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My friend, David Trentadue, grew up in and has family in New Orleans

You could see the anxiety in his face when he and his wife visited with us last Saturday.  David Trentadue's family all had lived just over the line from the city of New Orleans in Metairie until Hurricane Katrina chased them out.

There was his mom and dad, siblings, cousins and aunts and uncles and others.  They were spread out over the south in motels and with relatives.  Meanwhile, David did not know the status of the home where he grew up.

His family is close and not being connected even electronically was a challenge for him to deal with.  The University of New Orleans graduate writes about it in his new blog, The NOLA Connection.