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5 Things I Will Never Forget about Hurricane Katrina

No, I was not living in the New Orleans area when Hurricane Katrina hit on August 29, 2005. I had not moved back to Louisiana yet. But its effect on me will always be strong because South Louisiana is my birth and my berth. This weekend marks the 10th Anniversary of “the storm”. That’s what we locals (that’s me again now) refer to it as. There are a myriad of commemorative and reflection events and ceremonies taking place in New Orleans and in the affected surrounding areas, including my town of Slidell, this weekend. President Obama visited N.O. on Thursday, former President George W. Bush was there today, and former President Bill Clinton will be in N.O. on Saturday.


5 Things I Will Never Forget About Hurricane Katrina by Being A Wordsmith

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Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party #25

Hey y’all! I am gearing up for my 3rd Annual September Sapphire Even Day Blog Challenge. I recently announced the writing theme prompts. You can see them and all the details here. I can’t wait to see all of your posts.

Now let’s get ready to party…






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For any newcomers to Traffic Jam Weekend, this bi-weekly linky party is all about linking up your old posts so you can get some new comments and traffic. To my frequent TJW visitors, thanks for always linking up.


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Turn It Up Tuesday Linky Party #101 and Ongoing Giveaway!

Hello Being A Wordsmith Readers!

Last week was an amazing 100th week for Turn It Up Tuesday. Thank you everyone for celebrating with us and embracing the new look and the new giveaway (WHICH IS STILL GOING ON)! 

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

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