Monday, July 25, 2016

Grand Re-Opening of the Quilt Corner in Central

Paula and I tripped over to Central this morning for the Grand Re-Opening.  It might sound far,  but it really is not too far.  While it is not really "central" it is sort of on the "edge" of Baton Rouge.

The Quilt Corner moved across the wide parking lot to larger digs.  Tall ceilings and no walls made  the space feel HUGH!

The Mayor of Central and the Central Chamber of Commerce came to the Ribbon Cutting.   Margaret Chair, the owner, has the huge scissors and my friend Joni is running the cash register!

I didn't win anything, I got 10% off 3 fat quarters, perused some really nice fabric and spun the wheel  to win a postcard something or other.  I chose to leave it for others to take.

While I was fondling fabric, I talked to a quilting friend whose son was a policeman in Florida.  He and Deputy Brad Garafola grew up together and began their careers together at the East Baton Rouge Parish Deputy's office.  He was here to mourn his friend.

The third of the funerals was today.  Once again, the city shut down in stages as the procession moved through the neighborhoods Officer Montrell Jackson patrolled.  All three processions passed by what they are calling "End of Watch", the place where they were killed on Airline Hwy.

Tonight, over 70 restaurants will donated 25-30% of their sales to the Fallen Officers Fund and the officer's families to help them with costs.

There is still one officer fighting for his life, he was shot in the head and chest, I think he is still in a coma.  But I am not sure if it is medical or otherwise.

So sad.........what a waste of great men.


  1. It's good hear that tragedy spawns the good in people. We saw that during 911 but don't hear about it much anymore I'm sure it goes on but the news doesn't report it and that's a shame.

    On another note I was wondering what sort of drug they filter through the air ducts at these political conventions that transform sane level headed adults into raving lunatics acting like spoiled children.

  2. Looks like a fabulous shop! I bet it was hard not to spend lots of money!

    It is so sad to hear of the fallen officers. The families left behind will suffer for years. It is wonderful the community is coming together to help them out financially.

    There was a nut case in an adjoining town to Akron that rammed a police car head on. Don't know why he did it. The officer is in the hospital.

  3. They observe the End of Watch tradition here, too. And often the fire trucks raise their ladders across the cemetery entrance as a salute to the officers. If only so much respect could be shown to the living. . .

  4. A school friend who became a state trooper died in a car accident (probably 25 years ago) so, of course, we attended the wake and funeral. The sheer numbers of the men and women in blue attending a funeral for one of their own was unbelievable. State troopers, city police, small town cops, deputies--officers from every part of the state.


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