Nancy Russ

Nancy Russ

It was the Russ’ house that Claude and his wife Cookie had sought shelter in, only to have it come apart during the storm. Nancy and her husband Charles had abandoned the house and left for higher ground the day before Katrina hit. The Russ’’ lost most everything that was in their home as well. She spoke on camera in her interview of the ceramic knick-knacks that her students had given her during her 35 years of teaching in the Mississippi public schools. It was her greatest loss, she said.