Author: Dan A Ellis
"My N'awlins - My Memoirs" tells all about New Orleans in addition to reflecting my personal journey that began in the 1930s. I relate all the activities and places I encountered with the inclusion of hundreds of photographs and many graphic items that add to the stories that are contained in more than 40 chapters.There are many slants to New Orleans. It is an old city by comparison to other places in the United States. Its origination was with the French and then the Spanish before Andy Jackson beat the hell out of the British in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815.For anyone having lived in New Orleans for even a short time, -after leaving, they develop a nostalgia to return if only for a visit. I lived there all my life until I practically gave it up in 1995. I still have a lot of family living there and in the surrounding areas. Even though I have little yearning to return, or to visit, I do have a strong nostalgia and remembrance for how it WAS.Of the various concepts of New Orleans, the one I like best is "The City that Care Forgot." The excitement and entertainment charm that existed until the 1980s will be long missed and never forgotten.Unfortunately, Much of what I know has been lost forever . . . but as life goes on, new breeds and new cultures will relish what they are able to sort from a new New Orleans, which can never compare with My N'awlins!