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 “Born on Parole” and was recorded at Michaleopoulos Studios.
Bruce Reily tells the story of his love and life after being out on patrol, and the ingenuity he needed to make it work.