I was in Hawaii and San Francisco in January and I was shocked to learn that they do not use plastic bags for retail (in the islands they don't give them out and in SF you have to pay extra for it).
Fortunately, I'm a crafter who sews so I just might start sewing some shopping bags from now on.
This is what I was afraid was going to happen. The restaurant interests were going to fight tooth and nail to prevent the trucks coming in. I'm also afraid that another tactic they may use is to start putting their own trucks outside the existing restaurants and block the independent trucks out.
I'm torn between two ideas for the East. I've lived there most of my life from the time it was just swamp to almost going back to swamp after the storm.
Part of me misses the peace and quiet that it was in the 60s and 70s before the major development (the Plaza, Methodist Hospital, etc.). You could hear the crickets and the birds at night. The other part of me wishes for more development (I absolutely HATE treking to Metairie or Slidell to go to a mall to shop for decent clothes that aren't hippity hoppity).
Well, I live in the East but just off Chef. I used to ride the bus, but I stopped that a LONG time ago. The sad thing is that the East used to be so beautiful. Pride of the city. Now it's just "Village Getto Land".
I remember my most favorite job was working in Hollygrove at a place called Palmetto Learning Center. It was behind the Carrolton Shopping Center. I used to love going to JC Penney or Woolworth's during the lunch breaks.
Also, I used to take my dad to Picadilly for dinner every Saturday night. He LOVED the place.
OMG!!! You're making me cry!
I spent a chunk of my life living in the 7th ward (my mom's side of the family lived in the area). I went to Jones school from k-5 (Between galvez and miro). St. Bernard ave. always fascinated be because of all of the oak trees lining the street. I remember most of the landmarks (Circle food store, Circle Theater, Seafood City ("very pretty down on Broad and St. Bernard"), McKenzies, the Autocrat, etc.). I remember when AP Tureaud was London Avenue.
I might drive down it when I get off work tonite.
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