Eileen is my friend from Louisiana. You’ve heard me talk about her before. Her husband is Roger. I haven’t talked too much about him because well . . he’s a man. I could tell you about his July 4, 1992 fireworks display that none of us will ever forget, especially Roger because we remind him of it often. Vince has never met them and I keep telling him “those two are the kind of friends everyone should have” and I guess everyone should try to be those kind of friends too.
Anyway, Jessie is their daughter and she’s a talented photographer/writer — very artsy! This is an article in Madison Magazine about Jessie’s show, “Nutria Queens”, that she shot in Texas and Louisiana a couple of years ago. Know what a nutria is? Dinner for some folks! Jessie’s article gives a shot of what life is really like for many who live along the bayous of southwest Louisiana and the southeast Texas coast.
I haven’t seen Jessie’s show but just reading the article and Jessie’s thoughts about making the show makes me so proud to be from southwest Louisiana and so proud to have known Jessie since she was knee high to a duck! That was way back when I had no kids and Jessie and her brother, Rick, would pester my killer dachshund, and I wondered why sane adults ever had children. Some days I still ponder that same question!
I wasn’t a beauty queen, nor would I skin a nutria but maybe a little insight into life in southwest Louisiana will make you realize why I do some of the crazy things I do and write about on here. Life is different in Louisiana but it’s a great life and I miss it terribly!