Holy Mary Shrine

Joffery J. Cochennic, Sr, saw the Blessed Mother while praying at Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Praying the the statues, he raised his head and Mary was standing where the statues had been. He describes her beauty as indescribable with deep blue eyes. After thanking God for the experience, he …

Rayne Frog Festival

The Rayne Frog festival is part of the yearly calendar of festivals celebrating Louisiana industry. Rayne became the Frog Capitol of the World in the late 1800’s and is home to the Louisiana Jumbo Bullfrog. Over the years, they have sold frog legs to fancy restaurants all over the world, …

Freedmen’s Cemetery

Note: I added and wrote the wikipedia page, so it is very similar but not plagiarized. Freedmen’s Cemetery was a cemetery in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana open for burials from 1867 to 1876. Today, there is a plaque to note where the cemetery once stood. The adjacent Chalmette National Cemetery, …

Prince Second Line

If Dolly Parton is the patron saint of empathy, Prince is the patron saint of weirdos. When Prince died in 2016, my first thought was wanting to call my Dad even though he has been dead for two decades. Prince was one of our mutual musical loves. Outside of Prince …

Joan of Arc Parade

Mardi Gras is not a single day. It is a season and it kicks off on Twelfth Night which is also on or around Joan of Arc’s birthday. A newer parade to the Mardi Gras line-up is the Joan of Arc  parade started in 2008. It now kicks off the …

Jayne Mansfield Death Site (Moved)

Jayne Mansfield was a sex symbol of the 1950’s. A great singer and performer, she starred in several Hollywood films and was an early Playboy Playmate along with Marilyn Monroe and Betty Page. With her film career slowing down in the 1960’s, she was enjoying a successful nightclub career. On …

Lincoln Beach

We often drive a back way to New Orleans East to visit our family there. Across from the levee there have always been two old signs peaking out from massive overgrowth in a large fenced in lot. The arrows on the sign point into the abyss of foliage. They are …

Drive-Thru Jesus

In more rural areas of America, you become more dependent of your cars. Public transportation is scarce or non-existent, so your car is a lifeline. Many churches want to meet people where they are at and hold drive-thru celebrations throughout the year. Many churches are set up so the church …

Robert E. Lee Hotel and Highway

Robert E. Lee was a confederate general in the Civil War. Since his death, he became a cultural icon to some. His name and likeness are throughout the South, from Lee Circle in New Orleans to Stone Mountain in Georgia to Washington & Lee University in Virginia. In Virginia, before …

Minister’s Treehouse

Horace Burgess inspired by his love of God and a rather large tree, set out to build the world’s largest treehouse in Crossville, TN, and he did. Spiraling about 100 feet up there were twisty windy hallways and passages everywhere. About 2/3 up lived a chapel with a high ceiling …