What can YOU say in six sentences?
When we were told to evacuate our town because of the predicted floodwaters, I asked Miss Shelda, who must have lived here forever, if she remembered any other floods in the area.
"It's funny how I don't remember when they opened the spillway in '73, but I do remember the flood of '27. I was just a li'l thing then, but I remember sitting on the roof of Miss Melancon's house where Mama worked. We were just looking out at that muddy water waiting for the boat, and that's when I saw Jesus in the water. It was just a li'l picture that floated by--from some church or maybe somebody's house-- and I turned to my mama and said 'Look Mama, Jesus came for us,' but when she turned to look, a little whirly pool had took it away, and it looked like a scrap of paper floating on the water."
She smiled, squeezed my hand, and left the church where we had been sitting, Our Lady of Blessed Waters.