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wes & anne: Guestbook

norman mintz

May 25, 2012

What a joy to see what you have accomplished! Bravo to you and all who helped. I trust the closing went well.

Camille Agricola Bowman

November 2, 2011

Wow! What fun to catch up with you thru your blog. No wonder I lost touch with were well-occupied doing great work down in NOLa. Beautiful project!

Amanda McLane

December 8, 2010

It was so great to see the almost-finished product in April and to help paint some hinges. What a great endeavor!


April 14, 2010

what great photos! Sorry we missed the excitement. Next time?

Andy Lutz

August 10, 2009

Hi folks, A neat website and glorious job. Somehow I think that your parents are smiling down on you and very proud of your great efforts!! Congrats, Andy and Holly

Gail Hannah

June 19, 2009

Anne and Wes - It's wonderful! What fun to look at all of these. Contrary to your warning, the place doesn't look like it's listing to me. (Or perhaps it's your crafty photography. If so, keep it up for the real estate folks.)

It was nice to spend time with you in Cold Spring this week. Other people's stories are always the best.




May 28, 2009

Wow. The place looks great! Good luck finishing the punch list!


May 19, 2009

Love the "Snakebite Blue" and the shutters... everything looks GREAT! Looking forward to seeing more photos.


May 7, 2009

Wow! You got a lot done in April. It's amazing to run through the pics from the beginning and see how far you've come. This is a story that needs to be told! XOX Beth

Dan Rosales

April 27, 2009

Hey gang-Dan here (one of the Occidental students that lent support for a few weeks last winter). Thought I'd drop by the page to see how Dauphine is shaping up. Things look great! I'm sad I wasn't able to stay on longer now that I am seeing all the progress that's been made. At the rate it is going it should be inhabitable in no time! Anyway, my semester is coming to an end and I'm writing my reflection paper on my time spent in New Orleans, so the Dauphine crew is certainly prominent in my thoughts. I wish you all the best of luck and I can't thank you enough for the wonderful memories-and the snowcone. Perhaps in some other lifetime our paths will cross again. If not, it's been real and I keep you in my thoughts.

Ally Loretz

April 19, 2009

Thanks so much, Wes, for letting us help w/ your shotgun house! I miss you and Prince already!

Greg Miller

April 1, 2009

Hats off to Wes and Anne !
Two people that did.
Much touched and inspired by your example.

kent barwick

March 25, 2009

bravo. It makes me feel good just to savor the pictures. You guys must feel terrific.


March 7, 2009

Wow! Great work you guys! Your project is an inspiration.
Love and all good wishes,

Kieran Mahan

February 21, 2009

Hey Head!,
Congratulations on the project! Looks great. I like the guy with the Red Sox shirt. Your project is outstanding. Best to you and Anne.

David Harris, Jr.

February 11, 2009

Why am I just hearing about this now?!? What a fantastic project and truly inspirational. It's great perusing the photos and seeing you guys in action. Awesome.

Adele Chatfield-Taylor

February 10, 2009

A great story. True historic preservation! The pictuers are wonderful.

Rebecca Loya

January 26, 2009

I never thought I'd say this again, but I could really go for a fried shrimp po-boy right now! The progress is awesome!

marilyn kaplan

January 25, 2009

What a treat to find out about this project! you guys are the best. Was down in NOLA last February w/Albany High Habitaters, and just this week wishing we were planning for a trip next month. Oh well, next year. Was quite an extraordinary experience for me, for the kids, and I suspect the two of you. You both have great smiles on, despite the mold!

Be safe, be well,

Sarah Barton

January 21, 2009

Hi Wes! Its Sarah Barton from Occidental College. I just wanted to write you since we never had the chance to say bye before we left- I know our entire crew was really disappointed we didnt get to come to Dauphine for our last two days. Anyways we loved working with all of you and wish you the best of luck with the house! It was so great meeting you all and please keep us in touch! - Sarah

Mary Ann Mahan

January 18, 2009

Wes Sr.enjoyed looking at the new photos as did I. He says "everything looks like it is going well and eventually it will be a nice property. I wish them well." Also Jack and Evie enjoyed looking at the website. We've had more snow today!

Evie and Jack Mahan

January 18, 2009

We've been following you play by play - a miracle in itself. Congrats on your project - it deserves a book.

Elizabeth Hawkey

January 18, 2009

Wow!! You have made real progress! Love the pics and the site. Can someone interview you both and get it on you can post it online?
Good luck!

Sheila Slutsker

January 16, 2009

The new pictures are awesome but make me question how you know what to do! I'll keep my fingers crossed that all continues to go well. After all, Mary will be there on Tuesday, and things MUST go well!

