Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Heading Home Today - October 19, 2010

Heading Home Today - October 19, 2010

Greetings, one and all!!!

I've had a great five days in New Orleans.  My flight home is at 4PM, via Atlanta.  I
don't touch down in San Francisco until nearly 1AM Wednesday.  I'm wondering if I'll
even be able to wedge myself into the seat!  At the least, I'll need a seat belt extension!
I have eaten so much good food - even had soft shell crab twice and, last night, my friend
fixed crawfish etouffe for dinner.

Our reuniion was such fun, though only about a dozen of our classmates attended.  There
was one nurse present from the class of 1944, though!  At the brunch on Sunday, I read
a poem I wrote for our 30 year reunion that they have asked permission to reprint in
the alumni magazine which is an honor to me.  I won't post it here, though, since it would
require too much explanation.  One verse addresses a great steak place in the French
Quarter which was a frequent hangout - "Buck Forty Nine" - yes, you got a steak, salad,
and baked potato for $1.49!!  That was 45 years ago.

For the rest of the week, I'll be catching up on comments, reading posts for the last five
days ( I have really missed all of you so much ), and getting my posts ready.  I didn't get
out and about in the city as much as I would have liked since I was busy with my friends.
Meaux ( Martha ), my friend and classmate, with whom I've been staying, is berating me
that I didn't spend a week...and, now I'm wondering why I am going home so soon.  After
all, I'm retired!!

7 comments:

  1. Oh, yes, only five days? I would have stayed two weeks, or until my friend threw me out on my ear.
    So glad you had a good time, Carmen. Fabulous about the nurse from the class of 1944. That would have been about the time my godmother graduated from nursing school in British Columbia.
    -- Kay

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  2. So glad you had fun!

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  3. That sounds really fun! We missed you too, I'm so glad you had a great time.

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  4. Have a good flight my friend. :) Be safe and I'm glad you had a great time :)

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  5. How I long to be able to write such a title. Please have a safe journey and a good Wednesday as well.

    daily athens

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  6. I'm glad you had such a good time...and yes, you should have stayed longer...maybe you can make another trip before another 30 years goes by.

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  7. Nice to hear that you had fun at the reunion. My recent posts are waiting for your comments :)

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