Another in our series of Saturday night bedtime stories from the BYO folks who sponsor pop up story-telling events in New Orleans backyards. Their next event is Sunday, October 21st at 1649 N. Robertson (between St. Bernard and Annette Streets. The gate to the backyard opens at 8:00pm and the stories start at 8:30pm. Here's a sample:
In backyards across New Orleans, the 100 members of BYO gather to tell stories that are live, unscripted, and true to the teller. Last Saturday night, we featured a recording of Elizabeth Steeby's story of guns, guts and a woman's rite of passage.
24 years ago (September 12th, 1988), Jamaica was blasted by the then category three storm, Hurricane Gilbert. On its way to the Yucatan, Gilbert became a huge category five hurricane with 185mph winds and a then record-setting 888 millibars of low pressure.