Friday, August 31, 2012

Isaac Story

As we were driving to a restaurant last night, my mother-in-law expressed a desire for gumbo. I informed her that one cannot get a decent gumbo in Alabama - they just don't know how to make it and I know this from living there for several months for construction projects. She, however, is of stubborn Sicilian ancestry and ordered gumbo anyway. As she was eating it, I looked over to see her adding ketchup to her bowl of gumbo. "What are you doing", I asked. "Trying to make it taste better.", she said. Well, it was an "I told you so" moment and even though it gave her great pain to say it, she agreed that I was right about the gumbo in Alabama.

Later we were going to watch the RNC Convention. I told grandson that it would be on any network and to tune in the one with the best reception. Mom-in-law said, "Are you sure about that?"

"I'm as sure about that as I am about not eating gumbo in Alabama."


Old NFO said...

LOL, Mississippi 'maybe', Alabama oh hell no!!!

JC said...

Plenty of places to get good gumbo in Alabama - my cousin Lacey, my aunt Marilyn, my uncle Charles...
It's just a question of who you know in Mobile. Of course, everyone knows that you can't get a decent bowl of gumbo in Alabama except in Mobile..

Clay said...

Your Parish President is apparently a civil engineer:
Nunny says the levees in Lower Plaquimines will hold... just as they are over topped. He is, technically, correct.

Peripatetic Engineer said...

NFO - I don't understand it. They have plenty of good seafood and a roux is easy to make.

JC - That's because there are lots of Cajuns in Mobile

Clay - "Pinkie", as he is known, also told us that Jesuit Bend was OK, until the Corps started to close the broken floodgate at Oakville and trapped folks south of it. Substation at Alliance flooded. Refinery out for a couple of weeks.