Photo du Jour: Unhappy Lake Terrace Neighbors Speak Through Spray Paint
As a supplement to Tim's "What Does Your Yard Sign Say" post, I offer the above TBNO Photo du Jour taken about two weeks ago. This spray-painted sign sits in the overgrown lawn in front of an uncleaned once-inundated home at the Y-intersection of Leon C. Simon and Robert E. Lee Boulevards in Lake Terrace/Gentilly near the University of New Orleans--and the infamous London Avenue Breach. The last two words, not able to be clearly read because of the high grass reads "Inconsiderate Owner." I haven't made it back by the property since to see if the message on the sign provided any motivation for the owners or relatives of the owners to clean the site. These are the sort of frustrations that abound throughout previously-flooded portions of New Orleans. If these owners have chosen to move on and settle elsewhere--they've "had enough," then fine. But they (or their kin) should respect their former neighbors who have made the opposite decision to return and resume their lives in New Orleans and in their old neighborhood. I don't know the particular situation, but the fact this sign was created by a neighbor who likely knows the owner gives me the impression this owner is just being thoughtless and would rather just walk away from the mess instead of having to deal with it. Anyone know the details?
TAGS: Katrina, New Orleans, NOLA, Gentilly, Lake Terrace, Flood, Sign