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Old September 3rd, 2005, 09:49 AM
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Like many communities, Birmingham, Alabama has become " home " for many of the victims of Katrina. While watching the local news last night they aired a story about a family from New Orleans staying at a local motel. Next door to the motel was a gasoline convenience store. The store was allowing the father and son to wash cars on their lot. The father said he did not want a " hand out ", he wanted work. As word spread of this courageous and proud family, cars came from all over lined up to have their cars washed. In lieu of paying for the car wash many people were buying a night's rent at the motel. A small story but I was struck with the dignity of these people and no doubt their plight and story rang a bell with the community with the outpouring of people driving from all over for a car wash. This small story made me feel somewhat better after a week of non stop dispair.
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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:19 AM
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It is encouraging.

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Old September 3rd, 2005, 10:26 AM
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That is a wonderful story..and I am sure as this thing rings on, there will be many more. Thanks Tide for sharing that bit of uplifting for some of us who needed it too.
BTW:..How is the gas supply in your area?

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Great story. I am afraid what we see on the news a lot of times, are the worse of the worse, not good caring people who want to do the right thing.

Thanks for sharing

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Old September 3rd, 2005, 11:26 AM
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BJ:
It is OK... There are spot shortages here and there but we are told if you just fill up normally and not go fill up every day and take gas cans and fill them up we will be fine.
Good luck to the Hogs this season.
Roll Tide Roll !

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Old September 3rd, 2005, 01:14 PM
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Thanks Ben..we will be thru there next Sunday.

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Hey Tide, where at in B'ham are they?? I haven't heard that. I live just outside of the city and would like to go by there. Any idea???

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Old September 3rd, 2005, 06:49 PM
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I believe the news said off Lake Shore in the Wildwood area and I believe they were at a Citgo station...
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