Trip Start Sep 27, 2012
105Trip End Sep 04, 2013
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We went looking for black guys singing the blues, no luck, they are not here.
Had just about given up then last night hit Frenchman Street, much better, blues and jazz.
We spent the night in a club called Maison. Was fun, they had a open jam session and we experienced some really good artists and great music.
They have above ground cemeteries due to the low lying land. They can bury up to 500 members of a family and decendents in one crypt. They have a special process to reduce a corpse to next to nothing and then use a long pole to push the remains to the back and make way for more, remember the saying "wouldn't touch him with a ten foot pole".
During the yellow fever epidemic so many people were dying that they just had to bury them and back then did not check vital signs. Many people were in comas and buried alive. So they tied a string to the toe of each body and it was connected to a bell in the graveyard. If they woke up after being buried they would frantically wiggle their toe and ring the bell. The graveyard attendant would open up the vault and get them out, hence the saying "saved by the bell"
Yesterday we were in traffic in the middle of the city when "bang" a guy in a BMW ran into the back of Monica. We are selling her in just over one month ugh!!! Gary, before I could stop him was out of the car doing what he does so well. I jumped out to calm him as I didn't know who was in the other car. Was a nice youngish white guy who was so apologetic. When we looked at both cars hardly a scratch, could not believe our luck. A bit of polish and all good. Instead of him apologizing to us I was to him for Mr Walker's behavour LOL!!!!!!