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Going Home

Evelyn Palfrey

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Thalia Allen has lost her mind. At least thats what her granddaughter thinks. And what her friends think. Sometimes, she thinks so , too. How could she have invited a homeless man to move into her house?During her thirty year career, sometimes onlyMoreThalia Allen has lost her mind. At least thats what her granddaughter thinks. And what her friends think. Sometimes, she thinks so , too. How could she have invited a homeless man to move into her house?During her thirty year career, sometimes only her spdream of retirement and traveling the world kept her sane. That dream was dashed only months into her retirement what she assumed custody of teenaged, and wild, Mishay. Two years later, they have settled into a routine of constant school and church activities.Hurricane Katrina blew into New Orleans. Then the levees broke, flooding the city. As its disbelieving residents suffered unspeakable horror, the rest of the nation watched the governments impotent response. Thousands of Americans gave aid and comfort in ways big and small. More than 4,000 evacuees found shelter in Austin Convention Center. At her pastors urging, Thalia volunteers at the shelter, dragging a reluctant Mishay along.Joe Lambert just wants to go home. Living in a shelter and wearing other peoples clothes has rubbed him raw. A proud man who works for what he wants, joe refuses to accept handouts and pity. When Thalia offers him work he jumps on it. But when he she invites him to move into her home, even Joe wonders if she has lost her mind.