backs, the car and two dogs.
But with that being said, I still feel OK because I still have my lovely wife, Barbara, and our two little dogs. Material things, no matter how important, rare or memorable can be replaced or forgotten. The bad thing is that I later found that nothing was insured!!! Seems that when I moved from Charlotte, my homeowner's insurance was cancelled and with that the contents insurance. I had contacted the insurance company
about two weeks before the storm and was told that I could not obtain contents insurance since I neither owned a home or rented (remember I was staying with a relative.) Thus I contacted Mini-storage insurance company and applied for that insurance. Here's the bad part, they claim that they never received the request and my American Express was not charged for the insurance. Seems the mini-storage company had failed to mail in the insurance form....so I am totally wiped out.
We are contacting an attorney on Monday in hopes that we may have a case but the proof is lost with all the other important papers I had. So it will be my word against the mini-storage warehouse's word.
Then to top everything off, New Orleans is getting 99% of all the coverage and relief. I have contacted FEMA but they tell me it may be years before they can come to my aid and that since I had no house of my
own I may not have anything to claim. I realize I moved from Charlotte to Mississippi on my own request and that Wells Fargo gave me the opportunity. In the short time that I was there I had about 20 loans either originated or in the works. Now all of those will be lost because the houses will never qualify.
I'm going to get on the Internet and search Wells Fargo locations and see if I can find another place in the South that I could relocate to. It won't be hard because this time I will have nothing to move with me.
I still love my job and only wish I could continue to help the people that came to me for help. Unless FHA makes some changes on qualifications I will definitely have to go elsewhere and start all over.
Right now I am at my son's house in Charlotte and can be reached at: 704 542-3043 Or Cell, 228 363-4404.
Best regards to all and thanks for your concern....
Barbara and Ed Bohannon
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From: grant macdiarmid <tul4500@yahoo.com>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 14:40:11 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: SunHerald Report
Dan,
My husband Grant and I live at 601 E. Scenic Dr. Thank you for your updates on what is going on in the Pass. We tried to get to our home by way of Menge and Espy this past Monday morning but were told it was closed so that crews could work on clearing debris - completely understand and turned around and drove back to north of Baton Rouge. We had hoped to return this weekend showing our driver's license and insurance papers. If you have to have an insurance agent or Fema that could take weeks.
Would you please keep us informed as to the clean-up progress.
Thank you, Miriam Macdiarmid
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From: "sheri wilson" <swilso57@columbus.rr.com>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Thanks Dan for driving out to Holiday Drive near Walmart. Between the photos that were posted on coastal.er...website and your narrative we can tell their home is gone. We know my aunt, uncle, and cousin were in their home during Katrina. I wonder when and where (and if) they'll find their bodies and how they will identify them. So sad...many people tried to talk them into evacuating. My uncle wasn't capable of moving my bed-ridden aunt. Instead he stocked up on 2 weeks worth of oxygen, meds, food and water and said he'd ride it out. They lost their home to Camille on the same lot. My grandma is 85 and this was her younger sister. Your website has been more helpful than any other Katrina websites and we truly appreciate the info even though it's bad news.
Fondly,
Sheri swilso57@columbus.rr.com
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From: "=?iso-8859-1?Q?pierre.laigle@worldonline.fr?="
<pierre.laigle@worldonline.fr>
We in France are in search of VanMeerveld family who lived on 635 E Scenic Drive PC . We thank you awfully much to help us have news from them. First in displaying this message.
Many many thanks.
Pierre Laigle
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From: "Keith Burton" <Keith@mail.gulfcoastnews.com>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Dan, Thanks for sending me your information. I will be linking to your material if it is ok...I am concerned about the Mayor's departure. Do you know how I can reach him...Also, I have receive requests to track down two people in Pass Christian..One is Long Pham at 343 Church Street, and Cynthia Anderson at 204 McDonald Drive...Do you know the status of these streets and the homes on them, and perhaps those folks?
I left a message at your hotel to call me on my cell phone. My number is 228-297-1591
Keith Burton - GulfCoastNews.com
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From: "Ken Austin" <ken@mscoasthomes.com>
To: "'Dan Ellis'" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 16:09:56 -0500
Subject: RE: Katrina SunHerald Report
Thanks Dan
My house is destroyed. The physical walls are standing but it went totally underwater so all ceilings and walls inside collapsed. I stayed in Byrnewood for the storm but left on Thursday as we were running out of gas for the generators. I was back yesterday as well and went thru the house but was really unable to salvage anything. I am trying to buy an RV to stay in at other friends houses until I can rebuild the house and the business.
Thanks for keeping all in touch. If you happen to come across emails or phones for either Dayton or Chipper please pass them on. I want to get on top of our city's efforts as soon as possible.
Thanks
K
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From: "LESLIE BEATON" <alubu@msn.com>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 19:41:06 -0500
Dan:
My daughters have been wonderful about keeping up with all of the news. When they can get it.
Was able to get to the house last Friday a.m. early but not much we could do. Water line as you know is 6 ft in the house and mine was 19 ft up. House is still there but certainly uninhabitable.
Tried to get in again today (Thursday Sept 8) but all roads to Timber Ridge were blocked by Guard. They had no idea when we were able to get into the neighborhood. One told us perhaps Sat (Sept 10) but no-one knew for sure. It was a frustrating trip from Bghm.
If anyone lets you know or you find out when we will be able to get in (with proper id of course), let me know at this address.
Took many pictures but still in camera and will settle in Bghm for awhile.
Thanks for your site and information.
Dick Pecot
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From: Harriette2064@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Cc: Harriette2064@aol.com
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 16:33:09 EDT
Dear Dan:
For those of us who are still too far away to travel, the fury of Katrina cannot be fully realized. Likewise, we still face the uncertainty of what has happened to us.
Words are inadequate to express our deepest thanks for the opportunity to view some of what you have seen first-hand! Albeit your home was destroyed, you are generously affording others the opportunity to face reality.
Gary and I have tried to contact some neighbors but not all of them have computers to access their E-mail, also the telephone circuits are busy. Your web site truly is a blessing.
Kindly,
Harriette Charles
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From: "Keith Voigts" <kvoigts@leader.com>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 16:19:09 -0400
Subject: Pictures
Here is a good collection from Gene Ussery of Mississippi Power.
http://www.geneussery.com.
Keith L. Voigts
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From: Grthatcher@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 15:17:39 EDT
Subject: Re: Katrina SunHerald Report
Dan, is Alicia Ellis OK?
Please ask her to telephone her close friends, Virginia and Fred Wagner in Cashier, NC.
Thanks.
George Thatcher
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From: Felinity <wildfelinity@yahoo.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 09:27:54 -0700 (PDT)
Dear Dan, my heart goes out to you, & everyone who suffered losses in this devastating hurricane. i was
hopeful upon finding your site, detailing some of the issues following this, in Pass Christian.
I have a dear friend who works as a detective with a police department, though I dont know which police
department it is. He is Joseph Kepfer, of Pass Christian. I dont know his address, but I know he
lived right there in sight of the water.
