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Smiley: A few smiles after the storm | Smiley Anders – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-09-05 16:30:00 –

Every time I’m a little overwhelmed by the extent of Aida’s impact on the area, I check my computer and find small stories that make me feel good about grinning and our plight. for example:

— Clinton’s Faye Hoffman Talbot says, “The only good thing about losing power is that you can’t vacuum.”

— Approximately a day after Ida left Baton Rouge, Randy Wesley announced on social media that historic entertainment is open and offers hot and cold drinks.

“It might be better to wear rubber boots,” he suggested. It wasn’t because the place was flooded. When the people around the bar started talking about heroes and survival, he said, “It gets pretty deep there …”.

— Gale Stephenson of Baton Rouge said:

“Her spelling needs to go well, but I think she has the potential to be a meteorologist. The forecast for August 29 was” Estre libadweher. ” August 30 “Basic kli Hot”. But as the wind got stronger, her notes became more personal. This for her Paw Paw speaks for itself.

express

I was very impressed with the extraordinary efforts of the people at The Advocate / Times-Picayune to publish their treatises during these trials.

On Wednesday I received three supporters — the treatise of the day and the treatises on Monday and Tuesday could not be delivered due to the devastation of Aida. When the Baton Rouge press turned off, they were printing on mobile.

Janice Man of Denham Springs recalls another extraordinary delivery effort when talking about sports cars.

“I had a 1976 Blue Triumph Spitfire Convertible. Three-seater, two-seater. Top-down, I rode the I-110 early in the morning.

“We went through the Advocate news track. Still, the morning Advocate needed to be fixed, so the crazy brother Scott stood up (he was in a small room behind the seat) and of the truck. I pulled it up to the side and someone handed it to him.

“How did we survive the younger years?”

Flirtatious cashier

Julie Collins talks about Baton Rouge’s father, Arnie Gremilion:

“He was a little dissatisfied with the lack of air conditioning, so he decided to go to a nearby grocery store and hang out in a cool atmosphere to get some.

“When he said he was going to my mom, she asked him to pick up a few pints of chocolate ice cream. In the end, he decided to buy only ice cream.

“While checking out at a very busy store, the cashier asked if he came to buy that much. Dad asked his wife if he had chocolate ice cream, the atmosphere of this zoo. I asked what type of husband would come out in.

“Her reaction was’the type of husband I want to marry’.

“Everyone on the checkout line laughed a lot from the exchange.”

Special person department

— Katie N. Morgan of Baton Rouge celebrated her 103rd birthday on Saturday, September 4th. She is a retired educator and former principal of the Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary School. Friends of the Broadmoor Baptist Church held a drive-by-parade on Saturday.

— Former Baton Rouge resident Audrey Fletcher Finney, who currently lives in Riverside, California, will celebrate his 100th birthday in Baton Rouge on Monday, September 6th. She worked at a war factory in Houston during World War II.

First senior moment

“A few years ago, I had to stop by the bank. Standing at the counter, the kid (teller) said a memorable greeting,” said Ken Redett. “How are you today?”

“I replied,” I am a tired old man. ” The kid looked at me and said, “Oh, you don’t look tired.”

“I thought,’This child is interesting!’ And laughed out loud for a long time.

“The kid looked at me and asked,’What’s so funny?’

“I was 48 years old.”

Write a smiley Smiley@theadvocate.com.. He can also be mailed to PO Box 588 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Follow SmileyAnders on Twitter @SmileyAndersAdv.



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