August 15

Today is meatless Monday. I went to the grocery last Wednesday and they were having "Sushi Wednesday". When I was a kid, the only meal you could count on was Friday for fish and Sunday for roast beef, cooked to death. The reason for Fish on Friday is that New Orleans was , at that time, majority Catholic and Catholics didn't eat meat on Friday. Simple. You live in New Orleans and you do what the natives do.On TV ,way back when the kids were watching, I think there was a Chef BOy Ar Dee commercial about Thursday being their day.I confess, I gave my kids spaghetti o's, and they seemed to have turned out OK. We had a varied menu when I was growing up, but except for fish and roast, it was cooks choice. None of the meals were that memorable, no matter who the cook was. We did have a salad every night. I think that news worthy and forward thinking. Always a veggie,never anything creamed ( the Kosher thing with milk and meat) and always dessert. We had french bread on the table , but never butter. What I miss a lot is the French bread. There is no substitute for Leidenheimers bread. They still bake and I have tried, unsuccessfully, to have them ship me some. i guess I just have to go down and get some myself.

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04.07 | 08:10

I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

22.05 | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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