What Struck Me About “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”

https://youtu.be/VWGqGHMO294 Have you ever watched a movie dozens of times without really seeing it? For me, the mention of "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" usually elicits a laugh because, for the most part, the movie is a comedy. Anyone who's seen it will remember the scene in which Neal steps out of the motel room shower … Continue reading What Struck Me About “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”

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Nostalgia: Old Spanish Fort Amusement Park, New Orleans

Before Pontchartrain Beach opened in 1928, there was this glorious place, which was considered the "Coney Island of the South". I love how people dressed back then. I think you'll find the content of the signs displayed very endearing and amusing: "Notice! - Avoid all use of Coarse and Vulgar Language. It is not the … Continue reading Nostalgia: Old Spanish Fort Amusement Park, New Orleans

Record Your Life: A New Journal Idea!

If you anything like me, you will: want every journal in existence, even if you have no idea of what to write in them all; be overly ecstatic when you find a really good idea for journaling; want to share your great idea with other journalers so they can do it too! I want to … Continue reading Record Your Life: A New Journal Idea!

Why Recording Our Family History Is Important

Before a couple of days ago, I didn't know what my paternal grandfather looked like. Funny how a post {by a 2nd cousin}, in my Facebook feed, sparked a stream of thought that would eventually lead to a renewed interest in my family history...and this blog post. In my cousin's Facebook post, she reflected that … Continue reading Why Recording Our Family History Is Important

The University of Life

very year around this time, I watch a new batch of high school graduates being cruelly pushed out into the "real world", thinking, "Shit's about to get real for y'all." The beginning of the rude awakening that is adulthood. Face it, adulthood is mega hyped, isn't it? As naive little kids, we're fooled into thinking … Continue reading The University of Life

Rocky & Carlo’s: You’ll Wanna Get Da Dinnah, Dawlin!

When Chris returned to Louisiana last March, it was only natural that he wanted to go to the places he frequented in his younger days. One restaurant, in particular, held fond memories for him ~ Rocky & Carlo's, due to their varied menu and the people who worked there. The thing about New Orleans is, … Continue reading Rocky & Carlo’s: You’ll Wanna Get Da Dinnah, Dawlin!

What the Fleur-de-Lis Means To Us

Because Chris and I spent many years away from home, we really appreciate what it means to be back. Although we had the privilege of growing up in such a great, tight-knit community, we both left the city thinking that living elsewhere would be an improvement. We were both in our early 20's when we … Continue reading What the Fleur-de-Lis Means To Us

Rediscovering New Orleans…One Memory At a Time 

It's funny how, despite time and distance, two people can lead eerily similar lives. As Chris and I became reacquainted {after 35 years of not being in contact}, we discovered many parallels in experiences and life events. In 1989, we both left New Orleans in search of different things. We both saw the opportunity to … Continue reading Rediscovering New Orleans…One Memory At a Time 

Vignettes of Love: Then {1980} & Now {2016}

There are no set rules when it comes to love. There's no set amount of time in which love is "supposed" to take hold. We don't have to be a certain age to build a foundation for something lasting, nor do we need to be ready for a lasting relationship. Regardless of the time that's … Continue reading Vignettes of Love: Then {1980} & Now {2016}