He has a dog, and many guinea pigs he loves very much, and a home. I fear he may have lost it all in this
hurricane, but I pray feverishly that he & the animals he loves are safe at least.
I have a picture of him Ill include if it will help.
I've been trying to find a home address for him as I know that will help a great deal, but I have not been
successful in this yet.
Has anyone heard from Joseph?? So many missing...this is heartbreaking...
I am grateful that you & many have survived...Now, if I can only find Joseph...
Blessings...and much love, and much care going out to you all...
Kathleen Yakstis, Virginia Beach, VA
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From: "Amy Steiner" <asteiner@mhg.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 11:12:35 -0500
Subject: Re: Katrina Updates
Thank you.
We lived at 309 East Scenic (2 doors from Russell's) and stayed in the house during the storm. We ended going out the door at 0830 to stay in the trees while I house went down. We have been back one time and did find some of our stuff. We are mostly looking for our pictures which I had been told some of them were found on Davis. I certainly don't want anyone to bulldoze until we can go through the rubble and see if we can salvage some things. Our house was very special to us, we just got through renovating it a year ago and I was raised there. We plan to rebuild!
Amy S. Steiner, RN, CPNP, MSN
Director, Clinical Support Services
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From: Gayle Yount <gyount49@gmail.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 11:55:48 -0400
Subject: Looking for Son and family of freind in Scotland
I hope you can help, I have a friend in Scotland who has not heard from her Daughter SUSAN VARGAS, (LISA) DOB 03.20.1964 she had just taken a job as an apartment manager around the New Orleans.area
She also has not heard from her son and his family who lived in Pass Christian..Names are
RONALD FRANCIS HENTGES JR
PAULA HENTGES
RONAD FRANCIS HENTGES III dob 01/03/2000
mEGAN rENEE hENTGES DOB 10/09/2002
THEY LIVED AT 13477 MASTERSON ROAD, PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI
If you could please forward any information to me at gyount49@gmail.com or to the mother Alice Taylor at Fuzluzme2@aol.com
thank you
Gayle
Dayton, Oh
www.grandpa-j.com
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From: Gsvoigts@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 10:57:37 EDT
Subject: Re: Katrina SunHerald Report
Dan,
Thanks for in the info---I had heard what I thought were rumors, but sounds like it is true. What a shock! Keith and I were headed that way tomorrow (Friday) but I thought of calling the chief of police and he said for me to call back Monday afternoon and he would let me know if we could get into Timberidge. Have been calling our adjuster and leaving our no. and have not heard anything. Your message read that we could get in with an adjuster. Otherwise, what is the holdup? I feel so far away in Ohio and just want to get in to my home. Please keep in touch.
Thanks
Gwenn Voigts
I went to the Pass yesterday and had free access to any place in TR and PC. Just need to get pass one check point on Menge and one at TR entrance. Take photos if you can to send me. My digital camera screwed up. Quite Devastating, my place is gone among many others. Aerial photos can fool you.
It may not be worth a trip from Ohio at this time because nothing will change. Many power and telephone people are hard at work and likely you will be able to get through to some officials next week.
Dan
Dan, just spoke to Keith and he said thank you very much for all you are doing. We really appreciate it. We plan to go down within the next few days. Spoke to our iunsurance agent and am waiting for response from adjuster. Will take some pictures for sure when we get there.
Gwenn
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From: "Williams,Darlene - JHN" <dawilliams@bpa.gov>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 07:21:39 -0700
Subject: RE: Katrina
Good Morning Dan!
I certainly do appreciate your response. I will definitely help my friend continue to search for her family in Pass Christian.
And I will most certainly keep in touch with you.
Thanks a million! You are a blessing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Again I thank you Dan!!!!!!!!!!! I know she will appreciate having this information. I'm in hopes that you will hear from her soon.
Victoria Gleason is her name...
You are all in our prayers in Oregon and Washington!
Darlene
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From: pat2yea@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2005 09:00:46 -0400
Subject: Re: Timber Ridge Pass Christian
Thanks Dan. We plan on going down Saturday. Other owners have said that they were turned away but that was Monday and Tuesday. Sounds like road access is available but will Sheriff and/or FEMA allow us to go in? If you have any current information about the authorities restricting access times or days that would be very helpful.
I will bring my digital camera and take as many pictures as possible if we are allowed to roam the neighborhood. I will email you the pictures on Sunday morning if all goes well.
Are there any city instructions about marking your home for demolition? Our house was boarded but I still expect some water damage and mold. Do you think it wise to bring a contact sheet with our names, address, phone numbers and email to post on the outside of our house (in plastic cover) so that city officials can contact the owners if needed? If so, I will be glad to post a few for other people if I can get around the neighborhood. It would probably help out-of-state people to get first hand info from other people going down in the next few weeks. Cell phone access will have improved by then.
Thanks for your help.
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From: quinci00@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 00:26:25 EDT
Subject: Re: Katrina Updates
Hey Dan,
I leave for Mississippi next Wednesday. I went to Pascagoula today and met with our guys that have been in Harrison County for the last week. They are working with (Long Beach PD?), I think that's right. I asked about Pass Christian and they did not have good news. They said that it was in very bad shape. They also said that they did not expect that anyone would be allowed in any time soon because of the hazzardous condition. One of the guys said that they would probably "wire it off" this week. The air quality along with the debris is supposed to be unhealthy right now. I will try to find out more when I go over. I don't think I'll have computer access but the cell phone are working. If you call me Friday I may be able to tell you something by then. If you give me an address or directions, maybe there will be enough of the area left for me to find it. I don't think there are a lot of street signs left. I will try to remember to bring my digital camera and if I'm allowed to get in the area and locate your property I will get some pictures for you. I will keep you posted as best I can. If I have to I will call home and relay messages by phone for some one to send you through e-mail. If there are any other properties you would like me to check on I will see what I can do. I'm not exactly sure where I'll be working or what they will have me doing but I will give it my best shot.
I'll talk to you later and try to keep you posted as best I can.
Brad
I found a photo of PassChristian you may have already seen it. It shows Wal-mart and the area around it. It is at: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/katrina/quickphotos/passchristian/DSC_0924.htm
Brad
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From: "Jster" <jster025@worldnet.att.net>
To: "Dan Ellis \(Pass Christian Web Sites\)" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 16:52:04 -0400
Subject: Pass Christian Information
Found this article at a TV station web site. Tears flow as I type . . .
See very informative column on local experiences at STORIES <- Click
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From: lisa@magnum.net
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 16:34:26 -0400
Subject: Pass Christian
Thanks so much for the website. It is nice to know what is really happening in town even if it is bad news.
We are looking for info on the condition of Barkley Drive. My aunt and uncle live at #102 and are missing,.
We do not know if they left before the storm. Any info would be verymuch appreciated.
Lisa Eikhoff,
(770)835-2216(o)
(404)895-2216(c)
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From: Holly <box_3161@yahoo.ca>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 16:21:48 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Mark Means 138 Fernwood Dr. ?
Mark Means - whereabouts?
