THE ONE RED BEAN
A visit from my late sister
"I received a unique, comforting message from my late sister Rose in the form of
one red bean."
My dear sister, Rose, passed away on 22 March 2016. We were very close. Her passing devastated me for quite a long time. To this day, I still grieve for her.
We were born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana surrounded by great Cajun cooks. Our mother and grandmother were expert cooks who taught Rose well. She always paid close attention to the preparation of our favorite family dishes. I didn't. Gumbo, spicy jambalaya or other famous New Orleans dishes frequently graced our family table.
I will always remember how thoughtful Rose was. When I was in the Army, I would take leave to go to New Orleans to visit her for Mardi Gras where we had so ...