This morning we received one of those phone calls that no one ever wants. One of our dear New Orleans friends passed away during the night. That’s him on the right in the picture above. Del was our captain when we first got involved with the NOLA Wenches. He was one of those larger-than-life characters who lived life to the very fullest, sucking the marrow from the bone of every moment.
Del, along with his precious partner, Beth, chose to make New Orleans his home and embraced it with a fervor that was truly inspiring. A costumer-extraordinaire, New Orleans was the perfect place for him to display his talents. He was always planning some activity for all his willing cohorts. And there were usually jello shots, an art he had perfected.
As we mourn our friend, David and I are all the more determined to live our lives to the fullest, embracing each moment, trying new things, eschewing fear, loving on our friends and family, and squeezing every drop of joy out of life. After receiving the sad news this morning, David posted the following status update on Facebook: