Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Sep 10 12:35:00 UTC 2009

I think Ellen went to high school at least in a New Orleans suburb --
I'm trying to remember which one: either Kenner or Metairie. I
believe she also lived in New Orleans for a bit (a New Orleans friend
remembers Ellen showing up at her brother's band gigs to check out
the girls).

---Amy West

>Date:    Wed, 9 Sep 2009 13:47:04 -0400
>From:    Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
>Subject: Re: shawty
>Well, Ellen [sic] is a native of East Texas, born in Palestine, reared
>in Karnak, IIRC, a "suburb" - I apply this term laughingly - of my own
>birthplace of Marshall. It's difficult to scrub the regional or ethnic
>schmutz out of your speech entirely.

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