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Tag: February 2014

The Night Before Lundi Gras

'Twas the eve of Lundi Gras, when all through the house We were busy preparing to mourn our dead...

Ask McGehee

James Conning was a New York-born jeweler who had established himself on Dauphin Street in the 1840s. Early advertisements assured customers of a “large and elegant assortment of...

Airboats in the Night

I liken Jack’s airboat to a magnolia leaf with an airplane prop attached. He sits on the high chair directly in front of the propeller cage and patiently...

Parks & Rec

1) Embrace the Outdoors Take advantage of living so close to the water and explore one of the nature centers and state parks along the Causeway. There...

Carnival Cuisine

Charles Parmenter and Greg Reynolds have an impressive flair for creating a memorable affair and a serious knack for combining old and new that applies to everything from their...

Fallen Doves

Many years ago, when I first told my mother about my historical research on prostitution in Mobile, she responded: “Did you know that our home was...

French Plantation Life on the Mobile River

Throughout the Port City’s long colonial century (1702 - 1813), there were plantations all around the Bay area. These were not like the enormous cotton farms of...

Something in the Mud

Will Kimbrough’s love affair with music began in a fairly conventional way – violin lessons in the fourth grade, piano in the fifth and sixth. But everything...

Spotlight: Rena Landry

Yes, the most famous voyage of the Niña and Pinta went from Spain to the West Indies, but the ships – or at least their modern...

Cover Q + A: Victoria Odom

Victoria Odom Age: 17 Hometown: Fairhope, Ala. Education: International Baccalaureate (IB) senior at Fairhope High School and hoping to be accepted to Tulane University...

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