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H1, H2, & Big Boy Life on the (L)edge

Begun in the aftermath of Katrina, this blog was a way to keep family and friends updated as the family struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy. Now, more than four years later, the memories are still strong, the family is, to some extent, scattered. However, life did go on, and this is our story.

February 17, 2008


Congratulations to H1/DIL1 who are well on their way to becoming first-time home owners! We wish you good luck in your house hunting. A house warming will be a great opportunity for a family get-together in Houston! Remember the old saying, "It takes a little living to make a house a home, but it takes a family gathering to make a house a heap." Well, maybe that wasn't exactly how it goes, but it's still germaine.

H2's friend Carl, and Carl's GF Valerie, both have birthdays within a week of each other, so we all gathered at the Old Point Bar to celebrate, have a few brews and listen to some music from the bands that were playing. The weather was cool, but nice, and everyone had a good time. Besides Carl and his GF, there were KenEllie, H2 and H2GF, me, Big Boy and BBLWB, Dave the Cook, Nick (a friend of H2 and Carl from Holy Cross High School days) and his GF, as well as, briefly, two of Carl's cousins and his older sister. It was a good gathering, but of course H1/DIL1 were missed!

The evening was a special experience for me. As we sat outside the bar, facing the levee we could see the masthead lights of ships as they sailed down river. The lights from the city cast an eerie glow on the clouds, leaving the leafless trees on the other side of the levee in stark silhouette. It was surreal, and hauntingly beautiful.

I can't remember whether or not I mentioned that Kenny joined the Knights of Columbus, and I'm too lazy to go back and check. Anyway, he did. He's made his 1st and 2nd degrees, and if we can ever get around his work schedule he'll soon make his 3rd degree also. Welcome to Santa Maria Council. Now he's my son AND my brother knight!!

News flash!! Linda can "hold her likker"!!!! OK. That deserves a little explanation. While I'm in the "green room" writing this, Linda is here sitting on the futon next to me. Maynard (our boxer, for those not in the know) climbed onto her lap and began licking her chin. So she's holding her likker (licker, get it????).

The keyboard has run dry... God bless!!

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Blogger Hannah said...

This house thing is hard but with all the help we are getting, I know we will make the right choice. And then ... crawfish burl at our house!! You heard me ... crawfish ... in Texas .. done the right way!

Miss you all!!

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