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 was told at the Winners’ Circle edition of Bring Your Own, on February 26th, 2014. Here, Jeanie Riess remembers the days working for a local paper in the Mississippi Delta, and mixing work and play.