My friend, Barb, took me to Chalmette yesterday to see visit see her 'pre-Katrina' home. Not only had I not gone to see this extremely devasted area after Katrina, I'd never been there at all. It seemed to be about 1/3rd inhabited and in various stages of neglect and/or rebuild. The most surprising (although it shouldn't have been), is that a good number of folks are taking their Road Home money and, instead of rebuilding their homes, just leaving them in delapidated condition, and moving to another area . It was an interesting day.
Although I already have a container full of crystals and certainly didn't need these, $10. was just too good a price to pass them up.
I've kept half for myself and the rest I've listed in my shop.