Editor’s Note: 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.
This story revolves around the theme “The Thing is” and was recorded on September 28, 2017 at the CAC. Here, sisters Susan Gisleson and Anne Gisleson weave their stories together about their “Mardi Gras Medallion” and their dad’s favorite daiquiri along with the memories and stories those heirlooms bring.