- Published: October 7, 2007
- Written by Bryan Krantz
"Just wait... time passes. The storms of life have calmed a bit. The landscape may have been drastically changed but the survivors are here and ready to get on with it. After three years of being lashed by one storm after the next we are now looking forward to the rebuilding." - August 15, 2005
...and then the big one hit. In the time right after Katrina I posted several short emails to this list to let everyone know what was happening in the aftermath of the storm. As weeks past into months our family recovery began to take every ounce of energy we could muster. Many tragedies were borne by Katrina. In our lives there has been loss, repair, recovery and revelation since the end of August of 2005. The losses are memories etched in our minds with emotion and finality. The rebuilding and recovery process will take many years. The revelation is God does have a plan. We were confident after the Fair Grounds fire in 1993 of our ability to return to racing and have a great future. The sale of our interest of the business in 2004 came with bitterness but with the benefit of hindsight as we survey the market for racing/slots in New Orleans in 2007 the situation is bleak for Fair Grounds. Now almost three years since the sale of the track and two years since Katrina life is finally beginning to come back into focus.