Friday, November 2, 2018

Oh My Gourd! {Halloween: Sweatin' to the Oldies}

This is an "Oh My Gourd!"  OH MY GOD! post if there ever was one. On Halloween, the teachers dressed as famous New Orleanians to honor New Orleans 300th year, its Tricentennial. The one I chose was none other than New Orleans own, Milton Teagle Simmons aka Richard Simmons.

Ruthie the Duck Lady

Elsie the Cow

Growing up in the French quarter of New Orleans, where lard was a food group and dessert mandatory, Richard weighed 268 pounds when he graduated high school. An entrepreneur at a tender age, Simmons sold pralines on New Orleans street corners where he learned to charm and entertain his customers. After trying everything from bizarre diets to laxatives, Simmons took control of his weight by adopting a lifestyle of balance, moderate eating and exercise.

Not many students know who Richard Simmons is, but the parents certainly do. Richard was a HIT!

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Sweatin' to the Oldies, y'all!


  1. Oh my God, Ron, what a perfect costume!

  2. This made me laugh Ron! Love the costume. I had forgotten Richard Simmons was from NOLA!

  3. Good morning, Ron! Love your costume! Richard Simmons is such a NOLA icon! I think I still have his exercise videos--might have to pull them out and start working out with him! Have a great day! xoxo


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