The Back to the Butte fundraiser will begin at 10 a.m. on July 23, with the Pledge of Allegiance and God bless America. Dave Baudoin and I will play ahead of the other scheduled bands. The 3 p.m. Mass will be held on the porch by Fr. Lawrence, and we’ll have a choir. We need help distributing yard signs, call Gary Simon, 257-2444.
Hey Johanna, God works in mysterious ways. He sends some one to reach me with a message of inspiration when I’m down, like at this time. Thank you for memories of Papa and my siblings. Their lives were so hard, but they had each other, poor in material things, yet rich in love. God bless you and I’m glad to make you cry, you have a heart. Tes si bonne, merci.
She wrote: “Helen, every Mass I go to and you are singing and playing your guitar, makes me cry. I know of the hardship you have been through, I was there and witnessed your wonderful kind father take care of you and your siblings.
“I remember going to Mass and seeing your father get there with all his beautiful children following behind him and filling up the whole pew, and then some. I went through hard times with my poor mother, who was always sick, and I too had a father who was the heart of our family.
“He was both mother and father to me and my baby sister. He was our hero. But I just want you to know that you inspire so many people with your beautiful voice that reaches our souls. Thank you for being the person you are, God has definitely blessed you. Love you Helen and may God continue to bless you, your friend in Christ Jesus, Johanna Latiolais Badon.”
You have a pet to get rid of? Suppose you drive to the pet shelter to drop it off, don’t drop it off here. Country folks don’t necessarily want it either, so it becomes a nuisance in the neighborhood. The sheriff’s office sends the animal rescue unit, it’s a lot of unnecessary trouble.
Please heed when the state has a burn ban in effect, this includes Butte La Rose. Please don’t come to the country to burn your trash and by all means don’t build a bonfire then leave it unattended. If you can’t do it in your community, don’t do it in ours. Volunteers from the Breaux Bridge Fire Department had to come and put out your fire. These volunteer firemen have jobs too.
Next time y’all go by Nanny’s on Grand Point please say “hey” to Natalie, Renella and Coletta.
Joyce Guilbeaux and her husband Jimmie are so kind, they gave me at least quatre gallon des figues last week. I am so grateful. I’d have gone pick, but Joyce wouldn’t let. I prepared them for jar canning, but instead froze them. I cooked a quart last night in a covered Pyrex bowl in the microwave. I put a forth cup water and a cup of sugar for syrup over the figs, and cooked them for 12 minutes. After every three minutes, I’d uncover the bowl and spread the juice over the figs. The figs stayed whole et sont délicieux.
Brasseaux’s Nursery is closed for the summer, and I was looking for two Russian olive trees. So I called Mary Wager from Country Gardens, she recommended John’s Garden Center, and voila Nicholas Dever had two. I am beautifying my space.
Have a safe summer wherever you venture to. God Bless America!
Bien merci, bonne journée, Cousine Hélène, 228-1714 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.helenboudreaux.org.