Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that you are with the ones you love, gathered around a large table eating and drinking merrily!
Aioli Dinner, George Rodrigue, 1971
This painting, while not about Thanksgiving, reminds me of a few holiday's spent at my grandparents in New Iberia. Our typical holiday routine was for my paternal side of the family to come to New Orleans to celebrate with my maternal side, so it was the best of both worlds. But the holidays spent in New Iberia ring in my mind just like this painting {minus the plantation} but full of an older generation gathering around telling tales many of which were in Cajun French.

For more info on this painting check out Wendy Rodrigue's blog.

1 comment:

  1. LaLa:
    This is my favorite painting by George! It really captures many things I remember about growing up in New Iberia. Thanks for sharing with everyone. I am glad you remember those holidays in New Iberia - you were very young!


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