Thursday, July 03, 2008

Rest in peace, Lois McFarland

Rick Rowe, Lois McFarland
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Martha McFarland has notified us that "My mother, Lois McFarland, passed away yesterday afternoon, July 1, 2008.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday July 5, at Kings Highway Christian Church, at 100 pm.

On Friday, July 4, we will be receiving family and friends at my house at 2909 Bolch Street, Shreveport, La from 600 - 800 pm. After the service, we will be meeting back at my house for conversation and remembering my mother.

If you would wish to call, my number is 318-470-1838."

On behalf of the krewe I have written to Martha, "Please accept my condolences for your loss of your mother, Lois. She was an elegant lady and a great help to the Blanc et Noir Marching Society in its inaugural season.

She worked sweetly and diligently to email the membership. She was part of the workshop movement that resulted in hand-made costumes for most of the krewe. She loved those narrow-brimmed hats and looked good in them!

Lois and I met before dawn one cold January morning to meet Rick Rowe and the Channel 3 early show. Alongside the Krewe de BBQ, we were interviewed in the cold wind and went to our cars to warm ourselves between segments. Alas, she got ill. But she had a good time meeting and greeting people on that frigid morning.

We pause to remember this lovely person."