Here’s some pictures taken around this time last year, before everything went crazy.
That’s Xy having a meal of raw oysters at Tyler’s on Orleans. I’ve heard some neighbors considered that place a nuisance, but we always had a good time there. We’re sad they’re haven’t re-opened since the flood. Come to think of it, I don’t know of any oyster joints in Mid-City now.
There’s Fred and PJ at a committee meeting at the University. I love this picture, except for the “product placement”-looking beverage. Sadly, PJ and family have made their evacuation to Indianapolis a permanent move. Fred’s still here, but as he said this morning, if he’d known how things were going to be in New Orleans, he “probably wouldn’t have come back.”
This picture is especially sad. Here’s Xy getting ready to take her guinea pigs back to school. The school didn’t flood, but with everyone evacuated for so long, the guinea pigs died in their cages. Actually only one body was found. Maybe the other one miraculously escaped, but it doesn’t seem likely. And the neighbors’ puppy, nipping at Xy’s calves? The neighbors didn’t take the poor thing with them when they evacuated, so we suspect it died in the flood.