Mary Courtemanche

January 16, 2009

Just read the update and looked at the new photos. Wow, you guys are really making progress! I hope there is still something to do when I get down there on Tuesday. Thank you for providing Peter with an amazing experience. Lots of love being sent your way.

Margot Timbel

January 13, 2009

Fascinating discussion about Make It Right and sustainability. The geologist says: higher is better. The pessimistic geologist would have more to say about sustainability in the face of mother nature's will.
Carter is en route to NYC and NYU. He said he felt like he was going overseas. We plan to visit late March.
Happy New Year.

Sheila Slutsker

January 7, 2009

Hi Anne and Wes!
First of all, Happy New Year to you both, and secondly, what an incredible project! Good luck! I wish I were able to get down there to help, but you're in my thoughts! Can't wait to see the finished product!
Warmest wishes and good luck to you both,

Roberta Lane

January 5, 2009

Such great work - I love seeing the pictures! Very best wishes for great progress in the new year.

Mary Ann Mahan

January 4, 2009

At last my laptop connected with the goddess of wireless and I was able to show Wes your website. He says it looks like a big job and is looking forward to your return.. Nice work!
Mary Ann

Peter Siegrist

December 31, 2008

Heard from Randy Crawford that you've taken this on. And I thought my house needed work! Please be careful, and best wishes for the new year.

Kathleen Masterson

December 30, 2008

Talk about praising the mutilated world! What a creative way to give. You are the best.


December 30, 2008

What, not pictures of you two in your mold remediation get ups?

Brad Edmondson

December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas, you two. What a great way to spend the holiday - I wish we could join you, but life is closing in on all sides and it doesn't look good for a visit. I will inhale dust vicariously through your web site, though. Keep posting!

Antonio Poglianich

December 22, 2008

Thanks for inviting me to help. The three days spent in NOLA were simply amazing! It was a wonderful experinece i'll never forget. I can't wait to see the end result.

Martin DeWitt

December 4, 2008

Hello Anne, Wes and friends,

Incredible! Thank you for this good work...

Martin DeWitt
Asheville, NC

Tom Herman

November 19, 2008

Wes and Anne,
Very impressive - the committment to the idea, the investment, the effort and the website too. Makes it easier to explain to people why I'm going to New Orleans. Look forward to helping out this weekend.

Regina Cohen

November 3, 2008

Anne and Wes Wow!! This web page is great. Looks like a lot of work. I know you and Wes will get the job done and have fun doing it. Can't wait. G-d Bless you both you both are truly inspirational. Love Regina.

Valecia Crisafulli

November 2, 2008

Anne, thanks so much for letting me share details about 5516 Dauphine at the Forum Luncheon. I love the web site -- and this is truly a remarkable project. We'll keep promoting this -- good for you and Wes! -- and Joe! This is not only inspiring -- it also looks like fun!

David cohen

October 24, 2008

great project
What courage you have!

Laurie Barnes

October 18, 2008

Like many others who have written notes, I'm inspired. NOLA is lucky to have you interested in their revival and survival. I'm not good at this type of work...but I will send energy and positive vibes through the universe...and likely some dough to feed the workers and buy some paint...only good colors though...nothing boring!

Nancy Cohn and Freddy Brightman

October 16, 2008

You already know we think this is a wonderful project and we will do our best to come down in January to swing hammers.

Jane Loya Ryan

October 15, 2008

Your altruistic outreach and compassion to help someone in need and be part of rebuilding NOLA sets an example and a reminder for all of us! Thank you, Anne, Wes, Joe and all who are part of this great new beginning for some family out there! God bless you always.

ps I think the house needs a musical theme :-)

Also, I am close by and can help if you need me on weekends.

JoAnn Borden

October 13, 2008

Thank you both for making such a positive difference in the world! I loved hearing all about the project the other night and now I can see it as well. Good luck and God bless.

Ryan Loya

October 11, 2008

this looks like fun

Janet Mchee

October 8, 2008

What an incredible undertaking! Somehow, it's not surprising to find two survivors of 9/11 making a difference in the lives of a devastated sister city. You two are such an inspiration.

Susan Borozan

October 6, 2008

Excited from the get-go and can't wait to help!

Nicholas T. Lasoff

October 2, 2008

Awsome and awe inspiring!

Barbara Lasoff

October 2, 2008

It's so wonderful to see your project come to together. Thank you for setting up this website.

Tina Bain

October 2, 2008

You are inspired and inspiring! This is a great thing you are doing!

Beth Humstone

September 30, 2008

You did it!!!! Yay, Anne and Wes