Yesterday, the funeral services for former congresswoman Lindy Boggs took place inside the St. Louis Cathedral here in New Orleans. Ms. Boggs was a forerunner in many ways. She was the first woman elected to congress from Louisiana, she lead the rally for equal rights for women, she was a single parent of three children after her husband disappeared over Alaska in the 70's, she was ambassador to the Vatican under Bill Clinton and she was a damn fine woman...regardless of what your political persuasion.
|Lindy's French Quarter House|
My grandmother was the first to recognize her and she proceeded to have a very long conversation with Lindy and even had their photo taken together. She was so gracious and must have spent about 20 minutes just chatting away with my Nana and us. It was about nothing in particular that I can remember but I just remember her being so nice and personable. When we left, she said she was headed down the street to get some groceries from the A&P and wished us all the best.
|Possible Conversation in Heaven|
Two great ladies that are no longer with us but most likely getting reacquainted with each other up above.