Road trip

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I'm a 40 year old lawyer living in Ridgeland, Mississippi. I'm several years and a couple hundred miles removed from most of my old running buddies so I started the blog to provide an outlet for many of the observations and ideas that used to be the subjects of our late night/happy hour/halftime conversations and arguments.
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11 Responses to Road trip

  1. Mac says:

    And so it begins…

  2. Stone Mountain today. Should be at least one photo that’s blog worthy, maybe more.

    I’ve already missed an 18 wheeler with nothing on the side except a giant “Jesus Is Lord Repent”, a cool shot of Turner Field at night and a bakery sign that said
    “fat pple”
    “free bread”

  3. smilyj says:

    Too bad I don’t have a hat. I am going to Graceland Monday. Spending the night. Coming home Tuesday. Know its a cheesy place but needed somewhere quick to go cause gotta be back at work Wednesday. Wife got a super deal to stay at the super cheesy Elvis themed Graceland hotel in Memphis. She hasn’t been anywhere since she had the baby. Plus, I love Elvis. Could have probably got some great Elvis themed TBU hat photos.

  4. The new and improved TBU will accept photos with or without a TBU hat. In fact an improvised TBU photo with the name or some part of it or one of our many catchphrases in the shot, written on paper, tattooed, snow-peed, etc. would be not only welcome but would put you at the top of the list for the next edition of free swag, whenever that may be.

  5. face says:

    I took a road trip this weekend and have a couple of pictures to share. I went to Abbeville, LA for a family reunion and took some pictures. I’ve always heard stories about my dad’s relatives who did not speak English. Judging from these signs, I guess some people down there still speak French. I’m not sure how to do it, but you should be able to view them at:

    http://www5.snapfish.com/snapfish/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=4111426008/a=61247596_61247596/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/

    If there is a better way to post pictures, please let me know.

  6. Jessie Lou says:

    Face – I used to live in New Iberia not far from Abbeville. I loved that area and the food was always spectacular. I had a good friend who grew up in Catahoula and was a year older than me. She did not learn english until she went to first grade. Up until that time she only spoke French which they called Catahoula French so I gather it was a variation (or dialect I guess) of French. All I know is I had a hard time understanding her father to the point of embarrassment – I had to finally ask her what he was saying to me after he had repeated himself 3 times. I love the Cajun accent. IR had one when we first moved back home but quickly lost it in elementary school.

  7. face says:

    The pictures are actually from Erath, LA, which is where my grandfather was born.

  8. Jessie Lou says:

    Are there alot of Lachaussee’s in that area still? I get a gold star if I can still spell that correctly and a silver for trying if not.

  9. face says:

    That is corrrect. My great grandfather who died in 1993 was one of 16 children. Several of them moved to Biloxi/ Pascagoula in the 20’s and 30’s, but there are still some in Abbeville/Erath. There were probably 60-70 people at the reunion and they said there were more the last time they had one a couple of years ago.

  10. Jessie Lou says:

    My mother’s family reunion is this weekend and we have quit going. The Boddens came here from Grand Cayman and disbursed from Mobile to Port Arthur Texas. Most of the ones I knew and loved are gone and “new” relatives come that I’ve never met and don’t know – although they are new to us they are old in age and they only come to gamble at the Grand – they don’t care much about getting to know us either. Kind of sad to me.

  11. Jessie Lou says:

    Also Face – my husband gave me some Lachaussee pottery for my birthday – I was quite happy to receive that! Please give the potter my regards.

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