Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on “All Things New Orleans” and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
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This was the winning story of the “Winner’s Circle” edition held at the Alvar Library on June 4, 2013 and later produced by Nina Feldman. The theme of the evening was “Famous Last Words,” and here, Annie Freitas tells of her grandparents: their good attitudes, even better looks and their parting words.