Thursday, November 17, 2005

Rest in Peace Now

This was Ethel Mayo Freeman

She was laid to rest yesterday.

From The Times Picayune........

Ethel Mayo Freeman, at age 91, took her last breath while stranded outside the city's Convention Center in the dreadful, desperate days that followed Hurricane Katrina. Anonymous and curled up in her wheelchair beneath a blanket, she became the haunting figure in photographs that circled the globe as evidence that the government's response to the disaster had a death toll.

The elderly woman's body, which contained a pacemaker and a feeding tube, gave out Sept. 1 as she and tens of thousands of others languished in the New Orleans heat with little or nothing in their hands.

To read on....

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