Subject: Re: New Orleans Memories
Hi Landra and other Ziners,

Many years ago, my elderly, ailing and blind mum took my sister and me on an "all-girls" trip to New Orleans, which was a first for all of us. My mum had always wanted to visit the city, and this was her "last hurrah."

I'll never forget those dinners at Galatoire's and Tujague's, brunch at Commander's Palace, the river boat cruise, the beautiful home and gardens at Longue Vue, the fun we had on Bourbon Street, that glorious Dixieland jazz, strong coffee and beignets at Cafe du Monde, the takeout "Hurricanes" from Pat O'Brien's which were so enormous that my sister had to put hers on her bedside table to be finished in the middle of the night!

Because this was such a very special trip for our family, New Orleans has always had a place in my heart, and I am thinking of it with great sorrow today. I hope that somehow, this wonderful and unique city will be able to eventually put itself back together and to go on with life as before.

Margaret in Toronto