Monday, September 15, 2008

Ike Disturbes Clarence Gatemouth Brown's Rest

A SqueezeMyLemon reader Johncn left the following comment;

It appears that a DIFFERENT bluesman by the name of Brown - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - had Hurricane Ike wash his grave and casket away over the weekend. Exactly three years after his death following Hurricane Katrina. Bizarre.
He also provided a link to the AP article that documents the incident; Even dead seemed to try to flee Ike's wrath. The article begins with;
ORANGE, Texas (AP) -- Hurricane Katrina chased bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown from his adopted home in New Orleans to his hometown here on the Texas Gulf Coast, where he died in exile. Now, another hurricane has disturbed his rest.
And while this is bizarre, it is a common occurrence down in Louisiana. There are many stories of graves being washed up and people's bodies being washed back to their home town.

A couple of friends, who are originally from Houston, and I were just talking about this on the weekend. My friends' brother and father got a lot of damage to their property from Ike.

May God bless Gatmouth's soul and allow him a final resting place. And may God help all those who suffer during these big storms.

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