One of the great markers of recovery after Hurricane Katrina was the reopening of Hubig's Bakery. I talked about it here back then. Hard to believe that was over six years ago. The bakery burned to the ground Thursday night and early Friday morning. It is a horrible loss for the city and its residents. The owners vow to rebuild but I think it will probably be at least a year before I get a pineapple pie again. Good Luck, Hubig's.
One of the other great markers of recovery after Hurricane Katrina was the reopening of the SuperDome. It was the 2-0 Saints versus the favored 2-0 Falcons. It was a very emotional night for all of us New Orleanians. Green Day and U2 brought the house down with a stirring pregame rendition of The Saints Are Coming. About a minute into the game, Steve Gleason sent the already frenzied crowd into orbit.
The moment has been memorialized with a statue outside of the SuperDome. It was unveiled yesterday and is quite appropriately called Rebirth. Steve is now fighting ALS and his mantra is "No White Flags". The Saints were on hand for the ceremony and I think they're all wearing the No White Flags t-shirt. Good Luck, Steve.
39 days until football season ...
5 song iTunes shuffle:
- Hell On Heels - Pistol Annies - Hell On Heels
- Solveig's Song - Meav - Méav
- Shambala - Three Dog Night - The Best Of Three Dog Night
- Please Read The Letter - Page & Plant - Walking Into Clarksdale
- A Man Needs A Maid - Neil Young - Harvest
Quote of the Day
The last time I had the 9-foot statue of me unveiled was never.
Steve Gleason, New Orleans Saints
Blog of the day is here.
Quote from said blog: "Team owner Tom Benson commissioned a sculpture, created by artist Brian Hanlon. Under the players, the word "Rebirth" is written in script, flanked by two fleur de lis. The team unveiled it during a conference this morning. (Also, to Koenen, congrats: You are now memorialized in enemy territory.)"