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!!