Cajun

June 16, 2011 at 12:44 pm (Uncategorized)

As most of you know, Chris and I broke up last Thursday. Don’t feel bad. It is a good thing for both of us and we are still very good friends. However, we now have the tedious task of untangling our lives that have been growing together for five years. So last Saturday when it was 74 degrees out, I took advantage of the house not being a million degrees and started boxing stuff up. I was doing very good until I found a bunch of pictures. Most of them were from Indiana, but there were little pockets of Virginia pictures. And that’s when I came across this:

This is a picture of Kristen, Shelley, me, and Heather with one of our oldest regulars Cajun. Cajun passed away about 7 years ago. It was a very surreal moment when he came to the bar and told us he was dying and that he would be moving back down to New Orleans to spend the rest of his time on earth. When Cajun would come into the bar, you always groaned a little bit. He was cranky and picky and sometimes just plain mean and rude. If there was too much head on a beer, he sent it back. Or if it sat too long and the head of the beer disolved, he would make you top it off. But every once in a while, Cajun would crack a joke or say something that just made you laugh your ass off. As much as any one of us groaned when seeing Cajun, deep down we all loved him. We loved his attitude and gave it right back to him which he loved even more.

This picture also made me reflect a lot. At that time, all four of us girls were bartending at Glory Days, the place that brought us together. As of just a few weeks ago, none of us work there. We all have big girl jobs and big girl homes. I’m just so proud of how each one of us has grown as people and yet still managed to stay very close despite miles and miles between some of us. There isn’t anything that one of us wouldn’t do for the other and I’m proud to call these girls my friends. Here’s to all being back in Virginia one day and here’s to Cajun may he rest in peace!

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