Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Saturday, May 31, 2014

We Work Hard! We Play Hard!

If you don't think this is the sweetest picture of the sweetest little man and 2 sweet girls I'll be very surprised. Our first stop this morning was the WWII Museum in New Orleans. While we were waiting for it to open we were able to come inside and speak to Tom Blakey, a member of the 82nd Airborne in WWII. He and many others are some of my heroes! Marc asked him who his Division Commander was, but he couldn't remember. So Marc started naming commanders until Mr. Blakey recognized Matthew Ridgeway (who later took over for MacArthur in Korea). Should anyone be surprised that Marc could start naming these men. I think not!

After taking the brief "train ride" that I wrote about the last time we came to the museum, the girls dressed up in some military apparel for a photo shoot.

I thought this quote was worthy of inclusion. Excellent advice!

On to the French Market. A rather blurry picture of the girls riding the tram.

Calli and Paige enjoying beignets
The original Muffuletta. Now this is worth returning to NOLA for. I'd eat one of these any day of the week. I'd like to say it was made on a toasted sesame seed bun, but it was more like a toasted sesame seed loaf of bread
Salvatore Lupe, a Sicilian immigrant, opened the store in 1906 and operated it until 1946
when he retired and passed the reins to his son-in-law, Salvatore Tusa. The Muffuletta is said to have been invented early on to feed the Sicilian and Italian truck drivers who were driving produce, etc. to The French Market. The store is till in the family and has changed
little over the years, with the exception of increased tourist traffic. The sandwich is filled with
Genoa Salami, Mortadella, Ham, Mozzarella, Provolone and and chunky Olive Salad made with crushed Sicilian olives, Gardiniera, oregano and the "quintessential bread," the round muffuletta loaf, about 10-11" across topped with sesame seeds.
The perfect sign which I didn't purchase.

Metairie Cemetery--Round 2. After googling the "weeping angel" and finding that we did NOT see her, we returned to said cemetery and found her about 15' away from where we'd been. But she's tucked inside a bolted mausoleum and faces the back of the cemetery. I've tried to find information about this statue, but the only thing so far is this small bit from wikipedia. The picture with stained glass is in Metairie. The other is in Rome. The Metairie one looks like a close reproduction. I like the front so have included the Wiki picture.

"Angel of Grief is an 1894 sculpture by William Wetmore Story which serves as the grave stone of the artist and his wife at the Protestant Cemetery, Rome.The term is now used to describe multiple grave stones throughout the world erected int the style of the Story stone."

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