All I can think of right now is the “Fiddler on the Roof” song: Tradition! I love that movie.
I was talking to a new friend who lives in New Orleans this morning. She let me in on a few things I should know about the city and its traditions.
First, she suggested I go to my neighborhood association meetings. I got to the Web site and unfortunately it doesn’t look like they have updated it at all in the past year. I shot an e-mail to the president, so hopefully I’ll receive an update on the meeting times/places.
She also told me about a must-know tradition of New Orleans — Second Lining. Basically, after a jazz funeral, there is a parade celebrating the life of the departed. I can’t wait to go to one; there is one this weekend, but unfortunately I have to work. My friend also let me know about social aid parades, which are similar to second lining, but do not involve a funeral.
I may not have many friends yet, but I’m glad I have people to tell me about this stuff!