Saturday, January 21, 2012


Old friends and travel, annual trips for 15 years, through thick and thin, marriages, births, loss, love, heartbreak, endless laughter.  I love each of your dear hearts, thank you for an amazing time and memories galore.
 My dear sister rocking the top knot

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.


  1. I've been away too long but enjoyed catching up! Sorry you've had trials and sorrows recently but wishing you and your family a joy filled 2012!

  2. Sounds like a fabulous trip. Sorry to hear about your grandma. Hugs.

  3. glad to see you are back "on" :)
    and glad to see you at 423... awesome, isn't it?

  4. That's my son, Cameron, on the washboard for the Royal Street Gum Scrapers. He's a California kid living the dream in NOLA. He would be thrilled to know that the group has a new fan! Alan Forbess in Ojai, CA

  5. My only regret after my trip to New Orleans was that I did not buy a Gum Scrapers CD!


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