Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Anne's post from Randy's Rangers in Pass Christina

From Anne Dlugosz:
Pass Christian, Mississippi: This trip has been quite amusing so far. It may be due to the fact that we are Randy’s last group and have the run of the campsite, it could be just Randy himself, or it might be that all of us together is, well, a handful. I can’t think of any better of a way to appreciate the fragility of life than to ride in the trailer bed with Randy driving the truck. Anyway, we’ve been working outside, and the weather is great (tomorrow it will probably storm since I said that).

We’ve just started the addition to Kimball’s Seafood Restaurant, which was apparently a landmark business in Pass Christian. By helping this family business rebuild, we’re hoping it will make this town look just a little more like it used to. We can’t fix every place all at once, but we can restore things bit by bit.

We’re also building a shed for a family that lost almost everything in the storm. Today we got the floor and walls down, and we were rewarded with chocolate cake and smiles. According to one of the kids in the family, as soon as the shed is built, their daddy is going to let them camp out in it. I’m going to make an assumption here and guess that that’s motivation for all of us. This has been a promising start, and I’m fairly confident the rest of the week will be just as fun and heartening.

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