The Gutter

I have been anticipating this scene because of our serious lack of manpower in the city. I doubted our ability to maintain the high standard with which the clean team normally cleans up this mountain of trash. It didn’t happen last night. The night before I spoke to a woman with a rake who said they are still hired by the city but that a lot of people had not shown up for work. There are some trucks up the street, they are getting to it. A few of us are out here taking pictures because it’s such a rare sight. True veterans, we are not above picking stuff out of the gutter. I got a dabloon from Endymion as I was not at the parade, they are a very pretty blue.

4 Comments so far

  1. Daneeta Loretta Saft (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 3:26 pm

    As part of the NOLA diaspora, it pains me to see the Rite Aid in the background more than the litter on the street (“don’t let the city that care forgot become the city that forgot to care”). I’m so envious that ya’ll are there and I’m stuck in London where it’s near freezing and there are no king cakes. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

  2. samuel (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 8:15 pm

    Going back to an earlier post Laureen – any word on the when/where of Rex Run? Thanks.

  3. Laurie (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 6:09 pm

    I am so lost!!!

    I discovered a third puppy today, but after crawling under the

    trailer twice with a flaslight the nest she built in

    the floo’ is so deep I can’t see a thing!


  4. roux (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2006 @ 12:58 pm

    Rite Aid sucks. K&B was the best.

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