Thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and having a brand new baby boy
Friday, June 01, 2007
Another reason to miss home
Last night, I went to a local dining establishment. I had the fried seafood combo. Maybe I am spoiled, and maybe I just have to get used to the way things are done around here. But for $14.50, my plate had 3 shrimp, 3 oysters, and a kind of fried flounder hush puppie thing with a side french fries. I would not have called what I had a) a combo b) a platter or c) fulfilling. If I was eating at Deanie's I would have brought half of my dinner home.
I grew up in Metairie, LA and lived in actual New Orleans for 12 years. The day that I turned 30, I moved to New Jersey and then to Easton, PA 4 years ago. As luck would have it, I was in New Orleans when Katrina approached and evacuated to Jackson, MS. Other than that, I am a Latin and history teacher at a small, independent school in NJ. I miss New Orleans a lot, think about it all the time, and try to go there whenever the work schedule allows.