Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
This story was told on June 3, 2014 at 915 North Dupre Street, and later produced by Karen Gardner. The theme of the evening was “Family Matters”. Here, James Hamilton learns how someone loses their hero, and then eventually loses his own.