#2,422 Date Night for 42 Years.
by Erin Napier
I was tickled by the fact that mama texted me this afternoon to see if Ben and I wanted to meet them after work for an anniversary dinner downtown since she and daddy are celebrating 42 years together. These people DO NOT go out for dinner on a weeknight. Ever. Ever. I was stunned. I wasn’t sure it was serious. But there they were, across from us for dinner at The Loft, having grilled shrimp, Daddy talking about how that end of Central Avenue “is starting to feel kinda like the French Quarter did back in the 70s when it was clean and nice.” Mama said, “I don’t remember New Orleans being clean in the 70s.”
It was a really fun and unexpected date night.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!