Does anyone know the status of 138 Fernwood Dr. Pass Christian? (The numeral may be off by a few numbers)
Mark from Long Beach (now safe w/ family in Jackson) is searching for his friend Mark Means, a psychologist at South Mississippi Regional Center in Long Beach who lives in Pass Christian on Fernwood.
Any info of that neighborhood or Mark Means whereabouts would be greatly appreciated.
God Bless everyone!
Thanks
Holly
Mark Has been found in S FLA with parents! Yay!
God Bless
--- Holly <box_3161@yahoo.ca> wrote:
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From: "Amy Steiner" <asteiner@mhg.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 14:58:20 -0500
Subject: Re: Katrina Updates
I am hearing rumors that they are going to bulldoze Pass Christian south of the tracks and that they won't let anyone back for a year and a half. I am sure that the people who are reading your E mail would like to get that information confirmed. Have you heard of this?
Note: This is an idea put forth during the Camille aftermath --- Legally, can't be done. Dan
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From: "Williams,Darlene - JHN" <dawilliams@bpa.gov>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 11:06:39 -0700
Subject: Katrina
Good Morning Sir!
I have a lady friend in Washington State that told me of the devastation in your town. Is there anyone that is keeping a missing persons list or website? Her Great Aunt and her daughter are missing. Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.
God Bless! Thanks Much!
Darlene Williams
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From: pat2yea@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 10:34:00 -0400
Subject: Timber Ridge Pass Christian
Hi Dan,
Thanks for the web site info. I have been searching the web for details on Timber Ridge but never thought I would get to someone on the inside. We have a house on Greenwood near the front of the subdivision. Arial photos show it standing but we are not sure about flood damage. We are trying to come down from Baton Rouge in the next day or two, probably taking Menge Rd to North Street.
We are hoping that the damage is minimal. If the house is liveable we would like to make it available for a local family to use while repairing or rebuilding.
If you have specific info on this area it would help us in deciding what to bring for the trip down.
Thanks
Patrick Tullier
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From: Marilyn1010@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 09:18:44 EDT
Subject: Re: Katrina
Dan,
How can I find out what happened to our manager of Royal Pines apts Charlotte Rhodes. She is a very industrious person, always tracts us down without a problem, and we have not heard one word from her.
Also, our manager at the Tivoli. Herb, you know our hotel and motel are destroyed, we believe the Grand Casino slammed into it.
Do you have any knowledge of the Royal Pines apts, the condition since the storm?
do you know how to e-m Brenda Blackwell??
We are in Baton Rouge, our phone #225.930.0600, room 109. cell #228.313.9989.
Good to get news from you!!!
I went to the Pass today and took quite a number of photos on my newly purchased digital camera with additional memory card, ONLY a few of the photos came out. I actually took a photo of your TR Condos which were in good shape and had quite a few cars parked in front. There is no telephone or cell phone capability in PC as yet.
Dan
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From: KLVoigts@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 22:13:50 EDT
Subject: Re: Katrina Updates
Dan, thanks for doing this.
Temporarily living in Columbus, OH with Gwenn and our dog.
Keith Voigts
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From: blondie3648@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 21:42:39 -0400
Subject: Re: Katrina Updates
Hey mr. ellis...i attatched some pictures of the pass that my sister, Leah, took. Some of them are before and after, which is why some buildings look perfect. Thanks for all the updates...Ruth Tucker

Beach and Yacht Club Peninsula
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From: "sheri wilson" <swilso57@columbus.rr.com>
To: <dan@passchristian.net>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 21:39:57 -0400
Subject: relatives
Hi Dan,
My family is quite concerned about my aunt, uncle, and cousin who did not evacuate their home at 123 Holiday in Pass Christian. Their property bordered the Wal-Mart. My aunt was bedridden and my 81 year old uncle was unable to move her. They had a 1-story home. We're fearing the worst, but would like to know anything we can about them or their home. I've never been to their home so I was not able to tell from your aerial photo of the Wal-Mart area where their home might be. Do you have any info at all?
Thanks
Sheri swilso57@columbs.rr.com

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Attention: anyone going to the Pass in the next few days, Please advize the local authorities about the two Donation Offers below!
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From: "Ondrea MVPD" <500ondrea@charter.net>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 16:33:11 -0400
Subject: Re: Pass Christian
Dan,
We all hope you are doing well under the circumstances. I got your e-mail's and we are working on getting in contact with someone at Harrison Co. Sheriffs Office. We have some turn out gear if the fire department needs it, food, baby supplies and other supplies necessary for everyday living. We just all feel that our help is needed and we want to make sure that you get it, and that Pass Christian gets it. This has touched so many lives, we have so much and others like yourself was left with nothing. We are going to do everything possible to get to Pass Christian. If you email anyone there, please let us know what is needed, and what the children need. Thank you for e-mailing us back so quick, and if there is anything that you need, do not hestitate to e-mail us back.
Ondrea Murphy
Maggie Valley Police Department
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From: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
To: 500ondrea@charter.net
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 14:47:23 -0500
Subject: Re: Pass Christian
Ondrea,
Thank you. At present I am one of the displaced Refugees, for the moment in Pensacola as the nearest place that I could find a hotel room to the Pass. I was there on past Wednesday to see first hand the devastation. Because the Pass is on a peninsula and the two-mile Bay bridge collapsed, there is only one road into the Pass since Hwy 90 is shattered in large chunks rendering it useless for traffic. No telephone service and No cell phone towers, No electricity in the town for computers -- my only source of communication has been with other evacuees who have lap top computers to email from. I usually only find out after someone has made a trip to the Pass. The traumatic situation causes even those emailers to not think properly.
The Fire Chief is also the Civil Defense coordinator. (His name slips me, since I just call him Chief) I also forget who is in charge of the Volunteer FD. John Dubuisson is the Police Chief.
However, I was able to get through to the newspaper in Gulfport and the best they can offer at this time is that the State Governor has set up a Relief Fund with the following contact line for donations which can be designated to certain areas. 1-866-230-8903, or 1-601-981-1247.
I am fairly sure that the telephone lines to Gulfport are operating where you could get a sheriff's escort into Pass Christian confirmed before your contemplated departure. Check by internet the Harrison County Sheriff's Department for a number. I will do so also for you and forward it to your email.
I will post whatever you wish to http://Katrina.PassChnstian.Net
Dan Ellis
P.S. Contact the following:
Harisson County Sheriff Dept ---- Phone: (228) 865-4001 ... George Payne, Sheriff.
The Pass Police lost most of their fleet of Patrol cars, therefore deputy sheriffs have taken control.
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From: "Ondrea MVPD" <500ondrea@charter.net>
To: <dan@passchristian.net>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 14:06:12 -0400
Mr. Ellis,
I am writing you for the Maggie Valley Police Department and Maggie Valley Volunteer Fire Department from Maggie Valley, North Carolina. We are wanting to bring two trailer loads of stuff to the Pass Christian Fire Department, and the people of the town. We would like to see if you could get in contact will anyone in the Fire Department or Police Department so we will know what is needed and when will be a good time. We are wanting to leave on Sunday the 11th, and basically need a contact person to get in contact with when we arrive. Please if you would be able to get in contact with anyone, we would greatly appreciate it. A little help is on the way, just need to know where to go and who to see. Ours thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. God Bless.
