Carole Alker Sadler
2205 Woodmere Blvd
Harvey, LA 70058
Occupation: Retired Government
On 10/22/06 Carole wrote:
Just thought that I would write an update after Katrina and let you know I'm
still alive and kicking. Ha Ha.
My house was not damaged very much particularly considering the thousands of
homeless here still. My roof had to be replaced and french doors blown into
the house and things like that. Thank goodness no flood water in my home. My
children came through the hurricane unscathed, so I am once more blessed.
Several of my friends in Metairie had 6 feet of water in their homes for
months and some of them came back to find that their homes were "no longer
there" at all. So I am very fortunate.
Since my husband passed away in 2001 I have been learning things I never
knew before, like you have to put the garbage "out" and gasoline "in" the
car to go anywhere, and whoops! turn the water off in the bathroom if
anything keeps running too long. Ha Ha! I live alone now (for the first time
in my life) with my little ShithZu "Samy".
I'm so glad that I was fortunate enough to have had the privilege of growing
up in Gulfport with such wonderful friends all my life there! This created a
firm foundation for me which has really helped me to survive these ups,
downs and as for Katrina, tragedies of life.
I retired from government service as a legal technician at the U.S.
Attorney's Office in New Orleans in 2003, and was getting more quality time
with my 10 year old granddaughter "Grace" until Katrina. My daughter,
Christine, graduated from Loyola University here in New Orleans and got a BA
in Microbiology. She has now taken a job with Home Land Security as an
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer carrying guns and wears bullet
proof vest and 35 Lbs. of other equipment. She stands 5'2", weighs 105 Lbs.
Well, just glad she FINALLY went to work even if it is in another direction
that what I expected. Ha Ha again! My other daughter lives in New York and
is a Real Estate Agent. So very proud of both of them.
I can't wait for the next reunion to see all of your dear faces again.
Please keep in touch with me, each and everyone of you are dear to me. My
e-mail address if anyone wants to contact me is firstname.lastname@example.org and my
home telephone is (504) 341-9990, home address is 2205 Woodmere Blvd.,
Harvey, La. 70058.
I am looking forward to seeing you all again soon!
October 2003 Carole wrote:
I just came back from the 50's through 1962 class reunion get-together on October 4,
2003, and was so thrilled to see all that came. I have been working for the federal
government for the last 20 years and will retire the end of this month from the U.S.
Attorney's Office. Really looking forward to some leisure time again. I am now a widow for
the last 2 years so my friends have become even more dear to me now and would love to hear
from you anytime. I have two daughters and two grand daughters. I have been living in
Louisiana for the last 15 years and enjoying all that goes with the fun of being in the
City that Care Forgot.