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By Matt Kibbe
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Diane Phillips
Memorials were planned across the Gulf Coast from New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward to Biloxi, Miss., to mourn the hundreds who died when Katrina hit on Aug. 29, 2005. For many, though, it also was a time to reflect on how far the region has come since then, everything that's been restored.
Finger sandwiches for Father's Day, spilled salsa on a white bridal shower dress, lobster served to a shellfish-intolerant crowd or undercooked meat making its way to the table are all recipes for disaster.
"You think of the whole entire parish and everything that we lost that day and everything that we've brought back since then," said Ms. Phillips, 51, of Hopedale.
"I didn't think of one person when we did the wreath," she said. "You think of the whole entire parish and everything that we lost that day and everything that we've brought back since then."