Published August 31, 2008
Late in the afternoon the day Hurricane Audrey hit the Bunkie/Evergreen area, my two brother in laws, Bill Albritton and John Francois, and I went to my home in Evergreen to repair the roof on our home. We left Bunkie in a hard rain and with the wind blowing and gusting. On the way to Evergreen, I did not see one utility pole on the side Hwy. 29 which was still standing - each had been broken at different heights, but all the tops were on the ground.
When we got to my home, my mother was frightened and distraught over the activities surrounding the hurricane. The corner of the roof in the direction of my grandmother's home had been peeled back about half way the lower sheets of tin and rain was pouring into the back bedroom. I don't know how Bill and John completed the job without falling from the roof, but they straightened out the sheets of tin while on the roof, and nailed them back in place.
My mother continued to thank them for weeks on end about their courageous job of repairing the roof during such adverse and dangerous conditions.