This post reflects the date the entry took place. Because I was using a national wireless connection provided by work, I felt it more appropriate to enter these when I got home. As a result, this is being written on Sunday, April 29, 2007.
Well, today was quite a day. Sandi’s dad came back from New Orleans last night and has planned a trip to 65 Main Street today. For those that have never been a Millet before, 65 Main Street is the house that my father-in-law’s grandparents lived in before his parents moved out to where his mother lives still (make sense ).
Anyway, we started the day out doing what? Yup, laundry. Then we went to the Forest restaurant where Lee (Sandi’s dad) picked up lunch for us all. I had a crawfish PoBoy, Sandi had Crawfish Etouffe. We ate, ate more, talked, ate more, then took off on the drive.
65 Main Street as at the almost end of Main Street. After the City Hall, after the great Oak Tree Lane that is ever so beautiful all year long. After the town itself. It is a great little location off the beaten path (which part of Franklin isn’t though, huh?). When we got there we met miss Jennilee Hewitt. Miss Jenni has been living in the house for about three years. She is a well traveled woman with a long history. Her husband, Bill, died some time ago and Miss Jenni has been living without him since. She is also borderline dementia (or strongly senile, not sure which). But above all else, she was the picture perfect representation of Southern hospitality, letting a gang of strangers into her house for a tour, complete with photos and everything.
Miss Jenni was a hoot. The most memorable thing about the visit was her unforgettable repetitious asking if Miss Vera was related to Simon Lucia. Apparently her husband had worked with “Seemi” for some time and Miss Jenni had remembered the name. It was awesome. Anyway, here are a few photos of the trip to 65 Main Street:
After we got back from 65 Main Street we decided to take a trip to Lake Foss Point and Grand Lake in the back country parts of Baldwin. There was not a lot to it, but there were great photo opportunities. Here are two from our trip, one of a cute little half tree sticking out of the lake and one of a little gator we saw on the way home:
From what I got to see of the show, it was not a great week. Of course, Melinda tore it up as usual. Jordin did also, but Chris, Blake and Lakisha each had a rough week and I suspect they will be your bottom three tomorrow night.
In other news, Sandi and I finally had some time together as we sat on the couch and watched TV for a little bit before calling it a night. And I can certainly say one thing that is totally exciting me about this trip. Tomorrow morning will mark one complete week that Sandi has slept in the same bed as me. That is literally the first time in over four years that we have spent a week straight in the same bed. I think I am liking Louisiana.