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Read heartbreaking 'Hurricane Journal' by Louisiana 17--year-old who can really write
The Tattoo Teen Newspaper ^ | Sept. 12, 2005 | Samantha Perez

Posted on 09/12/2005 2:38:02 PM PDT by readthetattoo

To get a glimpse into the personal side of what Hurricane Katrina has done, read this talented teen's journal of everything that's happened to her since she learned a storm was headed towards her hometown outside of New Orleans. It's amazing in its honesty and detail.


TOPICS: Education; Government; Local News; Miscellaneous; Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: hurricane; journalism; katrina; louisiana; stbernardparish; teenager

1 posted on 09/12/2005 2:38:14 PM PDT by readthetattoo
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To: readthetattoo
I hope Samantha Perez is reading this. Writer to writer, this young woman can really write. She's already there. And she'll only get better.

Her last entry is about their evacuation. Where did she and her family wind up? Does she still have access to a computer so she can continue her excellent reporting?

I'd like to hear how things go. Please ping me.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "Another Ignorant Actor Spouts Off"

2 posted on 09/12/2005 2:51:33 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (The difference between a Louisiana Democrat and a crawfish is the crawfish tastes good.)
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To: readthetattoo

Samantha's in school, but isn't happy there. She's still writing and there will be more posted -- soon, we hope!


3 posted on 09/12/2005 3:11:00 PM PDT by readthetattoo
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To: Congressman Billybob

Better start a ping list. This girl has another new fan.

BSW


4 posted on 09/12/2005 3:51:48 PM PDT by bluesagewoman
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To: readthetattoo

I read the PDF version and also enjoyed the story of the young man from New Orleans whose father brought the family to the hotel where he worked as a pastry chef.

I'd like to see more installments of both diaries -- they were excellent and made you feel like you were right in the room with the authors!


5 posted on 09/12/2005 4:25:48 PM PDT by buickmackane (reporting from Pineville, Rapides Parish, LA)
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To: readthetattoo
Oh Lord, I can't stop crying. If I ever meet this young lady, you can bet I am going to buy her a pink dress and make sure she feels like the queen of the world.

Samantha, you keep writing. It will be your gift to the world and maybe even your own salvation.

God Bless you, honey.

6 posted on 09/13/2005 10:02:30 AM PDT by Desert_Girl (A scar is what happens when the world is made flesh)
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To: readthetattoo
Wonderful. Bookmarked so I can finish reading her diary, I hope she finishes it.

Provencial, we drive through there going to Shreveport. A speed trap. We always drive under the limit there.

7 posted on 09/13/2005 8:29:32 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: pbrown

The latest entry is now posted.


8 posted on 09/19/2005 7:44:22 PM PDT by readthetattoo
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To: readthetattoo

Truly excellent writing. For a teenager or anybody else.

I expect great things from this writer.


9 posted on 09/19/2005 8:37:04 PM PDT by CobaltBlue (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: CobaltBlue

For anybody who would like to help this girl out, please check out www.readthetattoo.blogspot.com.
She's in dire need of a new computer and even the donation of a couple of dollars would help her a lot!


10 posted on 09/23/2005 8:02:03 PM PDT by readthetattoo
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To: readthetattoo

Done. Thanks for mentioning it.


11 posted on 09/24/2005 7:24:51 AM PDT by CobaltBlue (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: readthetattoo
I don't have much but this young lady really touched my heart. Her writing is certainly worth the price of a book. I got her Paypal address from the Editor of The Tattoo < www.readthetattoo.com > to send her something for her writings. She doesn't need to be working in Fast Food. The Editor said they almost have enough to get her the new laptop. Russ Braaten russ@russbiz.net
12 posted on 09/24/2005 6:24:29 PM PDT by Trollkepr
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To: Trollkepr

For those who are reading this journal, there are several new entries today.
They are still looking for several hundred more dollars for a new laptop for the writer, Samantha, so if you or someone you know can help, please do it! Thanks!


13 posted on 09/26/2005 3:00:52 AM PDT by readthetattoo
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To: readthetattoo

There's a new journal entry today, about a trip back to her family's ruined house. Check it out.


14 posted on 10/03/2005 11:02:52 AM PDT by readthetattoo
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To: Prov3456

ping for later


15 posted on 10/03/2005 12:06:46 PM PDT by Prov3456
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To: readthetattoo; marmar; Old Sarge; Conspiracy Guy; MeekOneGOP; Fedora; Slings and Arrows; ...

Good read.


16 posted on 10/03/2005 12:23:23 PM PDT by bad company ( Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: bad company

Bookmark for later.


17 posted on 10/03/2005 1:13:06 PM PDT by Watery Tart (Today's DNC talking point: "CRONYISM" ....Last fax: "CULTURE of CORRUPTION".... Repead Often!)
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To: Watery Tart

There are new entries posted on Samantha Perez's Hurricane Journal at www.ReadTheTattoo.com.


18 posted on 11/11/2005 8:37:07 AM PST by readthetattoo
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To: readthetattoo

Catch a new entry on Samantha Perez's hurricane journal page at www.readthetattoo.com.


19 posted on 11/30/2005 7:53:53 AM PST by readthetattoo
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To: Watery Tart

This seemed like a good day to remind anyone here about Samantha Perez's Katrina Journal. She's kept it up for a year now and it's still a stirring piece of writing -- not very political, but moving.


20 posted on 08/29/2006 6:38:26 AM PDT by readthetattoo
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To: readthetattoo

Very moving.
Best wishes to Samantha.


21 posted on 08/29/2006 6:44:49 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: nw_arizona_granny; DAVEY CROCKETT; Calpernia

Pinging to a story about a brave, talented young woman.

Bring tissues.


22 posted on 08/29/2006 6:46:19 AM PDT by Velveeta
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