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Jasmine House | by Mike the B
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Jasmine House

So all of the trip isn't good news! In Central City, a part of New Orleans, there is an old gentleman who lives in poverty with his cats. Its a familiar story. He is one old guy in a neighborhood that has changed radically in his lifetime. The neighborhood now has a high crime rate. It was hit hard and seriously affected by Katrina. The kind of area that when you drive by people look at you with an eye toward "Whatcha doin here!'. Even with all that life gives us a blessing. His house is completely covered in Jasmine and is a radiant piece of beauty in the middle of poverty. If you look carefully you can count the cats. I am sure there is more to the story but this is enough for now. New Orleans is in transition but some of it has settled back to where it was. Good or Bad this is a city we should all watch and help because .. .there we all are. And you know.... for a little while he has the best house in New Orleans!

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Taken on March 30, 2009