Thirty-five years ago, I needed a place to park my mobile home. Someone at work told my about Brusly, La. The directions to Brusly were to cross new bridge, head towards Plaquemine, La., take a right at the light and go all the way down to the oak tree. There was the trailer park.
Guess what! I haven't left that sleepy little town. That was 1974 and now in 2008, it is not a sleepy town any longer. It has really grown but the people have stayed the same.
If you talk to people and ask where you live and I tell them Brusly, they ask front or back Brusly. Back Brusly is across the tracks and home to a 400 year old oak tree. I would like to know how may directions have been given using this oak tree as a directional piece. What would the tales be if this old oak with its wavering limbs could talk.
Brusly has a country town feel to it but close enough to Baton Rouge for the city life. It is located ten minutes from downtown Baton Rouge and 15 minutes to LSU. You can even sit in your back yard and see the fireworks on the fourth of July or just view the Mississippi River Bridge at night with its beautiful lights. Sometimes, if the wind is blowing the right way, you can hear the horns of the river boats on the Mississippi.
The people of Brusly are kind, caring and come together for a cause. If someone is in need, a group will head up a fund raiser, or if you are ill, they will bring you soup. Can you thinl of a better place to live?
Brusly is like "CHEERS". Everyone knows your name!