On my stopover in New Orleans on the way to my Grandma's funeral in MS I was able to see my dear cousin Daisye who radiated joy as she prepares to welcome her first child in May. New Orleans is such an amazing, unique town, full of surprises and slap yo' self good cookin'. The grilled oysters at the Acme House and steamy jambalya were the bees knees. And I found a new favorite band,
The Royal Street Gum Scrapers, complete with a banjo and washboard player.
Imagine my delight when I popped in their cd upon my return home and discovered a song about Polly Ann.
It's a shame it's such a far ways to this little French, artsy, gem of a town. Meanwhile, I'll be embracing the "Laissez les bon temps roulez" mantra that the town so keenly embraces.