Sunday, September 18, 2005

Sixteen Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

There have been a lot stories to come out of New Orleans over the last three weeks, most sad beyond words. One, however, that does have a happy ending is the tale of the "Abstract 16."

They were the residents of a group home known as Abstract House. The group consisted of recovering drug addicts, schizphrenics, and otherwise mentally ill. All were unable to function properly in society. During the confusion of the early days of the flood, 16 of them were left behind and forced to fend for themselves. Not only did they do so successfully, they managed to make their way--unsupervised--all the way to Houston.

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