Aunt Leona in New Orleans, 1931

Aunt Leona didn't like the cold of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and got out. She married Derb Wright who became the city editor of the New Orleans Times Picayune.

Leona became a prominent hostess and splendid cook and had wonderful stories about the Longs: Huey, Earl and Blanche. She was always the smartest one in the family and could repeat word for word what you said a year ago.

When Derb succumbed to a Heart Attack, she moved up to La Crosse to keep house for Uncle Claude. Nobody tried twice to fool Leona. She cared for me during the years when my mother was ill.

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