I am truly sorry that the discussion from TTOL continued over here. we try to keep goebeach free of that, but since you posted the same thing here I had to respond.
My anger at you is, first of all, that you went off on me on TTOL for no reason and told me not to minimize Luis. you told me IN CAPS that you were there, i was not.
Even Caorl told you to cut me a break.
I was there afterward and you were not. it was my island home that was destroyed, not yours. it was my friends and family who lost their house and everything they owned.
so no one can tell me they were there and I was not, and that it makes a difference.
I took offense at that. I do not take Luis lightly and no one better accuse me of that.
you also told me that I was maintaining the party line as what was fed to me by a relative.
I took offense at that too. you don't know my relative. you don't know how he worked for months, day and night, to try to bring this island back to some sense of normalcy.
there were no party lines espoused by anyone. . this island pulled together as one to heal ourselves.
I lived though months and months of hell and I do not appreciate anyone telling me that I minimized it.
You also were posting gross inaccuracies. I do not take that lightly either.
I don't like to have arguments with people on line but I will not allows statements that are not accurate to stand.
the stuff you were talking about..the smell of burning bodies..etc..pulling up 5 bodies per hour....simply is not true.
I am extremely sensitive about the issue of Luis and I challenge anyone to question my experiences. it was simply hell for all of us.
Thanks for what you did do for the island . I do not question that.