Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mascot Mondays #10 of 12: The Divorce Mill

Okay, I am on vacation. Morning on the beach eagle-watching, afternoon doing wedding prep for my nephew, evening dinner with friends and one free-for-all track meet… Determined to make this summer goal. As I stated in my lecture, toward the … Continue reading

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Mascot Monday #9 of 12: Kisses

Here is something a little bit lighthearted (and a bit misogynistic) after abortions, bank robberies and murder. THE OLD FELLOW LOVED KISSES So Upon Columbus Day He Kissed a Car Full. The Old Maid Liked It, But the Married Woman … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #8 of 12: A Girl Gone Wrong

ANOTHER GIRL GONE WRONG. MISS FLORENCE WARNER DIES FROM THE EFFECTS OF AN ATTEMPTED ABORTION. Three Men are Suspected of the Parentage, William H. Barrow, a Grey-Haired Camp Street Hardware Merchant, and a Prominent Member of the Southern Athletic Club. … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #7 of 12: This day in history 125 years ago

First off, what an amazing cover illustration. Here is the article that accompanied it: The newspapers throughout the State, which are held in the grasp of the politicians and office-seekers of both factions, and which refuse to recognize the right … Continue reading

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Book & Food Week Three and 4.5

I have been really good on the books, not so good on the food – but to be fair I have hosted various dinner parties (Slaying Sushi Party and a Rosser Potluck) AND I have been working on my cookbook… … Continue reading

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Freedom Run

This weekend I went for a run. Afterward I jumped in a river with my clothes on. And floating around the river at dusk, my sweat becoming part of the water, I wished I could remove all my clothes and … Continue reading

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Mascot Mondays #6 of 12: Friends in the Mascot Part Two

On March 14, 1891, in response to the murder of police chief David Hennessy the preceding year, citizens of New Orleans stormed the local prisons and lynched eleven Italians they believed were responsible for the murders. When Hennessy was gunned down, he … Continue reading

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Et tu, Al Rose?

It is well known that Al Rose’s book “Storyville, New Orleans,” published in 1974, is the premier book on Storyville. It’s the book that started it all. It contains some amazing interviews, and a plethora of photographs and advertisements from … Continue reading

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