in the fall of 1991 i made a trip to new orleans for an engineering conference. the first night i was there, several of my friends and i made our way down canal street and over to bourbon street. the first native of nola i met was musician,
he was such a nice and talented man. i loved listening to him talk and sing and play!!! we stopped every night for the next 6 nights and did just that:)
when hurricane katrina hit new orleans several years ago, i wondered if he'd been spared, and, if so, if he'd had to leave his beloved city.
then, about 3 years ago, i returned to nola but never saw him. i went there to visit my cousin, rendi, who had just recently moved to the big easy. the last morning we were there she took me to a section of town in which habitat for humanity had taken upon itself to rebuild so that the local musicians might be enticed to return home.
as we passed the not-yet-occupied homes,
i wondered if one of those houses might someday be his.
i hoped so!!!
a couple of days ago, john emailed me this video clip...
i think i squealed as i started watching it. john had no idea he was sending me such a valuable link... grandpa elliot is alive and well and in new orleans!!!
further, i am getting ready to make a trip there in about a week... for a week. i hope to get to see him!!!
how cool would that be:D
love and God's blessings,