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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 28, 2011


OMG!! There's still a little life in Lot(L)!!

February turned out to be quite a month…

Linda and I flew to Denver, CO, for the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of our very dear friends, “Uncle” Mick and “Aunt” Bev. The flights to and from were non-stop, relatively short, uneventful, and essentially painless if you don’t consider the 7 AM departure from New Orleans, and the 11:30PM arrival back in NOLA.  We could not have asked for more beautiful weather.  Denver had been experiencing sub-zero temperatures the week before, but it climbed to sunny mid and upper-50’s while we were there.

At the reception following Saturday evening Mass (that was an experience in itself), Linda and I sat with several Colorado natives.  One of the ladies mentioned that she had been a member of the original Denver Broncos’ cheerleaders.  I’d guess she was referring to the Pony Express cheerleaders.

During the reception Mick and Bev’s family announced that they were bringing some of New Orleans to the evening.  They led us all in a 2nd line, followed by the Electric Slide. One of the ladies at our table leaned over to me and asked if we really did those dances in New Orleans.  I replied, “Absolutely!  At every dance, reception, or other opportunity that presents itself!!”

A week later H1/DIL1 came to town.  It was a great (BUT SHORT) weekend, with the family getting together on Saturday for home made pizza (we made 12).  Sunday we got together again, this time for home made lasagna, before H1/DIL1 hit the road back to Houston.  Good times!!

Not only have I been remiss in my posting frequency, but I’ve exacerbated the situation by neglecting to congratulate my grandson on earning a FULL scholarship to Xavier University of New Orleans to their Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy program.  So, WAY TO GO, IAN!!!  Can I have a “Whoot, Whoot”!?!?

BB had a birthday this month.  Happy Birthday, BB!!
She is growing SO fast.  Linda and I gave her a starter Pandora bracelet which I think she was very pleased with.

Now we’re looking forward to my brother coming in for the rest of Carnival season.  He’s a veteran parade goer, and even rode in a Mardi Gras parade (Krewe of Morpheus) one year.  If the weather holds, it should be a spectacular visit, and loads of fun!!

Oh, by the way, if you find yourself in need of “more cowbell”… believe it or not… there’s an app for that!!!

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