". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Friday, February 27, 2009

Antoinette K-Doe

Her funeral is tomorrow, Saturday, February 28, 2009. The most hurtful part is that she might well be alive if she hadn't had to endure the horrors of the levees failure, alone, at her age, with the state of her health. The stress this put on her heart is indescribable, which is equally true for so very, very many.

Visitation for Antoinette K-Doe, who died of a heart attack early Mardi
Gras morning, is Friday, Feb. 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Mother-in-Law Lounge,
the nightclub at 1500 N. Claiborne Ave. that she transformed into a shrine to
her late husband, Ernie K-Doe.

Visitation continues Saturday, Feb. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. James
Methodist Church, 1925 Ursulines Ave.

Following an 11 a.m. funeral service at St. James, a procession moves
on to St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, where Ernie K-Doe is buried. A repast follows
from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Mid-City Lanes Rock 'n Bowl,
4133 S. Carrollton Ave.

Donations to help with funeral expenses are being accepted via the
Antoinette K-Doe Fund at Metairie Bank, or can be mailed to 2341 Metairie Road,
Metairie 70001.

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