Ondrea Murphy
Maggie Valley Police Department
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From: Margarete Schaefer <mschaefer@lbb-law.com>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 09:41:39 -0700
Subject: Re: Does ANYONE Have a Survivors List - Please.
Thank you. If you hear of a Survivors List, would you be so kind as to let me know, if you are able. Also, please let me know where I may send assistance to Pass Christian residents, if you would please. Thank you.
This includes Monetary assistance to whatever organization that has made it's presence felt in Pass Christian. And Care packages with needed supplies for individuals, as needed. It's difficult to say, I'm not there and do not know what is most needed! Thank you. Our prayers are with you all.
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From: Gsvoigts@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 11:34:29 EDT
Subject: Re: Katrina Updates
Thanks you so much Dan for your efforts. Keith and I are in Ohio ( he is working ajob there right now) so thank goodness we have a place to stay for now. Will be coming back to meet with FEMA and insurance company. I know we are all in the same soup and we will pull it through. We love our area and will stay.
God bless--Keep in touch.
Gwenn Voigts
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From: LOUISLRP@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 11:22:11 EDT
Subject: Re: KATRINA WEB PAGE
Received your email. Will get back to you with materials and items regarding Pass Christian that can never be replaced. A lot of people have been going to your website regarding my experiences in Pass Christian.
Today I sent an email to Robin Roberts of ABC News asking for information about people in Pass Christian. I will get back in touch with you and thanks for remembering me. I do keep you in my thoughts and my prayers. I hope you and your family are safe. My two neices and nephews who lived in New Orleans near Lake Ponchetrain are scattered around the country with their families. I agree with people who say, "This was really hell on earth." You will agree with me that Pass Christian was our paradise. We both have memories that will last forever. At this time this is the most important thing.
As always your friend,
Louis R. Perkins
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From: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 08:47:17 -0500
Subject: Katrina Updates
I wish to thank Brenda Blackwell for all of her efforts in keeping posted her quests and responses. She is truly a Beacon for the Pass in providing current and ongoing facts as supplied to her from other sources. There are more and more folks seeking vital information.
Everyone is invited to send their queries and experiences, no matter how inconsequential, to be posted for others to read. We are all in the same soup. We are all grieving our losses.
This site will continue to be updated throughout the year during the aftermath and building processes at Timber Ridge and Pass Christian. If you have photos, please submit them by email. In the meantime, photos are always being updated to the WebSite below.
I will add a page on my experiences with FEMA and Insurance processing as they develop. From viewing the aerial photos, my house seems to be twisted and leaning off my pilings --- which means it is totalled.
Regardless, I will repair or rebuild.
http://Katrina.PassChristian.Net
As Editor for the TRPOA and PC Chamber Newsletters, I will try to assemble a more meaningful website when we enter a period of normalcy.
Dan Ellis
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From: JABBABBLK@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 03:37:33 EDT
Subject: Re: ENTRANCE TO TIMBER RIDGE
ONCE AGAIN, I HAVE VISITED THE GARDEN OF MISINFORMATION. I WAS PLANNING ON LEAVING BIRMINGHAM IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS IN ORDER TO GO INTO TIMBER RIDGE.
I HAD BEEN CONTACTED BY A MAN NAMED RANDY FROM FEMA WHO WAS TO MEET ME AT MY HOUSE AT 9 AM. TUESDAY. AT ABOUT NINE PM MONDAY NIGHT I HAD A CALL FROM RANDY WHO SAID OWNERS WERE ONLY TO BE ALLOWED IN FROM 7 AM UNTIL 8 AM AND THAT HE COULD NOT BE THERE IN TIME. HE SAID THAT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH ISSUES DUE TO DECAYING BODIES, ETC.
I DEBATED GOING AHEAD JUST TO HAVE A LOOK, BUT DECIDED THAT TEN HOURS DRIVING AND CARRYING GASOLINE, ETC. JUST TO BE ALLOWED IN FOR ONE HOUR WAS NOT WORTH IT. RANDY FROM FEMA SAID HE WOULD MEET WITH ME WHENEVER EVERYONE WAS ALLOWED BACK IN. WHEN ASKED IF I WOULD BE GIVEN THE USE OF A TRAILER IF NEEDED HE SAID HE DIDN'T KNOW.
TALKED WITH MARGIE LINDSEY AGAIN AND SHE CONFIRMED THAT THEY HAD BEEN ALLOWED IN SUNDAY AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED. FEMA AGENT OFFERED THEM THE USE OF A TRAILER, WHICH THEY DECLINED.
TALKED AGAIN TO BERNIE MIRAMAR WHO WAS TO MEET WITH FEMA TODAY BUT HAD APPOINTMENT CANCELED FOR THE SAME (SHERIFF'S EDICT) REASON. BERNIE WAS TOLD THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET IN BY THURSDAY. VERY FRUSTRATING! I FEEL AS THOUGH I'M ON AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER. JUST NEED TO KNOW WHAT. I AM PLANNING TO MAKE MORE PHONE CALLS TOMORROW TO SEE WHAT'S WHAT. WILL ADVISE.
Brenda Blackwell
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From: Thu Duong <dt2502@yahoo.com>
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 22:23:24 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Looking for Lien Nguyenr in Pass Christian
Hello Dan,
My sister Lien Nguyen and her family live at 150 W Second street.
Do you know the situation in that area and what shelter I can contact to looking for her? Thank you.
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From: W5NDM@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 23:59:45 EDT
Subject: Re: (no subject)
Hi, Dan:
Glad you made it out alive. Sorry about your house. I can't tell from the aerial photos whether or not I have anything to go back to. It looks like there is something there but I can't get enough detail to determine. Is it possible for me to get in there via Menge Ave., do you know?
All landline and cell phones are out, so I can't contact anyone at all.Let me know something.
Charlie Melson
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From: Harriette2064@aol.com
To: dan@passchristian.net
Cc: Harriette2064@aol.com
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 22:12:49 EDT
Dear Dan:
Brenda Blackwell gave me your E-mail. We live at 117 Basswood, next door to Bobby and Mary Jo Jones. Our home is green/gray cedar with beige front stairs and charcoal gray shutters upstairs. Formerly we had shutters downstairs below the porch but likely they are gone! We are prepared for the worst. Gary talked to Kelly Folse who told us the story about the ski doo in Jack and Joan's home on Sweet Bay! I heard about the condition of Sonny and Margie Lindsey's home, too!
We saw the interactive aerial video of Timber Ridge, but apparently it is not representative of the damage below. We know that the roof is off of the boathouse and the seacat is there (likely filled to the top with water). We've heard from a couple of the neighbors, but we are interested in knowing how the neighborhood fared as well as the condition of 117.
Unfortunately it will be a while before we can travel to MS, currently we are in The Woodlands, TX. Our business is on the Westbank of New Orleans and Gary will have to get things settled there. We will have to be patient until the roads are cleared before we can attempt the trip. Due to the mass destruction, there will be no place to stay after we check the house.
