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An Update: Katrina (Kat) Ann Delchamps (Hammer)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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Katrina (Kat) Hammer reflects on the memories of Hurricane Katrina two years ago, and what has been going on with her.

Weds., August 29, 2007 (two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking the Gulf Coast Region of the United States)~

Dear Journal~

Kat Hammer here. Have been crying for the past few days; anniversary of Hurricane Katrina being observed, still very difficult at best for me to deal with.

Frank watches the news on CNN, but as for me, I don't want anything to do with it, particularly now with the anniversary of that damfool hurricane being observed. I still cry everytime I think of what Katrina put me through. I guess this is one reason why I'm so glad I live in Alaska now--don't have to worry about things like hurricanes here; the only storms we get here are magnetic; the worst thing they can do is mess up your phone, your radio signals, and your Internet! LOL

I think back to what Katrina did, that I am very lucky to have survived under such hellish conditions, but I think God had a hand in my survival; there is no other way I can explain it. However, I am still plagued with nightmares two years later; just about every night I wake up with poetry running through my mind, and I have to get it down before it is lost forever. I also wake up screaming, and I am surprised Frank hasn't divorced me by now for all the screaming I've done! LOL

I tried to call Louisiana Sandusky, but no answer. I will have to e-mail her, see what is going on with her. My spirit tells me bad things have been happening to her; Lord, I hope she/Bill/the children aren't sick! I wonder if her phone's been disconnected--I will have to try to get in touch with her via the computer--

I am due by Christmas; I'm pregnant, having a little boy. He will probably be named after Frank (Frank Arthur Hammer, Jr.), but I also loke the names Clint Walker and Adonis Carmichael. Such strong, manly-sounding names! Frank is one happy man; he is walking around, chest poofed out like a peacock.

I hear Louisiana Sandusky is carrying twins; she is due around Christmas, too. She's having twin boys. I think that is wonderful; however, I think the state of Tennessee is going to start investigating her for adopting so many children (most with special needs!). There's gotta' be a limit to insanity, and I personally think Louie's gone off the deep end; she has to be insane to have all those children! Sixty children, soon to be 62: eGADS!! I still don't know how she does it without getting checked out somehow by CPS or the state of Tennessee!

Tried to write to Audrey Jackson-Callaway, but her letter came back. I know her daughter Susie has had an emotional breakdown, and is currently in a "catatonic-like state", not responding to anything--or anyone. She is currently in the hospital, in the ICU, fighting for her very life; it doesn't look good right now---

Well, gotta' go, gotta' pee. (TMI, Kat, TMI!! LOL) Take care, y'all!

~Love, Katrina ("Kat") Anne Delchamps (Hammer), Hurricane Katrina survivor. :(

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/1/2007
Another excellent write Karen!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/30/2007
Squeeze the last buck from a tragedy is the day's agenda.
Thanks for not letting it go away.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 8/29/2007
This is another amazing write, thank you for sharing
God Bless
Reviewed by d. k 8/29/2007
I agree with Karen in that "it is not a pleasant memory to dwell on," when it comes to the disaster Hurricane Katrina did two yrs. ago. I sometimes wonder why these things have to be played over and over again on TV when people in society are still fragile or are trying to put their lives back together. Yes, it was a terrible natural disaster, let the people move on with their lives. Now, that's my personal opinion. Kat certainly need not go through it all again emotionally! Great write!

Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/29/2007
I can understand why Kat Hammer wouldn't want to watch a retake of Katrina on television. It's not a pleasant memory to dwell on. Good story, Karen.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/29/2007

Fear, and a strength to carry on in Kat's words...well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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