Old FEMA trailer Mr. Meyer lived in from 2005 to Dec. 2008
Mr. Meyer moved in his house a few weeks before Christmas 2008. It is really a beautiful home. Well built and built higher this time - off the ground. Although it still is NOT high enough if a levee breaks. None of the houses in New Orleans are really high enough if a levee breaks. Gene, his children and I went to house to decorate it for Christmas for him. Mr. Meyer is very frugal and he would never have "re-purchased" Christmas decorations at his age of 89. So I went out and brought some lights, Poinsetta's and small artificial Christmas tree. It really looked nice. He was the only one on his block on 22nd Street in Lakeview this year that had Christmas tree lights on his house. Of course Mr. Meyer fussed up a storm but we continued to decorate. All of his grandchildren were there and we had a lovely time. I love Mr. Meyer so much. He is still in GREAT health. I hope I live as long as he does but ONLY if I can be as strong as him mentally and physically.
Above are some of the pictures of the house when it snowed on Dec 11, 2008
We all had a wonderful time at Papaw + Jacob's birthday party at my house.
Mr. Meyer is now 89 years young. Unbelievable! This man doesn't look a day over 75; nor acts like it.
Post-Katrina New Orleans and the birthday:
It was a nice warm day in November in New Orleans for his birthday. The city is slowing returning to pre-Katrina days. It is starting to feel like it used to be; but looks differently - especially Lakeview. So it was nice to have his birthday this year with no threats of Katrina hanging over us and him. His house is almost 100% complete and he should be moving in soon and his FEMA trailer moved. The whole family is really excited.
FYI: The Burkes - the red head is Jackie Burke - Mr. Meyer's sister. Judy and Bubba Burke is Aunt Jackie's two step children - but step has never applied here. They all live together and love another geniunely.