Notes from the Field: New Orleans

Posted on: November 20th, 2007 by Walter Gallas 1 Comment

Mrs. Mildred Bennett, seated, her daughter behind her and her grandaughter giving her a kiss on move-in day, October 3.Mildred Bennett’s extended family came together on Friday for a joyous celebration of her life and influence. I was asked to say a few words at the funeral service on behalf of the National Trust and the Preservation Resource Center. After the funeral service, the hearse and the procession slowly passed her house on Dauphine on the way to the cemetery.

That afternoon and into the evening the house was filled with family and friends and kids underfoot, the backyard was jammed with tables and chairs, and the kitchen was filled with food.

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One Response

  1. Sarah

    November 21, 2007

    This is sad news but I am so glad to hear that she was finally able to return to her home. Back in March of 2006, a group of us from the University of Oregon helped Mrs. Bennett’s grandson clean out his home that is just down the street from her house. My thoughts are with him and the rest of the family.