Step into South Louisiana to enjoy bits of its history along with
beautiful photos of Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans, Mr. Bingle,
the French Quarter, Acadiana, and so much more. See a
collection of old area postcards including Audubon Park, New Orleans
City Park, old Pontchartrain Beach, Mardi Gras; and enjoy
some delicious Southern recipes.
Step into the world of the timeless Deep South's romance, beauty,
elegance, majesty, hospitality, and charm. Enjoy your stay!
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COLLECTION OF OLD POSTCARDS
Lake Pontchartrain and North Shore Category - PAGE 2
St. Tammany Parish Postcards: A Glimpse Back in Time
By Ashleigh Austin
Pelican Publishing Company
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FROM THE HEART
Gulf Oil Spill - Cat Island Disappears
The White Feather Foundation
Break Out and Live an Extraordinary Life! - Joel Osteen
Compassion International Celebrates their 60th Anniversary
A bit of the work my son and daughter-in-law do at Compassion
Carrollton Streetcar Barn - PAGE 2
THE GATES OF POYDRAS
A Chapter in a Life
Inspired by a True Story
Make them wonder how
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...and More Thoughts
You can take the girl out of Louisiana,
but you can't take Louisiana out of the girl
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"Wait not for tomorrow, gather from today the roses of life."
"In the South, the breeze blows softer...neighbors are friendlier, nosier, and more talkative. (By contrast with the Yankee, the Southerner never uses one word when ten or twenty will do)...This is a different place. Our way of thinking is different, as are our ways of seeing, laughing, singing, eating, meeting and parting. Our walk is different, as the old song goes, our talk and our names... Nothing about us is quite the same as in the country to the North and West. What we carry in our memories is different too, and that may explain everything else."
-Charles Kuralt in Southerners: Portrait of a People
"Our memories, like our dreams, are ours alone and tell
"Our dreams can take us to faraway places,
but only our hearts can bring us home."
"In the South, perhaps more than any other region, we go back to our home
in dreams and memories, hoping it remains what it was on a lazy, still summer's
day twenty years ago."
- Willie Morris
"Whatever the heart has once cherished, it shall never, ever lose."
"The greatest heroes are those whose names are
written in our hearts."
"The American South is a geographical entity, a historical fact, a place in the imagination, and the homeland for an array of Americans who consider themselves Southerners. The region is often shrouded in romance and myth, but its realities are as intriguing, as intricate, as its legends."
"Memories are wrapped in ribbons of the heart."
"Snow in the South is wonderful. It has a kind of magic and mystery that it has nowhere else. And the reason for this is that it comes to people in the South not as the grim, unyielding tenant of Winter's keep,
but as a strange and wild visitor from the secret North."
- Thomas Wolfe
"Time will never silence that which brings music to the heart."
"The South is the only place in the world where nothing has to be explained to me."
- Woodrow Wilson
"Those who love us remind us to look deeper, and to remember the very fabric
of which we are made."
"Southern women see no contridiction in mixing strength with gentleness."
"Our deepest feelings are often unspoken, but a kindred
spirit can set them free."
"Celebrate the beauty of dreams, and forever hold close
private treasures of the heart."
"Life is a garden of beauty and wonder, made richer by those
who share our path."
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Poetry by Flavia © Flavias Legacy LLC
"Dawns First Light" original midi Copyright © 2007 by Bruce DeBoer
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