Charity starts in Nashville

Among my duties at NCR, I select stories and photos for pages 3 and 4 of our print edition. That's our News Briefs and People section. Our May 28 issue goes to press tomorrow, so I am looking for a photo on the Catholic News Service web site to go with a story headlined Parishes, schools in Nashville serve flood victims.

I do a quick scan of the CNS photos, and download a photo (See Left). Only after I have downloaded it do I read the cutline ("cutline" is journalism speak for "caption."): Members of the Cathedral of the Incarnation Parish transfer relief and medical supplies from a truck to an airplane in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 26. Deacon Jim Mckenzie was taking a group from Nashville to Haiti for a medical and relief mission to cathedral 's sister parish of St. John the Baptist in La Vallee, located outside the southern coastal city of Jacmel. A larger plane was expected to airlift another 20,000 pounds of supplies in the next few days. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register) (Jan . 27, 2010)

Oops. Right Nashville. Wrong disaster.

So I delete that photo and download the one I really wanted (See Left), which has this cutline: Helen Marie Cunningham and Cindy Crocker gather food May 10 at St. Henry Chapel for two families displaced by flooding in Nashville, Tenn. More than 15 inches of rain fell in some areas of middle Tennessee as May began, causing unprecedented flood damage in the area and killing at least 19 people. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register) (May 11, 2010)

This seems to be a classic example of a good turn being repaid. Nashville, I hope you're getting as good as you gave.

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