Rose Bird

Grand Isle, Louisiana

“I would have to say just walking along the island at night with my friends after work or after school. Being able to work there was a lot of fun as well. I loved working on the island and being with the community and the tourists.”
“I would definitely say the population. So many people and families who have lived their whole lives on the island, and many friends and family members of mine, decided that they couldn’t handle the loss anymore. It really put a dent into the community and everyone that anyone knew on the island.”
“I definitely think that it’s being repaired and that it will come back stronger than ever. I don’t think that the island will have the same family presence it once had. I think it will be more of a tourist spot now, but I think that those stronger families that did stay on the island will continue to leave remnants of that family place everybody once knew.”