About Arlette

For those of you who would like to know something about me, I was born and raised in New Orleans. I am a French and Spanish Creolé. My family settled in New Orleans in 1834.

When I was eighteen, I began modeling and I loved it. It was shortly after World War II and it was time for beautiful clothes to come back. I was lucky to be able to wear the best high fashions that were all the rage at the time. I modeled until I was in my late fifties. I was also married to a career Naval Officer who was a pilot. I have three children and six grandchildren.

I loved being a stay-at-home mom. I loved being with my children; to me it was always fun. I loved my life as a Naval Officer's wife with all the moving and never knowing where we would live when we got there.

Other things I love, beside reading and writing, include old movies. And I do mean old--some date back to when I was a child in the 1930s. I have 1,300 old movies in VHS and DVD formats in my library. I love the music of the big bands, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and so many others. I love spending time at the pool where I work on my tan and read.

And--I dearly love my hometown, New Orleans. There's an old saying, "You can take a native out of New Orleans, but you can't take New Orleans out of a native."







Arlette Gaffrey

Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Model, Author