Monday, October 27, 2008

Voices from the Midway

Curley Richard, 12 (the taller of the two boys in the photo bottom left), and his brother Jeremy Carroll, 11, were born and raised in Opelousas, and come to Yambilee every year. They like the parade best and the carnival second best. Curley explained, “It’s the place to talk to girls. I like girls.” Joe Miller, 74 (bottom right), is the retired owner of a carnival company and he likes to check out other carnivals in his free time; he prefers the Delcambre Shrimp and Erath 4th of July festivals to Yambilee, but this festival was still a homecoming: he was excited to visit with Yambilee King Lloyd Price, with whom Joe had served in the Army and hadn’t seen in the half century since.

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