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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby txemt » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:35 am

I was there from the age of 3 until I joined the Marines at 20, then moved back for 4 years after the Marines. Left 3 months before Katrina hit.

I remember his display in Harahan. I thought he lived near Lakeview.

I lived at Transcon and Vets when I moved back from the Marines.
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby Thortok2000 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:20 am

Well the ten years were from age 8 to 18 so it's not like I had much choice =P
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:16 am

I lived in Baton Rouge for four months. I went to New Orleans just about every weekend. I don't know how you stayed there for ten years, it's such a hole! :D


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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:14 am

All the stuff at that building off I-10 was gone a few years before he died. Maybe he lost it in a divorce or something. I lived (still do) between Clearview and Causeway, so I'd see it coming off the Interstate on the way from my grandma's in Cut Off. He died only a few years ago, 3 or 4?

His house was at the end of Transcontinental, I think. We'd go see the Christmas lights every year. I used to ride my bike down there and look at all the cars in the driveway, Bentleys and Ferraris and the like. Can't believe they tore the whole thing down after he died. It's just an empty lot now.


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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby txemt » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:22 am

I've been to New Orleans more times than I've been to Baton Rouge, but I could drive every road between the two with my eyes closed. I don't need Waze to tell me to get from point A to point B there.
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby Thortok2000 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:19 am

It's funny, I lived in Baton Rouge for over 10 years and in all that time I never went to New Orleans.
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby txemt » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:11 am

Remember when he bought Church's?
Remember his light display on his building off of Clearview in Harahan? (does that still go on)
He had a building at Clearview and 10 that had all of his fancy cars, racing boats, race cars, etc. I don't remember what happened to it.
I remember he died, but I can't remember when.

And yes, I lived in the New Orleans area for 20 years. If you can find it, my high school as my name in the comments section, but you'll have to look 20 miles to the west. :)
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby Thortok2000 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:36 am

Didn't know that about the apostrophe, but I grew up in Louisiana so I know people don't call it by its full name lol. I didn't even know it had a full name.
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby sketch » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:04 am

Haha, I think he was joking. Popeyes was founded in the New Orleans area, and its founder was somewhat of a local celebrity. He lived in the same suburb as me, had a house with an unreal light display every Christmas—but he died and then they tore the house down. Oh well. Txemt grew up (I believe?) around here too.

You'd never, ever hear anyone call it by its full, proper name, "Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen" around here, so it's really funny to me that someone did. It's just "Popeyes"—there's no apostrophe, even. The founder (Al Copeland) used to joke that "he couldn't afford an apostrophe" when he opened up the first restaurant in Arabi.
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Re: Jolly drivers

Postby Thortok2000 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:45 am

It's like Church's chicken.

It's a chicken place. A notch up from KFC but not that big of a notch.

Popeye's has a pretty good flavor though, can't say that much for the others.
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