Gargoyle's Delusions

My mother-in-law, Ms Larda, is back home in Chalmette. Not a minute too soon. She says she can’t never show her face in Folsom again. She had been staying there on the North Shore with my daughter Gumdrop while her house was getting fixed after Katrina. Thank God it’s ready. What happened was, last...


When the FEMA Trailer's Rockin'

The Gunches are double-wide and their FEMA trailers ain’t. That is getting to be a problem. Thank goodness my mother-in-law Ms Larda got one all to herself, but even so, she says the shower is a tight fit. She can’t get to all her necessary parts without bending over, and there ain’t no room to...


Never Clean Your House During Hurricane Season

If I had known Katrina was coming, I wouldn’t have spent the whole day cleaning my house. Life is like that sometimes. I ain’t complaining. Nobody who is alive to tell the tale is complaining. Not too much anyway. This is what we are going to be talking about for the rest of our lives. Our great-...

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