I’m glad I was running deliveries today and riding down Beach Blvd rather than watching the market. So I’ll start with this picture I took with my Blackberry.
With no clouds in the sky and coolish temperatures it was a great time to flip back the moon roof, slide down the back glass and enjoy the ride between stops.
On the other hand…….
If I had to think of one word to describe the following uploaded image – it would be UGLY. Continue reading “A Picture is Worth 1000 Words….”
As the passing of Leo Seal dominates the news today I was reminded of a recent comment left by my friend Steve in reference to Uncle Leo and the old fashioned way Hancock Bank did business in the process generating customer goodwill that will endure for a long time:
….they did more than what is in the article. Uncle Leo got them to goto the emergency operations center and hand out money to people. Nobody had ID’s or any way to prove who they were. The ENTIRE town was flooded. Just sign your name and any info you have and here is your money. NOBODY turned down for ANY reason. You see Uncle Leo gets it. They came with money in the trunks of their cars. Big money. But no security guards or guns etc. They knew us and trusted us. They made us feel like human beings.
Such was indeed the measure of the man and his bank. Uncle Leo’s generosity did not escape the editorial board at the Sun Herald either as today’s editorial makes clear:
Generations of Mississippians benefited from the life of Leo W. Seal Jr.
Generations of Mississippians yet unborn will benefit from his legacy. Continue reading ““A Benevolent Banker Whose Reputation Towers Above this Current Period of Greed and Bankruptcy and Bailouts””
We’re way past due for an around the GO Zone post, my version of “stick and move” blogging that combines several different news stories in one post. It has been a few months since the last news tour of the area. Without further adieu here is the news that caprtured my interest.
First stop is Bay St Louis and ground breaking on the reconstruction of Beach Road. This truly has been a long time coming as JR Welsh reports for the Sun Herald:
Along this road for generations, people have fallen in love, walked their dogs, swum, fished and enjoyed beach bonfires. Most of that – except the memories – disappeared August 29, 2005, when Hurricane Katrina ripped away the roadway until there was little left.
Construction on a new federally funded Beach Boulevard, to cost nearly $6 million, actually began last week. But the celebration was held Tuesday, with officials from the city, county, state and private sector gleefully tossing sand into a pile with shovels. Continue reading “Around the GO Zone in 60 Seconds Rebuilding Edition: The Show Will Go On”