28 August 2011

Love & Hurricanes

Love and Hurricane Betsy were in the air. 

When my parents got married they received a pair of sterling silver hurricane lamps, a popular wedding gift in New Orleans. Ironically their wedding coincided with Hurricane Betsy (cat 4). Many years later Hurricane Katrina (cat 5) happened on their anniversary but they were no longer living in New Orleans. 

Tomorrow would have been their 46th anniversary. Mom still has the hurricane lamps and keeps them polished and ready to use just in case. 


Taken in Jamaica on their honeymoon. 
Upon their return to New Orleans, 
they would have to weather the terrible storm. 
Even a hurricane can have flair.