Year: 2013

Marie Laveau’s Family Ties

I’m working on a Hubpage about Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, and having a surprisingly hard time with it. I know I need to tell the story of her legend- that’s what people want to hear,

Nailed it?

First off, I need to point out that I can bake- and I mean from scratch. Need a cake? Brownies? Cookies or cupcakes? I got that. And my rum balls will put you right on your butt.

Even the Most Impressive Tombs Fall Down

This massive plot in Cypress Grove is in horrible shape, though the caretakers have gamely tried to arrange the pieces as best they could. Clearly this family was affluent and cared a great deal about

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Danger in the Cemeteries

Note: this post was moved over from my old site. Demolition of Iberville has been approved, and ironically its destruction is likely to hurt both St. Louis No. 1 and No. 2, old and fragile

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“I slipped away” – Elton Abram Ackers

  The inscription is doubly poignant due to the state of the grave, which is slipping away as well:

Minksy – Dispersed of Judah

I was out on one my my dawn explorations when I came across this: Which, honestly, I initially looked at because of the pinkish morning clouds, but when I looked closer I noticed the oddities: