Cut and fry okra in bacon grease. Add onion, celery, green pepper. Blend in the flour and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly and vegetables are tneder. Add tomatoes, Worchestershire, cloves, chili pwd, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme parsley water and shrimp* (may substitute or add other seafood as available--the best gumbo I every ate included fresh crab, shrimp, and red fish--). Simmer one to two hours. Serve over rice.
(This recipe from my former sister-in-law, Sandee Hunt, who was a great cook.)