This month, Klein talks in tongue-in-cheek fashion about high tech home surveillance systems. After poking fun at all the different gadgets, he finally gets one company to install a fancy system to protect his wife Cassandra while he might be away. At the end, his wife says she feels safer but is thinking about buying a gun. Klein ends by saying he is thinking about sleeping outside.
I keep thinking of St. Martinville, a town with a population of 7,000, with more than 30,000 visitors for Mardi Gras. I’m really glad I wasn’t there. I understand the cellular tower was so swamped, that nobody’s phone worked. Almost like here when it rains!
I Skyped with both my granddaughters yesterday. One was sitting on a Los Angeles street corner while her boyfriend made a sketch of something for a class. The other was sitting a bit bleary eyed in her parent’s house while her father teased us all with bits of homemade biscuits. I just wish I could get more of my family to use Skype.
The weather has been just gorgeous, don’t you think?
I’ve turned the soil in my garden boxes, added fertilizer and am considering putting in some veggies soon. I have four inch tall tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and some flowers in flats.
I have two bell pepper plants still producing in the garden, and some mustard and parsley.
My sister sent me a wonderful plant catalog from Logees. They specialize in exotics and some of the pictured specimens are beautiful. And expensive! I always check the planting zones given and notice that while some catalogs show that I live in Zone 9, quite a few of the plants specify Zone 8 or 10, but grow here anyway.
I think Belle River is pretty strongly influenced by the water all around, allowing some things to grow here that normally would only survive farther south, like south Florida.
If the quantity and speed of the vehicles passing my house at 6:30 a.m. the past few days is an indication, crawfish are being found somewhere in the spillway. I’ve also noticed that several of the crawfish buying stands on Hwy. 70, going toward Pierre Part, are actively open for business.
If a library near you ever hosts the RELIC (Readings in Literature and Culture) program, try to attend if you can. The Assumption Parish main library in Napoleonville is holding weekly seminars led by Prof. Charles Elliott. The topic this year is the Louisiana Purchase.
I’ve only been able to attend one seminar but I’m reading the two assigned books – “A Wilderness So Immense” and “Undaunted Courage.” A description of New Orleans in the first book told of the great fire in 1788, which burned 856 of the towns 1,000 buildings. Another fire in 1794 burned 212 buildings. NOLA was made of wood and it didn’t take much to get a fire going.
An amusing comment was made that when Spain was in control of NOLA, at one point the Spanish government curried favor with John Jay by giving him an Arabian stallion. George Washington got a jackass!
A deputy told me some time back that Hwy. 70, between Belle River and Stephensville, was going to be paved soon. “Soon” surely isn’t soon. The highway is terrible. The patches are becoming holes.
Nothing new on the Belle River recreation site. I think they’re still working on the electricity problem, but I sure wish something would happen.
I see people walking on the trail daily, even though you have to make quite a few rounds to equal a mile.
I am so ready to have a nice, clean place to distribute commodities, hold birthday parties, or have a small wedding reception.
Teche News’ Lower St. Martin correspondent, Linda Cooke, can be e-mailed at email@example.com.