Note from the author: This originally ran in The Tribune in August 2013. Over the past few years, more people have approached me about this column than any other I’ve ever written. So, I therefore present for your reading pleasure a command performance of “Gator Boy and the Bikini Mama.” – M.B.
Our summer vacation ended this week with the return of the Bird bunch to school. This week, I paused to reflect for a moment on the summer just past.
The summer of 2013 began with a family vacation across the western Gulf coast – an exciting endeavor in our Ford Econoline. We traveled back and forth across Louisiana and Mississippi for several days.