Alleluia, Lent is over! I don’t know about y’all, but I’m so glad! All you crazies that gave up drinking for Lent, welcome back, we are glad you survived but you missed out on some fun times! Of course, you don’t have to drink to have fun, but man, if it doesn’t make activities more enjoyable!
Speaking of drinking and having fun, why is it that when Boozie takes a vacay my spies think they get one too? Someone needs to be busy working; after this weekend it sounds as if everyone took a break and did some relaxing! Luckily for us, though, some folks did some relaxing and partying. So grab a cocktail and get to reading!
Ahh, Easter weekend … I feel like it is so much family time that there should be more drinking, and instead of candy in the eggs there should be miniatures and I am not talking about the kind made by Hershey’s! I need to remember that for next year, host a “miniature” egg hunt! Anyways, one of Boozie’s spies got to do both: she spent her weekend at Flora-Bama.
My spy said on Saturday night Flora-Bama was pretty crowded and it was the typical shenanigans, besides a few folks dancing on top of picnic tables. After partying all night, my spy somehow was able to return to Flora-Bama on Easter Sunday for their church service, Worship on the Water. She said it was nice and the weather was beautiful, but it was even nicer after the service, when they celebrated with bushwackers turned into Easter bunnies with marshmallows!
If these aren’t the cutest things, then I don’t know what is! I need that Easter bunny to stop at my house, and I expect these to be served next Easter, Flora-Bama!
Hearts are breaking all over the city, as one of Mobile’s most eligible bachelorettes, FOX 10’s Chasity Byrd, got hitched to her beau, Robbie Riddick, on Saturday, April 8.
My spy said the bride looked stunning. And the junior bridesmaids were “adorable.”
It was a “short Methodist ceremony” and then everyone was off to the Bragg-Mitchell mansion for the fun part – the reception. All of the FOX 10 crew was there including her Studio 10 co-host, Joe Emer, and evening anchors Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon, among others. Proving rivals can be friends, WPMI’s Andrea Ramey was also in attendance. I’m told the food by Alec Naman was spot on and included chargrilled oysters and oyster shooters. Yum! After a honeymoon in Jamaica, Chasity will be right back on your TV screens. We wish the happy couple all the best!
A life well lived
Billy Kimbrough, former U.S. Attorney during the Carter Administration and a well-respected attorney, died recently. He was also the father of well-known musician Will Kimbrough and artist Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough. The funeral saw many notable federal and state judges, politicians and friends.
My spy tells me the family also received condolence calls from Emmylou Harris (Will is about to join her on tour) and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Billy was active in politics, and at the service Rev. Stephen Dill revealed Billy cast the deciding vote allowing African-Americans to join the Democratic Party.
Family and friends gathered afterward to celebrate as only a Kimbrough would — with a big party. Will sang his song “Life,” which was his father’s favorite. The party lasted well into the evening, and I hear a lively group of out-of-town family made it to the drag show at B-Bob’s.
Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or just some plain ol’ bushwacker bunny lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!