If you have photographs of the area, we would welcome the opportunity to see them. 'm hopeful that when I send this msg. your web page will be accessed. Thanks for your generosity to share the information!
Best regards,
Gary and Harriette Charles
PSSCharlesW@aol.com & Harriette2064@aol.com
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passtim05 YAHOO --------Postings copied from Yahoo Katrina-Pass Christian Bulletin Board
My house is in Timber Ridge on Fairway Drive. Didn't see entire neighborhood but of what I did, all homes were standing but those on the water (I looked at mine and checked on two neighbors) were completely gutted on the inside. As for non-waterfront, don't know.

I went to Pass Christian on Tuesday and Wednesday to check on neighbors. My house is on Fairway Drive and on Bayou Mallini (in the Timber Ridge neighborhood). My house and neighbors' houses on the water look fine from the front but are totally gutted on inside. High watermark in my house is 24 feet. The location you described is iffy. I didn't go down Poindexter, so honestly, I have no clue about the specific house. It's on the border where houses stood but are totalled on the inside... or Not far away all houses were tragically crushed. Despite lack of news/fear of getting in to town... if you have friends nearby with a full tank of gas, they can get in to town to check. Happy to provide roads which were passable even as early as Tuesday. Bottom line though -- I suspect the family you've inquired about got out in time. Re fire station.... the one on North Street is ok. Not sure about downtown. the Police Department on 2nd Street is 100% gone, though Pass police officers are out in force.
Don't recall a house matching the description... but don't let that worry you. Most houses on Bayview appeared destroyed (nothing left). On Cedar, approaching from North Street, not much better. I pray all these people left. Timber Ridge... all houses I saw from outside (100 plus) were standing. But water was very high. A family I spoke with rode out storm in attic where they said they were in 2 feet of water. Long way of saying in a very small area damage was between very bad to totally devastating. But it's almost street by street and seemed to depend not only distance from beach blvd. but also distance from bay/bayou. As of Wednesday, way to this area was: TAKE MENGE (EXIT 24) TO JUST PAST NORTH STREET (as of wednesday, north street was a no-go from Menge... maybe different now), RIGHT ON FRANCIS STREET, TO RIGHT ON LANG AVENUE TO LEFT ON NORTH. ONCE ON NORTH YOU'LL BE FINE TO CEDAR, BAYVIEW ETC. Devestation terrible and heartbreaking... but you can ABSOLUTELY GET IN.

posted to Yahoo by Tim passtim05
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Copied from Yahoo for HUMOR ---- Does this sound like SOUND OFF ?
Q: If the sailboat, "Still Waters" is seen, please let me know.
It was tied off on the back bay area of Pass Christian prior to Katrina's arrival.
A: Missing boats are the least of anyone's concern right now.
Please... let's focus on missing PEOPLE and families.

As posted on Yahoo Sept 4, 2005
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From: W5NDM@aol.com
Charlie and Melanie Melson
To all concerned:
Melanie and I, and all of our family are alive and well. We may be homeless, because we haven't been able to get back to see if anything is still there. At present we are in Houston, but hope to move to Mandeville soon. From what I have seen on TV, I think a lot of us may be homeless.
Anyway. I wanted to let you know about us. If you are able, let us know about you.
Charlie
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From: Marilyn1010@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 14:46:10 EDT
Subject: Re: Aerial Photos
We are in Baton Rouge, 225 930 0600 rm 109. call or text me. PLS
good to hear from you.
I cannot find arial view of our properties on the net. I have to use dial up and it is so slow. If you have anything to report please do.
Where are you??
We just have our last lost person, Adam, he called just now, he is at our house at 4111 St. Charles. on his way to Baton Rouge.
M. Kelly
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From: "Jster" <jster025@worldnet.att.net>
To: "Dan Ellis \(Pass Christian Web Sites\)" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 12:51:11 -0400
Subject: Pass Christian Photo
Dan,
Thank you for letting me know about your new web site for Pass Christian/Katrina and for posting my email at the new site.
By the way, you did a great job breaking out and identifying the NGS aerials. I tried to find two of the places where I have stayed, but could not be sure exactly where they were and whether they might have weathered the storm. Both being right on the beach, I expect not; but I absolutely refuse to give up hope until I know for sure.
Do you know anything about the Harbor Oaks Inn and Bethany Villere’s Les Mouettes (710 West Beach)?
Attached are the only Pass pictures besides the NGS aerials that I have been able to find on the internet (so far).
Janice Sterrett
Dan, Found this at the blog, EyeOnKatrina, through the SunHerald website. Saw the 2 sets of names from Pass Christian and am passing it on in case you might want to include it on your site.
Calls for assistance  
EOC volunteer Raymond Taber passed one of our reporters an urgent message this morning. People in the special needs shelter set up at Biloxi High School on Popps Ferry Road, just south of the Cedar Lake exit of I-10, have asked that we relay this message: They need help, please come get them. Here are their names and individual messages, transcribed from handwritten notes.
Richard Copeland who lived at 386 Howard Ave., Biloxi
Henry G. Ward from Gulf Coast Mission off DeBuys Road, Biloxi
Ellis Ray Jones who lived at 420 Howard Ave., Biloxi
David George Berlew would like to inform attorney Betsy Walker of his whereabouts at Biloxi High School. Please contact him ASAP.
Name illegible, a resident of 674 Beach Blvd., Biloxi
Carlos Garcia of 4912 98th St., (718) 760-3312
Gail and Wesley Austin of 10543 Shorecrest Road, Biloxi
Sara Kuehn and Stephen Haig
Cornelious Lavar Stewart of 121 DeBuys Road, Gulfport
Charlotte Marie Odom of 3427 Bienville Blvd., Ocean Springs
Bryan Sleeper of Biloxi
Rita Baldwin of Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen
Carol Newman of 183 Crawford St., Biloxi, looking or Julio Folgosi
Rev. Jeffrey Cayburn of Seashore Mission United Methodist Church, Biloxi
Leonard and Sherry Porter of Pass Christian
Sequoyah Moore and Anthony Moore of Pass Christian
David and Wilma Magee of Biloxi
David H. Carl of 567 Comfort Place, Biloxi, trying to contact his dad, Dewitt Carl, and sister, Barbie Carl. "I need to talk to them or see them about our damage. Only two slabs left but Heidi our dog is OK. P.S. Come get me!"
John L. Hall of 674 Beach Blvd., Biloxi
Leon and Agnes Tanner of 179 Holley St., Biloxi
Also, there are 15+ good photos of the PC area at the following blog:
http://dancingwithkatrina.blogspot.com/
He just got back from PC yesterday. The first 14 or 15 pics are at the start of the blog today, but there are other previous pictures from the Pass scattered throughout. Also some text describing the state of the area. Good blog and pictures that make our hearts even heavier.
Janice Sterrett
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From: "Francis Baudoux" <fbaudoux_ir@skynet.be>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 12:26:17 +0200
How do you manage after Katrina's passing ?
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From: "Jster" <jster025@worldnet.att.net>
To: <Dan@PassChristian.Net>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 17:40:47 -0400
Subject: Love & Hope
I hope this gets to you and that someday, you can share it with the citizens of Pass Christian.
