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Watching our Mama crying

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They had moved to Ruston before Hurricane Camille struck, but they did not fully escape its aftermath. For weeks, for months, for years, their friends and associates who were still there and survived Camille would come to our home in Ruston.

Mama and Daddy would sit in the living room with them and they would tell stories of what had happened to the many townspeople our parents knew. Our father would maintain a rather stoic demeanor, but our mother would listen and wipe away the tears.

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