We here at A Pleasant House, have many visitors.
Some are actual 3-D flesh and blood humans that come for a visit.
Most have an idea about what they want to see and do.
Some need a little inspiration.
Others could make some BIG mistakes if it weren’t for
our my guidance.
Case In Point:
“I want to see Storyville!”
“Storyville? Are you sure?”
“Yea. I hear it’s charming and so much fun!”
“Maybe if you were a sailor in 1900.”
“Oh Cheryl. You’re so funny. I love to sail.”
“A SAILOR. In 1900. Not S-a-i-l-i-n-g.”
“The kid’s will love it.”
“The kid’s? Maybe the husband, but the kid’s probably shouldn’t know about Storyville.”
“But I’ve heard about the great rides?”
“I’m not sure how to respond to that.”
“Let’s go. Kids…..”
“I better drive.”
Storyville– (1897-1917) New Orleans’ historic Red Light district encompassing a 38 block area and many great rides (if ‘ya know what I mean). The price of admission was every STD you can imagine. In 1897, the City of New Orleans, spearheaded by City Councilman Sidney Story, found a ‘loophole’ around the legalization of prostitution by not so much ‘legalizing’ it, but by stating that in this specific area it just wasn’t illegal. When it was discovered that 80% of the fleet stationed here during WWI was frothing from every orafice, the area and it’s business’, were deemed a national security threat, and closed down.
Probably not suitable for children.
On the other hand…
Storyland– ( 1950-present day) New Orleans historic Children’s Park built by master Mardi Gras float builders featuring dozens of Mother Goose display’s and over 21 mechanical rides.
Probably what she meant.