Last week we mentioned one of the most frightening times in our nation’s history.
In the 1860s our nation was nearly destroyed. We still to this day are dealing with remnants of the Civil War. In the 1960s there was great tumult, and during that time our nation could have been destroyed. I do not reference the Vietnam War nor riots in the streets; the flashpoint in 1962 was the Cuban Missile Crisis. We still are dealing with the threat of danger from nuclear weaponry.
The woman I promised to love, honor and take to certain cultural events, especially when they’re performed by such outstanding local talent, persuaded me, along with my mother-in-law and granddaughter, to attend the matinee performance of “Annie” this past Sunday afternoon.
What a delightful way to spend an afternoon. The acting and the role-playing of the actors were simply outstanding. Talk about some good voices, good music, some laughs along with some lumps in my throat; I had a wonderful time!
Driskill Mountain, named after James Christopher Driskill, is the highest natural summit in Louisiana. I learned that in my seventh grade Louisiana History class. That’s also where I learned that my home state had been shopped around a little before Jefferson purchased it from Napoleon in 1803.