My love and hope goes out to your wonderful community at this horrible time. Pass Christian is one of my absolute very favorite places to visit, and I have been glued to the TV trying desperately to catch information about how that beautiful place has faired. I was last down there the first week of this past June and just can not imagine it not being there. My mind has walked your streets as I remember them every night since Katrina hit. I know y’all will rebuild, but the loss of all the history—it just breaks my heart!
Know that there are many of us out there sending as much love, hope, and money as we can. There is just no way that I can express the sorrow that I feel . . .
Janice Sterrett
Kingston, TN
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From: "Treese" <treese49@comcast.net>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 08:44:59 -0400
Hi Dan,
It is very difficult for those of us who are so far away (Germantown, MD) and have an overwhelming need to help. My heart and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. There is so much pain and frustration right now which is very disturbing. We should all be coming together but it seems like the delay in sending help to everyone has separated us. I will continue to pray and want to thank you again for all of your efforts. Thanks so much for all of the web addresses. God bless!
Theresa
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From: JABBABBLK@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 17:50:49 EDT
Subject: Re: ENTRANCE TO TIMBER RIDGE
JUST HEARD FROM MARGIE LINDSEY. THEY GOT IN WITH A POLICE ESCORT WHO STAYED WITH THEM THE ENTIRE TIME, THEY WOULD NOT LET THEM GO TO SEE ABOUT ANY OTHER HOUSES, EVEN THE WITTS, JUST A BLOCK AWAY. THEIR HOUSE IS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. THE ROOF LOOKED OKAY FROM THE AERIELS, AND DID NOT HAVE MUCH DAMAGE, BUT IT DID NOT MATTER. MARGIE WAS UNDERSTANDABLY DISTRAUGHT. DID NOT GET ANY OTHER DETAILS. LET YOU KNOW WHEN I HEAR MORE.
B
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From: JABBABBLK@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 13:37:14 EDT
Subject: Re: ENTRANCE TO TIMBER RIDGE
SONNIE & MARGIE LINDSEY WERE AT THE TIMBER RIDGE ENTRANCE ABOUT 10 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING AND LEFT A MESSAGE ON MY CELL THAT THEY WERE WAITING FOR FEMA TO COME TO ESCORT THEM IN. WILL LET YOU KNOW IF I FIND OUT ANY THING MORE.
B.
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From: "stephen" <stephen.blair3@verizon.net>
To: <danellis3@juno.com>
Cc: <stephen.blair3@verison.net>
Date: Sun, 04 Sep 2005 12:29:52 -0700
Is there anything left there in pass christian areas we have a father there and can't get any knowledge if he is dead or alive he lived in hurricane circle #1 please answer thanks the blairs, fort wayne, Indiana
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From: <hdawley@bellsouth.net>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 17:06:24 -0400
Subject: Re: KATRINA WEB PAGE
Hello Dan,
I had already looked at the photos. Our home appears intact. My storage facility also appears intact but damaged.
My family and I are at our son Roberts in Springfield, Mo.
If you have any contact with city officials, tell them they can use my heavy equipment free of charge.
When can we go back to check it out?
Thanks,
Harold
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From: captroycs@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 11:50:56 -0400
Dan,
Thanks for the site-saw that our house still standing. We are in Florida and hope to get to the house tomorrow if we can get in. Roy
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From: GCWriters@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 09:22:30 EDT
Subject: Re: Aerial Photos
hi dan,
I'm in NC with my daughter. I was in my home when the hurricane struck, and it was awful. A tornado flew thu my back yard, pulling up an old pecan tree and slamming it into the pool and thru my bedroom. My son, a Pass Christian cop, got me and Dale and brought us to his house, which got less damage. My house is totaled. I don't know what I am going to do. I have my daughter-in-law, my grandbaby, and Dale's daughter with me here. I've got to get my Multiple Sclerosis drugs right away and I think the Red Cross can help me.
It sounds like you evacuated. I hope you are fine and have something left when you return. If you want to know anything specific about the Pass, I may be able to contact my son and ask him.
Keep in touch.
Victoria
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From: "Keith Burton" <Keith@mail.gulfcoastnews.com>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 01:54:22 -0400
Subject: Re: Aerial Photos
Thanks Dan. I am very happy to know you are ok...I have very limited internet right now. Barely servicable but I will incorporate the photos when I can upload them.
Keith Burton GCN
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From: "CARLA" <powern1@cox.net>
To: <dan@passchristian.net>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 20:46:08 -0700
Subject: My friend
All week the world has watched and tried to internalize what you all must be living through....
Our prayers and support are with you ...
Years ago I spent sometime in your beautiful City visiting a friend named Linda Wallace..Wallace is her first married name..She raised a wonderful son named Scott..
Last I heard she was in Real Estate..so I imagine well known in the Community...Can you reconnect her with me so I can find out a way to help your community..
Many thanks Carla
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From: Grthatcher@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 22:21:34 EDT
Subject: Re: Aerial Photos
Thanks for your concern. I am OK, but lost my home. I hope that you will fare well. George
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From: "Placide D. Nicaise" <pdnicaise@comcast.net>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 21:12:50 -0500
Subject: Re: KATRINA WEB PAGE
Thanks for the info, Dan. Glad to hear you made it and are back on the air. I guess your place took some damage.
pdn
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From: "LMGAB" <LMGAB@COMCAST.NET>
To: <dan@passchristian.net>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 21:27:06 -0400
Subject: Hope All Is Well .
Hello, Dan.
Just thinking of my Moms Family from Louisiana and Mississippi and wishing you all well at this bizzarre moment in time.
The good thing is that Time passes, and new and better things flow from it. Sure, getting there is hard, but if you keep your focus lifted and your spirit strong, time passes into a better future.
Warm Regards,
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From: Kevin <ncmedia@bellsouth.net>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 19:51:44 -0500
Subject: Re: KATRINA WEB PAGE
Dan
Mirror my site http://www.realnola.com and www.realnola.com/katrina
just give me the photo credit
also I have a mirror that is up and down at kpcworld.com/katrina/
realnola is up when I have my generator on
504-415-4775
504-833-3624
hundreds of pictures so far
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We ALL need a laugh! Maybe not this kind for some folks! Nevertheless, Just received this Porn Spam
Hi Danellis3, I'm Katrina, and I am 18 years old and my friends say that I don't take anything seriously! I always ask, "Why should I?" :-)
I love to laugh, smile and do crazy things. I find something funny in everything. I am taking new pics all the time, also videos very soon, and can't wait for you all to see all of me!
My folks leave real early for work, and I'm left home alone. I love to walk around the house completely naked, and go dressing up all the way to the kitchen, where breakfast's waiting!
Of course I get distracted along the way!
No wonder most of the time I'm so late for classes!
Love you bunches!
Katrina.
