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Learning dat Cajun through dem kid books

“Santa” bought Princess Whinalot (my 7 yo) Petite Rouge for Christmas. If you haven’t guessed what the book is about, go drink more coffee…lol…Cajun Red Riding Hood of course. Somehow I hadn’t been asked to read this book to her until last night when I was good and tired. A year ago, I would never […]

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Q: Are you going to Mardi Gras, Greta?

Yes, that is a question I received from a friend on Facebook (Greta Perry if you want to be my friend) last night. My Answer: “I am living Mardi Gras.” Unless you grew up here or lived here through Mardi Gras season (this is my second one), you really can’t grasp what it is (I […]

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Why Yankees Love the South

A reader and friend of mine (Mena) recently sent me some e-mails that were post-worthy. She gave me her permission to post it. Gosh, I need to stop thinking of life in “posts.” Positive thoughts are contagious! BTW(by the way) – It is Sept 30th, I am sitting in my backyard writing this, in my […]

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New Orleans Pronunciation Dilemma

Fercryingoutloud, how do you properly pronounce “New Orleans?” I researched the heck out of this mystery (one place- hey this is no stinkin term paper). It doesn’t seem that there is a right, but there certainly are wrongs. Is it Jee-na or Jen-a? Seriously, pronouncing New Orleans is about as confusing as Bostonian outsiders trying […]

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Things I’ve learned about Louisiana

Hard to believe we have only lived here a little over 7 months now. I have soaked up the culture and traditions and love learning about them each and every day. Mind you, my only experience here before our move here was a drive through Hurricane at Pat O’Breins as I traveled cross-country. * Mardi […]

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Soldiers, Katrina Survivors & PTSD

The title alone is a little overwhelming, even for me. I guess you can see where I am going with this. Gosh, I am not good at tackling serious subjects. I mean, I get them, have lived through them, surrounded myself with tons of friends, increasing the likelihood one would have a serious problem – […]

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We found our thrills…

Yep…on blueberry hill. Well, really “Blueberry Ridge” in Picayune, Mississippi. (website for all farms). My buddy, myself and our collective 6 kids headed off rise & shine to Picayune. We called around for the closer blueberry farms – but most were “picked out.” If we didn’t get lost take the scenic route – it would […]

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