No, I am not wearing short pants. It’s unseasonably cold in Louisiana. We’re having days  upon days of subfreezing night temperatures. I am speaking of short bits of information that I will write about in this space. I finished a Shutterfly book this week about my father’s family. I wrote about my family’s arrival toContinue reading “Shorts”

It Snowed Last Night

It snowed last night. In southern Louisiana, Snow is A Weather Event. Schools close. Children run outside. It’s strange and wonderful because it only happens every 10 years or so. If you don’t live in lands where snow is common, it’s A Big Deal. There’s not a lot of snow. Just enough to cover the yard,Continue reading “It Snowed Last Night”

Rest A While (Sundays in My City)

  Rest A While is a landmark along the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain. It was a fine hotel in the late 1800s, catering to wealthy New Orleanians escaping the heat and disease that visited New Orleans most summers. Yellow fever, malaria, typhoid and heat stroke were common maladies of Old New Orleans. In theContinue reading “Rest A While (Sundays in My City)”