See Katrina pics and videos >> http://www.adult-ne
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From: Patrick McGuire <mrmcguire_2000@yahoo.com>
To: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 17:09:18 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: KATRINA SATELLITE PHOTOS
This web site has some current satellite photos of the areas affected by the storm. Just click on the squares and zoom in to view. I saved a few of these since my art program makes it easier to look around the photos. I suggest you do the same.
http://ngs.woc.noaa.gov/katrina/KATRINA0000.HTM
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From: designgjh@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Cc: VAHarris@aol.com
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 18:52:58 -0400
Hello from Birmingham. The entire Harris family evacuated and are safe in places like Foley, Memphis, and Dallas. I'm going to try to get back to the Pass tomorrow to survey the damage. Tell Al Hooks that all is not lost. I found his measuring wheel under the seat of my Tahoe today.
Virgil, Margaret and Gretchen
P. S. Art in the Pass is cancelled this year.
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From: "Shane!" <ssshane@mchsi.com>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 17:47:38 -0500
Subject: Re: Katrina WebPage
Dan, (And Al),
My heart breaks over the devastation to Pass Christian and the Gulf Coast. I hope that you both, your family and your friends, are all safe.
So good to hear from you Dan... I'll check out the website. Thanks for all you do.
Shane!
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From: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 17:21:56 -0500
Subject: Katrina WebPage
Hi, Finally got my computer up and running in the State of Florida at Pensacola.
As promised to some of the folks, I will try to keep whatever updates come my way. Please refer your friends to add their stories or photos by emailing a response to me at Dan@PassChristian.Net
Click on:
http://KATRINA.PassChristian.Net
Dan
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From: JABBABBLK@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 08:12:38 EDT
Subject: Re: Katrina
DAN, IT WAS SO GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU. THIS IS THE FIRST REAL NEWS ABOUT HOME THAT I HAVE HAD. I AM CHARTERING A PLANE TO FLY OVER THE PASS TODAY (FRIDAY). JUST HAVE TO SEE WITH MY OWN EYES. WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I CAN SEE. GOOD IDEA ABOUT THE WEB SITE. I KNEW THAT IF ANYBODY WOULD BE ON TOP OF THE SITUATION, IT WOULD BE YOU.
BEST REGARDS,
BRENDA
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JUST FOUND OUT THAT BUSH IS GOING TO LAND HIS PLANE IN GULFPORT TODAY, SO MY CHARTER IS CANCELLED. NOT SURE IF I WILL GO LATER OR NOT. MAY JUST WAIT FOR MORE NEWS. PROBABLY SHOULD BE IN A CONSERVATION MODE ANYWAY. PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH.
BEST REAGARDS,
BRENDA
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From: "Thomas P. Lansing, Sr." <tlansin1@nycap.rr.com>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 04:15:02 -0400
Subject: Re: Katrina
Mr Ellis,
It is good to know that you and I hope your entire family are is good health, and O.K.. I have seen some of the news footage of the area, mostly of New Orleans, Gulfport and Biloxi of course,but some of Waveland, and Bay St. Louis. But very little of the Pass. I wonder why? I know the Pass is an incorporated city, or at least it was back in the 1960's. Is the press afraid to show the american public, what it is like to see total destruction? It certainly makes me wonder. I did catch a glimpse of the yacht harbor in the Pass, and it looked almost like it did after Hurricane Betsey back in the 60's. Only this time, without the old canning factory, and the boats impaled on the pier pilings. In fact, it looked more like the aftermath of Hurricane Camille.
I am wondering whether the house that we, my mother and father had built is still standing? Although I serious doubt it. It was at 130 Cedar Avenue. A nice 2 story, centerhall colonial, which was replicated from a house that my family lived in, in Vestal, New York, which is near Binghamton. I know that during Hurricane Camille, there was 7 foot of water from the storm surge, and the eastern wall of the attached garage was knocked off its
slab. The house that was on the corner of Cedar Ave., and I forget the name of the street, was picked-up, and washed over the L & N railroad tracks, and into the first house on the inland side of the tracks.
What about Pass High, Trinity Episcopal Church and cemetary? The news footage I have seen, never get that far into the Pass!
It was such a heart breaker, to have learned that the original Trinity church was destroyed in Camille. It was such a quiet, peaceful place, where you really felt a closeness to God. The last time I was down there, it just
didn't look the same, after being replaced.
As far as friends, they have probably all long since left the area, except those who were natively born in the area, especially after Camille.
Now, everytime that I see the news footage of Gulfport and Biloxi, I get upset, yet, I can't turn it off! My prayers and thoughts are always for those who I have known, and hope that they sought shelter in someplace other
than their homes. Camille should have been the eye opener. But I guess that over time many who have weathered the storms between Camille and now, let their guard down.
Please! Keep me informed on what is going on in the Pass. I will check your new website on a regular basis.
Thank you for your response, and may God Bless you and your loved ones and forever keep them out of harms way
Tom
tlansin1@nycap.rr.com
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From: ALHOOKS@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 22:14:44 EDT
Subject: Re: katrina
tried to call when i got back from dinner, but u were resting (I HOPE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MUCHO VODKA)
thanx for the info on the house..wish u could of found out info on yours....have not decided what i am going to do or where i am going to go from here...may even be considering staying for a while...will definitely let u know...may get a place for a month until things calm down...will call u in the am again...the bozzzzzz read yur email and bud went crazy with glee...dan thank god u r ok all the rest will work its self out....today was frank's birthday and he and ed r in pncla and also have lost everything...i told him i wanted to get him something for his birthday but just didnt know what they might need....after he verbally abused me we laughed alot....thats my immediate plan to laugh alot
love from all of us
al
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From: Patrick McGuire <mrmcguire_2000@yahoo.com>
To: jgdecuer@uno.edu
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 10:29:36 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: New E-mail Address
In light of the fact that Waveland no longer exists, I am discontinuing my Cable Internet service with
Mediacom. So, my old E-mail address Patrick.McGuire@mchsi.com will no longer be valid. In
fact, I do not think I am getting all mail currently being sent to that E-mail address.
So, in the future, please send ALL E-mail to: MrMcGuire_2000@yahoo.com
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From: Kathleen <kpardue@chestertel.com>
To: Dan@PassChristian.Net
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 11:03:13 -0400
Would it be possible for you to post information about the hurricane damage in Pass Christian? It would be greatly appreciated by those who cannot reach friends and family there.
Thank you.
Kathleen Pardue
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From: Joy Schneider <joy@oharespring.com>
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 10:06:27 -0500
Subject: Contact?
Hi Dan,
Just trying this in case you're in a safe area. Worrying about you and the folks in Pass Christian. Praying for the safety of everyone and that help will be on the way for the needs of the people there. Wish I could do more, will make a donation to the Red Cross. God Bless and keep all of you safe.
Joy and Bill Schneider
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From: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
To: Pgraziani@fsepg.com,JABBABBLK@aol.com,tlansin1@nycap.rr.com
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 18:42:47 -0500
Subject: Katrina
Your concerns are real. I had evacuated to Diamondhead where the storm ravished that untouchable area with flooding and wind destruction. Had opportunity to get to the Pass yesterday (Wednesday) with some Navy men in their Jeep which made the means to maneuver around and over the refuge. I saw at least 100 homes along North Street from Menge to TR moved onto the streets. The Elementary School is GONE.
