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26 January 2007 @ 10:46 pm
Second Line for Helen  
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On February 24, 2007 (the Saturday after Mardi Gras), we're having a jazz-funeral style second line for Helen Hill. Meet at Helen and Paul's flooded home in Mid-City (3438 Cleveland St) for about 11:30am. The Panorama Jazz Band and the Jazz Vipers will lead us down Cleveland to Jeff Davis, then on to Orleans, down to Claiborne and then right to the Ernie K-Doe Mother-in-Law Lounge (1500 N. Claiborne). The procession forms at 12:30pm and rolls at 1:00pm sharp.

kittee is organizing a vegan cupcake brigade. We're hoping to have wagons full of bright, delicious cupcakes to hand out to people along the route. And, if we're lucky, some left over to eat at the repast. If you want to help make cupcakes, leave a comment on kittee's entry about the second line.

Helen loved pigs and chickens. Dressing up as either or something else entirely is encouraged.

When we get to the the Mother-in-Law Lounge, there will be a tea party, with more bands and an open mic. It promises to be a great celebration of Helen's life, as only New Orleans can provide. After all, we're the city that put fun in funeral.

So come one, come all to send Helen off in style. We miss you, Helen.
pee-pee-poo-poo-head: lovekittee on January 27th, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
thanks dave. i am having a sad evening. i hope you guys are doing good. we should talk soon.

pee-pee-poo-poo-headkittee on January 27th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)
also, that's the nicest photo i've seen yet of the alter left at house on n. rampart.

fieldsofgarlicfieldsofgarlic on January 27th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I was moved by the Band Aid box. The inadequacy was profound.
pee-pee-poo-poo-headkittee on January 27th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
did you look inside? it was filled with dried flowers.

The Infinite Goof: Justin and Traceykittymonkey on January 27th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
Justin and I will be celebrating with you all in spirit. Maybe I will make vegan cupcakes and give them out to my neighbors. I'm sure Helen would approve.
fieldsofgarlicfieldsofgarlic on January 27th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
Sorry y'all won't be joining us, but I read your comment on kittee's journal and I understand you're saving up for May. That's a good.

And I agree that Helen would approve of neighborly cupcaking.

See you in May!