I am writing this from the Charlotte airport. I can't believe the day has finally arrived. After all the talking and planning we are REALLY beginning our trip.
I was sent this in an e-mail some time ago. It reminded me of the many reasons I will miss my friends but especially my Louisiana friends. Please keep in touch.
FRIENDS VS LOUISIANA FRIENDS
FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Always bring the food.
FRIENDS: Will say 'hello'.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss..
FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Call your parents Mom and Dad.
FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Cry with you.
FRIENDS: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing, playing dominoes or cards and just being together.
FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.
FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' back-ends that left you.
FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, 'I'm home!'.
FRIENDS: will visit you in the hospital when you're sick
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: will cut your grass and clean your house then come spend the night with you in the hospital and cook for you when you come home
FRIENDS: have you on speed dial
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: have your number memorized.
FRIENDS: Are for a while.
LOUISIANA FRIENDS: Are for life.