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A warm rainy day greeted us as we arose and prepared for Mr Okra’s funeral. The legendary singing produce man, born Arthur J Robinson on June 8, 1943, passed away in New Orleans last week.

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Time to throw a party.

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Heavy showers halted moments before the visitation began at Marigny Opera House. As the wooden doors to the funeral venue were flung open, the sun suddenly beamed down, and a trumpet player began bleating down the block toward the railroad tracks.

It was one of those golden moments that happens every so often in our lovely city.

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Mr Okra Second Line

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“Ain’t no joy like a Ninth Ward boy.” Mr Okra

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