You gotta love Tin Patin and O’Neal Guidry. Those two together could be a hazard to Breaux Bridge.
O’Neal is a commissioner of elections in town. One day of election Tin was the first voter to come in. After voting, he told the commissioners he was treating and asked them all what they wanted to eat that day. Well, being he was treating and they thought his gesture was a welcome offer, O’Neal, pour fais un farce chose a steak and the others also wanted gumbo and other delicate foods. As Tin was leaving the precinct, he told them he was going to have his granddaughter make delivery around noon.
At 11:30 his granddaughter arrived with a box of food like he promised. Their taste buds were going wild working over time until they opened that box and found it reeked of bologna sandwiches.
Paula Bonin is reliable and trustworthy and energetic in search of more houses to clean in the St. Martinville and New Iberia areas. Call her at 517-5823. Maybe you need your house cleaned once a week, or you know someone looking for help.
Before I started driving trucks in the 1970’s, house cleaning was what I did up and down the Herman Dupuis Road.
When my truck would start, I’d drive, when it wouldn’t, I’d walk the few miles there and back. I needed exercise anyway.
I’d try to be home to cook supper for my girls when the bus would drop them off.
The smell of cooking was always a welcome home feeling for them.
I loved my job, and that’s the same type of work that Paula does.
My daughter, Tina, has been cleaning houses for many years. During her son, Chris’, twelve years of school, she dedicated her mornings to bring him to school jour après semaine après mois et année, pick him up afterwards bringing him back home. In that time the same applied for her little girl Tamra.
So Tina was able to schedule work around her kid’s education and still help provide for them. That is one of the countless reasons her husband, Chene Resweber, loves my Tina so much.
Baja’s Linda Cooke sure sees action down there in the Belle River area. Reading her column is an adventure, almost like you’re down there with her.
My grandson’s garden is sprouting and looks like everything we’ve planted is breaking the soil.
I picked new grown parsley for my butter beans today. Fresh grown produce is tastier then store bought. We planted potatoes three weeks ago and yesterday I went by the Fruit Stand on the corner of Berard and Mills and picked some that are sprouting for planting. Noah is keeping tabs on the progress of the garden reports.
Be sure to plan for the Atchafalaya Basin Festival on Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Henry Guidry Park in Henderson. It’s an exciting event and you’ll not get bored or hungry.
Another little bit of Magdalen: Do you know how blessed you are to live in this place called Acadiana? There is no other place on earth God could have placed our people. Our Ancestors were a “Throw Away People.” Their faith helped them conquer many hardships. Together they trusted God would provide, and He did.
Magdalen goes on to say she tries to use her genealogy as a window into the links of these wonderful ancestors, whose stories Thelma tells her and also shares with her cousin, her children and grandchildren.
I will finish her beautiful story next week.
Cool weather is coming to Butte La Rose, our festival, Thanksgiving next and then Christmas time’s a coming!
Amètie à tout, Cousine Hélène, 228-1714. Share a humorous story with us at email@example.com.