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From: "Stanley Jobe" <>
Subject: Re: [JOB] Hurricane Rita
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 07:39:57 -0500
Val - I remember Audrey. I lived in Orange then and I was also supprised to
wake up in a storm.
One of these days, the next time I come to visit my wife's brother, I will
call and see if you want to drink a cup of coffee and talk. Our backgrounds
are very time and place related.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Val Jobe" <>
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 11:33 PM
Subject: [JOB] Hurricane Rita
> Here we go again!!
> No sooner had my family from New Orleans started to dry out from Katrina
> until along comes Rita. If you are watching the news tonight you see that
> the eye is headed directly over Port Arthur Texas. Of course this just
> happens to be the area where My wife and lived the first 37 tears of our
> married life and our children grew up there.
> Actually we lived in Groves Texas which Joins Port Arthur. In fact what is
> known as Twin City Highway divides the two, One half of Twin City is in
> Arthur, the other in Groves. Our daughter Barbara and her family continue
> live there and she and her son Ben, own their homes within a mile of the
> Lake Sabine being spoken of so frequently in the news. She and Ronnie, her
> husband, have two other children and two grandchildren who live there
> They have all evacuated to different parts of the state and for this we
> eternally grateful. Although they had to give up on reaching our place,
> turned back a few miles below Lufkin and are staying with relatives of
> girlfriend. Hopefully they will be able to get to our place after the
> passes in the next day or two. We are 177 mile from Sabine Pass which will
> be first landfall if it continues it's present course. We are expecting 70
> mile winds here and rain rain rain!
> I can vividly recall June 27, 1957 when Hurricane Audrey the hurricane
> killed over 400 people in Cameron Parish La, came through.. Lake Sabine
> separates Port Arthur, Jefferson Co. TX. and Cameron Parish LA.
> My family and I rode that one out in a little church building in Groves.
> did not have the tracking facilities then that we do now and she came in
> least 3 days earlier and twice as powerful as had been predicted. We went
> bed thinking we would be told to go or stay the next day. but by 2 Am we
> gale force winds and around 1 PM she passed directly over us as a category
> I dread to see what will come tomorrow, but am thankful for the tracking
> abilities of this day and time. Due to that, and the by Grace of God, few
> lives will be lost and properties can be rebuilt. We should all pray to
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