Thursday, October 16, 2008

An Army General, Entertaining and Funny?

Every heard of this fellow?  You Southern girls may recognize him, especially if you are from New Orleans.  This is Ret. Army General Russell Honore.  He was sent by President Bush to the water covered region to lead the Joint Task Force after Hurricane Katrina.  He was responsible for coordinating the military relief efforts in the water-soaked Gulf Coast.  Remember Mayor Nagin referring to him as the "John Wayne dude"?  

I heard him speak the other night.  He was surprisingly funny, entertaining, and insightful.   I have embeded a video clip from YouTube.  This is from a talk he gave at Coca-Cola.  It's not the same talk I heard, but similar.  Watch the entire thing if you are interested, if not, at least catch the first minute or so introduction.  It's funny and tells you a great deal about his personality.  Enjoy!        

One take away quote from the night was, "God gave you two hands for a reason.  One to take care of yourself, and the other to help others."  Now that's a good one! 

Now, more along our usual line, a few Louisianna lovelies for you to enjoy:


  1. What a great post. Incorporating your love for our country and interiors, love it!

  2. haven't seen the clip yet, but am drooling over that entry!

  3. That is great saying that we should all take to heart. I was so excited when I saw the spread in Southern Accents on Blackberry Farm. I do love those Southern shelter magazines...
    and I do want to go visit Blackberry Farm.

    Those address stickers and bookplates are just a hint at all the wonderful things Felix Doolittle has on this site.

  4. Isn't it fun when you connect with someone you didn't necessarily expect?

    And as usual, your interior design pics are swoon-worthy!

  5. Just watched some of the clip...he is very entertaining!

    Also I was just checking out some of your older posts and saw the ones from Blackberry Farm -- I live very close to Blackberry Farm. I have not had the privilege of going yet but do have a hat and a t-shirt from there from a friend who went! She brought back a cookbook etc. and her pictures were amazing!