A friend of mine sent me a wonderful link she ran across on site she posts at. I really enjoyed the little essay written by “Rooman” on this site entitled: “Dear America, We’re South Louisiana“.
Here are a few quotes:
You probably already know that we talk funny and listen to strange music and eat things you’d probably hire and exterminator to get rid out of your yard.
Often we don’t make sense. You may wonder why, for instance – if er could only carry one small bag of belongings with us on our journey to your state – why in God’s name did we bring a pair of shrimp boots?
We can’t explain that. It is what it is.
You’re probably heard that many of us stayed behind. As bad as it is, may cannot fathom a life outside of our border, out in that place called Elsewhere.
The only way you could understand that is if you have been there, and so many of you have. So you realize that when you strip away all the craziness and bars and parades and music and architecture and all that hooey,really, the best thing about where we come from is us.
We are what made this place a national treasure. We’re good people. And don’t be afraid to ask us how to pronounce our names. It happens all the time.
When you meet us now and you look into our eyes, you will see the saddest story ever told. Our hearts are broken into a thousand pieces.
But, don’t pity us. We’re gunna make it. We’re resilient. After all, we’re been rooting for the Saints for 35 years. That’s got to count for something.
Read the whole article at the link above. You’ll be glad you did. May God Bless our Louisiana brothers and sisters.