I take issue with the use of the word "teaster" in several different places; while that is its pronunciation, the correct spelling of the word is "tester," which comes from the Medieval Latin testrum, meaning a canopy or covering.
Tutwiler also refers to numerous pieces of furniture which were allegedly "made by New Orleans cabinetmaker Prudent Mallard;" it has been established for some time now that Mallard was a retailer, not a cabinetmaker. The inventory from his succession reveals no cabinetmaking tools or supplies; Mallard imported the furniture for which he is renowned.
Furthermore, reference is made to the kitchen cabinets, sink and drainboard being "original to the house." While these features may have been present when the house was purchased, they are hardly original elements from the 1840s. During the antebellum period, the kitchen was located in a separate building, and the room which is now the kitchen then served as the summer dining room.
Finally, and in the most glaring error of all, Tutwiler refers to Albania as the house that Miss Emily "could not afford to keep up." Anyone who has the most passing acquaintance with this family knows that this is most definitely not the case, and while respecting the privacy which Miss Emily valued so, it is pertinent to note that she left over $1.2 million in cash bequests at the time of her death (a matter of public record), which does not even begin to address the value of the remainder of her estate. For those of us who actually had the honor of knowing her, Miss Emily was one of the greatest ladies this state has ever produced, and to imply that penury was the cause of Albania's state is an insult to her memory and reputation. People do what they like with their property, and it is not for others to speculate why or attribute causes, when they know not from whence they speak.
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Friday's Blogs from the Bog!
The Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider on Tuesday a revised plan to the transform a block in Downtown Lafayette into a mixed-use residential-retail-commercial development that doesn’t include giving title to the property to the Lafayette Public Trust Finance Authority, an arrangement the council rejected earlier this month.
Trying to combat the national undertones of Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu is traveling the state this week on a sort of pork celebration tour, telling voters about the projects and aid she's delivered to Louisiana.
Ever thought that big, pink Gulf coast shrimp you ordered at the restaurant or bought from the store didn't taste juicy or salty enough? Maybe it wasn't from the Gulf.
The state treasurer won't sign financial documents needed for $200 million in borrowing or for a refinancing of existing debt until he believes they accurately explain the surplus disagreement.
Bill Cassidy voted for 97 percent of the bills signed by Barack Obama.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on her campaign bus tour.
A New Iberia man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 4-year-old girl and scalding her 3-year-old brother.
A district judge decided Wednesday against sanctioning attorney/school board candidate Dawn Morris for her behind-the-scenes role in a lawsuit against Mark Cockerham.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler says Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration may have improperly destroyed records in the state employee health insurance program, in the middle of a heavily-criticized rewrite of benefit plans.
Paper cites the former ADA's "experience as a prosecutor, his demonstrated integrity, and his ideas for reshaping the [DA's] office" in urging voters to support Keith Stutes Nov. 4.
Louisiana officials have sent a letter to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene un-inviting members of the group who have recently been to ebola-affected West African countries from attending the group’s annual conference in New Orleans next week.
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have to find a way to win on the road if they plan to take over first place in the NFC South.
"It is obvious that Louisiana economic performance has not outperformed the South or the United States as a whole and, in fact, has substantially underperformed..."
A state district judge said he will rule Friday on a preliminary injunction to keep some charter schools from receiving $60 million through Louisiana's public school financing formula.
Saints fans were to gather, make merry, eat/drink compliments of a new Downtown group and watch the Saints beat Carolina and claim 1st place in the NFC South. But...
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram doesn't see his dramatic spike in production as any sort of validation.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing off one last time with her two main Republican challengers before next week's election.
He’s pulling for Knezek and Hidalgo on his end of the parish but issued endorsements in three other districts as well.
Off a narrow gravel road running between a handful of mostly abandoned lots near a Mississippi River levee, down past sprawling oak trees and thick weeds, a lectern framed by banana trees has been set up in front of three short rows of folding chairs.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to New Orleans this weekend to stir up voter support for Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Saints coach Sean Payton has spent much of his team's erratic season trying to build his players up.
The Daily Advertiser has weighed in on this year's LPSB elections with nine endorsements.