NEW ORLEANS - Through my childhood people constantly asked me if I was related to Bobby Hebert. Sometimes I had a little fun with that, but no, we're not related, as far as I know anyway.
Like many New Orleanians, I have many fond memories of City Park. I remember visiting Storyland and many years later taking pictures with my cousin's children in the same places we took them as kids.
Speaking of cousins, I have many! Every year we got together for a corn boil at my great grandparents house. We would pick corn from their backyard in Westwego.
Dancing was my favorite hobby and a big part of my life here in New Orleans. I loved competing at the Theater of Performing Arts and the Lowes Theater and later dancing at NOCCA and Jesuit.
And I always looked forward to summers, riding in the boat through the back of Lafitte and going skiing in Lake Salvador.
The Fairgrounds has a special place in my heart. Every year my family celebrates my mother's birthday there. For her 50th we had a purse named after her.
Of course I have Mardi Gras memories, dressing up every year and making Mardi Gras floats out of shoe-boxes - marching in Bacchus with Jesuit High School and riding as a maid in Argus.
And don't we all remember Morgas and Chopsley. I didn't really care for the movies in between, but we would tape them, and I would fast forward to see what was going on in the Old City Ice House.
Finally, some of my most cherished memories are at Christmas in the Oaks, as it was called. That was also where my husband and I had our first date back in 2001.