Seems I just can’t get away from Missouri – not that I want to, of course. Soon after arriving at the Pearlington Recovery Center in Mississippi, we chatted with some high school students who were alsospending their spring break doing recovery work … and then learned they were from Missouri! Turns out there were about a hundred of them– 73 students, the rest faculty – from the four public high schools in the Rockwood School District: Lafayette in Ballwin; Eureka in Eureka; Marquette in Chesterfield, and Rockwood Summit in Fenton.(These towns are on the eastern side of the state, near St. Louis.)The next day, my family and I found ourselves working in the samehome as one of the Missouri crews. Here’s a picture of three of the girls getting ready to tile a room. Yes, they did it all: Cut the tiles with a wet saw, cemented them to the floor, placed the spacers,and returned the following day to do the grouting. And it looked great when they were done. Meanwhile, their classmates were busy sheetrocking a bedroom ceiling. Wow.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Pat's Experience on the Gulf Coast Last Week
From left: Kayla Adams, 16, of Marquette High School, and ElizabethAngelo and Karen Bossaller, both 18, of Lafayette High School, workat tiling Linda and Joe’s laundry room in Pearlington, Mississippi.