Monday, March 25, 2013

A History Lesson If You Want One

This weekend was a blur.
We left Nashville Friday afternoon to drive to Louisiana to attend 3 events.
A birthday party, a football game, a wedding...it was a lot.
The wedding was at the most amazing venue...The Cabin in Burnside, La.
This is a collection of buildings that date back to the 1800's and have been moved to this location which is now a restaurant and an event venue.
The restaurant was a slave cabin from the Monroe Plantation. There is a bricked courtyard with several buildings enclosing it. One building is a schoolhouse that dates back to 1867 and was the first Catholic school for children of color in Louisiana.The chalkboard is still on the wall. The other buildings are 2 slave cabins from the Helvetia Plantation. It really is like walking back into time.

the cabin gonzales - Google Search 


 the cabin gonzales - Google Search


Of course we had to have a second line there


If you haven't been to a wedding in South Louisiana then you don't know that most of them will break out into one of these.
Second lining started back in the 1800's when a band would march and play behind a casket for a funeral procession...that's the first line. The people that would join in behind the band were known as the second line. Those people would usually carry umbrellas and hankerchiefs to protect them from the sun and to wipe the sweat...it's fricking hot there.
So this is done at most weddings. We are fun and weird people.

So today this is happening



I guarendamntee ya I am not cooking tonight.

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