Now at Gulf Shores, AL, I am able to reply, but not with good news. Attempted to get into TimberRidge but Sheriffs refused me entry even by foot. They claimed that they were seeking out bodies and had shot at a number of looters. They stated no entry for at least a week. Interesting that the Isles and TR were the only locations martialed by sheriffs. And the National Guard began arriving to the Pass.
I was able to get to the Beach --- it is flattened --- this time almost ALL the mansions are gone. Russell's is gone. Union Quarters is gone. Al Hooks' new beachhouse is gone. Historical Society bldg. is gone. Hancock Bank is less than a shell. Palace in the Pass is gone along with the Gazebo.
I know nothing about individuals. Electricity may be a long way off, perhaps two months. Billy Bourdin seemed greatly despondent, but well. When telephone service is returned, his number is 452-2661.
I plan to make a return trip sometime by next Wednesday. However, I believe that it would be foolish for anyone to make the venture until some better report can be made.
I will keep in touch!
If you don't mind, I will post your emails to a new webpage I will develop in the next two days. www.Katrina.PassChristian.Net
Dan
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From: Dan Ellis <danellis3@juno.com>
To: ALHOOKS@aol.com
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 16:43:55 -0500
Subject: Re: katrina
Hey, Fat Boy, This Fat Boy made it through. I stayed the storm and its aftermath in Diamondhead. However, the highest point (105') between Corpus Christi and St Petersburg ain't safe. The house that I stayed at flooded up to 3 feet and one-third the roof came off. You should have seen me scoot up to the attic when the water started rising. Every home in D'head is damaged by water or wind or both.
I'm more than certain that I lost my Honda at Timber Ridge and my Ford flooded in D'Head. I'm not only homeless, but carless and clothless -- one jogging suit, but I have my boots and computer. Everything else is trashed at the Pass.
I spent 3 sleepless nights on a wet sofa and finally got a ride out of D'Head and am staying at Gulf Shores as the nearest hotel I could find. ( Aug 31 - Sep 2)
I had an opportunity to get to the Pass yesterday with some Navy guys in their 4-wheel drive Jeep. First tried to get to Timber Ridge but the Sheriff's under Martial Law prevented access. I then, of course, I had to check out your place, since we were able to get to the Beach. Sorry, Buddy, but your place is Flatter than Flat. Only the back piles remain standing. I know there is no consolation, but Heinzee's Union Quarters is also completely wiped out. St Paul it still up, but all the fabulous Mansions have only steps to nowhere. Attempted to take pictures but your Kodak's battery refused to cooperate
This was muchly worse than Camille. The surge was up to 30 feet and hit the same area as Camille but with greater impact.
I'm staying at the Marriott Courtyard at $115 a night until I can find something different. I had to get some wheels, so I bought a used Olds this morning, but there is very little gas in it and after waiting in line for an hour at a nearby gas pump, they closed down keeping me on Empty.
Looks like the first chance I get will be to find a Cell Phone, otherwise email is my only source for some time to come.
Don't know how long I will remain here, but Mexico sure sounds good as a get away.
I'm anxious to get the meetings set for our St Paddy's Parade down Scenic and our Jazz in the Pass at the Gone Gazebo. Ha!
I guess your folks' place in Mandeville may have problems. Slidell was blistered. It was their best fortune to buy a Camper afterall.
Later, Dan
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From: "Floyd Yarrington" <floyd@nightowl.net>
To: <Revue@PassChristian.net>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 13:32:44 -0500
Subject: Chamber of Commerce newsletter
I would like to receive your newsletter.
I live in the St Louis area but own property in Timber Ridge. My address:
Floyd Yarrington
4384 Woodridge Dr.
Hillsboro MO 63050
email:
folyd@nightowl.net
Thank you,
Floyd Yarrington
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From: JABBABBLK@aol.com
To: dan@passchristian.net
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 22:43:20 EDT
Subject: Brenda Blackwell
Dan,
This is Brenda and I am in Birmingham AL with my daughter, but desperate to know about PC. Do you have any information? I am worried about my neighbor Martha Heath. I am not sure she left before the storm! My telephone number here is 205-477-5758. My cell is 205-596-2557. Please call when you receive this message. Thanks! Good luck.
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From: "Paul Graziani" <Pgraziani@fsepg.com>
To: <dan@passchristian.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 18:47:45 -0500
Subject: timberidge
Do you have any information on the damage in Timberidge ? We are in Shreveport and cannot get any info on the status of our homes on Fairwway Drive and Palmwood?
Doris Buchert and Dot and Harold are in Gulfport above Hwy. 49 past Orange Grove and are ok at this point but no water, electricity and cannot get out. Please answer if you can as we are all very anxious for news on our friends and if we have homes to come back to. Thanks and God Bless all of you.
Clyde and Pat Bel
Holiday Inn Shreveport, 318-688-3000, Room 311, Cell Phone 504-460-4614
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From: ALHOOKS@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 07:52:31 EDT
Subject: katrina
hope u r safe
we r in hot springs arkansas
guess we r homeless from all that i am seeing and hearing
please email as soon as u can...am very worried bout u
al
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From: "Thomas P. Lansing, Sr." <tlansin1@nycap.rr.com>
To: "Dan Ellis" <danellis3@juno.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 13:59:27 -0400
Subject: falling on the Gulf Coast
Dear Mr. Ellis,
I thank you for your response to my earlier E-Mail.
I am hoping and praying for everyone on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, that everyone is well and is surviving this new threat to everyone involved. I mean Hurricane Katrina.
I know that ya'll are probably getting the living hell beat out of you at this time, as this newest storm has made landfall near by.
My family's prayers are to you, your families, neighbors, friends, and all the people of the Pass,
and surrounding families. May God protect you all, and keep his arms wrapped around you, and
keep everyone safe, and secure during this time of extreme distress, and dispare!
I will be trying to keep in touch with what is going on down there.
God be with you
Thomas P. Lansing, Sr.
tlansin1@nycap.rr.com
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From: REDBAREN2@aol.com
To: danellis3@juno.com
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 23:55:15 EDT
Subject: Citizen of Pass Christian
Mr. Ellis
I am praying you can help me. I have a friend who lives--or did live--in Pass Christian. I lost touch with her and lost her phone number in 2003 after I suffered a cerebral hemmorrage and massive stroke. Since I was not expected to live to leave the hospital my children and husband did not think to save the contact information I had for many of my old friends. Now I have been unable to contact my friend to let to let her know what happened and why she has not heard from me in the past two years.
I am hoping you can help me locate Jaqueline Hunter. The only information is I have is that she was a member of the VFW Lodge in Pass Christian. Her ex-husband, Carlos Hunter, was a present employee at the Post Office there and was a former employee of the Army Exchange in Hanau, West Germany. I do know that Jacque was working for one of the casino Hotels somewhere in the area. I do not have the area code for Pass Christian or phone directory with which to check the area. Thus, I am taking a long shot by sending my strange request for assistance to a perfect stranger.
Any information will be greatly appreciated. You have my email address with this letter. By phone I can be reached at 904-755-6464. I will wait anxiously for a response from you.
God Bless
Linda Peek
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