Most recently I tapped my mouse pad in the upper left corner and the cursor froze in place. Then, of course, I remembered my daughter telling me not to do that, but couldn’t remember how to undo it. So I tried a few things before resorting to my old faithful, unplugging and replugging.
Now things are working just fine, but not before I put in a long distance call to my daughter to ask her what to do. She wasn’t home, but I’m sure we’ll talk later.
This morning I put my kayak in the river and spent a while pushing water hyacinths out far enough to be caught in the current and away from my dock. The rope with floats is working fine but on the open side the lilies had really piled up.
Not nearly as much, however, as at the Belle River bridge. I don’t know why, but nobody has been even attempting to push the plants through the bridge, so they’re stacked up half way back to my house.
This weekend there was quite a bit of boat traffic, but I think it was mostly either vessels which were on the north side of the bridge, or ones small enough to pass under the bridge abutments where there might have been some clear water.
A friend died this weekend of brain cancer. He had been fighting it for months, even going to California for special treatment, but not long ago was told there was nothing more to be done. This makes the third person I know in Assumption Parish who died of brain cancer and a fourth is still in treatment.
And my hummingbird feeder is being used by hummingbirds at last. The purple martins gathered in great numbers two days ago on my big bird house, and I haven’t seen them since. I guess they had a farewell party to make sure the kids know where to come back next spring.
I was unable to take a picture, but Charlotte Ratcliff called to say her son had passed the Belle River walking trail site and saw some people actually catching some fish in the pond there. It’s a landlocked pond, until the water gets really high, and it’s not very nice water – black, stagnant and contains at least two small alligators, and apparently some fish.
The lunch for Lower St. Martin seniors will be Friday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stephensville Elementary School gym.
There will be door prizes and bingo. I have a sneaking feeling that I might have previously said this event would be on a Saturday so please take note. FRIDAY, July 27.
You don’t have to be a food box recipient to attend, although this might be a good place to find out if you qualify. Just ask me. I’ll be there.
I attended a breakfast recently which hosted District 17 Senators Troy Brown and Rick Ward. Sen. Brown did most of the talking since most of Assumption is his territory. Sen. Ward represents a part of Assumption but more of St. Martin and others.
Both seemed to agree that what you read about in the papers shouldn’t be taken as set in stone. Actual events are more fluid, they said. And they both seemed to agree that current political stances, if I’m saying that right, are strongly influenced by the campaigning going on. After Nov. elections, things can be a lot different.
Brown spoke a bit on the voucher program which may not affect Assumption Parish much. District 17 Representatives Harrison and St. Germain were absent. I wish Ward had spoken more but he told me he felt Brown’s information was more pertinent to this parish.
Teche News’ Lower St. Martin correspondent, Linda Cooke, can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.