Two Men, Two Pits and a Blog




Rising from the murky waters of Louisiana there is hope. Resilience. Tho the tempest has howled, and the floods have washed much asunder, it will not wash away the human spirit, nor the ability to carry on. This photo was just too fantastic not to share. We do not know who these guys are, but a tip of the BBQ Tongs of Gold Award to these Gentlemen of the Grill. Comrades of the Coals. And Patrons of the Pit. In the words of Kipling, “You have kept your wits about you when all others are losing theirs“. Bless you, and prayers for drier days. Amen.


12 responses

  1. I use to live in Baton Rouge and my heart’s been broken for days now BUT this made me smile…a LOT. Thanks!

    August 18, 2016 at 10:07 am

    • Isn’t it a great picture! Love it. I’ve got many relatives in Louisiana, so, the news from down there goes a little deep for me too.

      Take care!

      August 18, 2016 at 10:14 am

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  3. What a great photo!

    August 18, 2016 at 11:46 am

  4. Wow: makes one want to (somehow) get them some more meat and charcoal for the whole neighborhood.

    August 18, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    • Indeed. I’m sure they wouldn’t turn it down. Quite the challenging circumstances down there. And I must admire their pluck!

      August 18, 2016 at 6:34 pm

  5. Somebody’s gotta feed the Cajun Navy. ( A group of men with boats who are going out to take supplies and rescue people and animals from the floods. I saw an article on them this morning. It’s unofficial but they have plans on making it official.)

    August 18, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    • Man, cool story. The Cajun Navy. That’s got a ring to it! Yeah, it’s a mess down there sounds like. Going to take a long time to recover from this one.

      August 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm

  6. Thanks for sharing. I’m praying with you!

    August 18, 2016 at 8:08 pm

  7. Barbecuing with waders on! Kind of reminds me of one old friend who has to strap on his snow boots to grill half of the year up there in Minnesota. I reckon the meat is just as good when cooked by men wearing waders, snow boots, or flip-flops like we do down here in Ecuador. Life is good!

    Great picture!

    August 20, 2016 at 9:06 am

    • Nice observation, John in Ecuador!

      Yup, the meat is good regardless, I’m sure. All three places you described require attention to detail, a modicum of grilling prowess, and a degree of passion for minding the coals. In the end, there’s just something about BBQ that will keep a pit jockey on his toes.

      At any rate, have a good one John and Mary! Blessings.

      August 22, 2016 at 9:01 am

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