Recalled by her nieces Ti, Lally and nephew Alex as “Auntie Mame and then some,” Adelaide Brennan was a striking redhead who marched to her own drummer. To the younger girls, no other “older people” acted like her. They were all much more sensible, while Aunt Adelaide was the definition of glamorous—and naughty.
Part of a large, hard-working Irish clan of restaurateurs, Adelaide worked hard (late at night – she didn’t do mornings), but squeezed more fun out of each day than anyone else.
In true New Orleans fashion, she did nothing in a small way. She was always just back from some fabulous cruise, posed in full regalia at the bar of some legendary New Orleans watering hole, or carrying on in the wee hours with luminaries of the day.