Hey vous-autre! Butte La Rose will have its first annual Children’s Christmas Show Thursday, Dec. 23, beginning at about 2 p.m. at the Butte La Rose Fire Station.
Santa Claus will come by, riding in on a four wheeler and we’ll raconteur de contes de Noël (read Christmas stories) and I’ll have a sing-a-long of Christmas Carols with the children.
We’ll also serve cookies and punch. We’re looking for sponsors to donate prizes for a drawing for door prizes for the kids. There will be free children’s books for them from the Book Fairy Learning Center, compliments of Mayor Sherbin and Mrs. Louella Collette. All children are invited.
It’s all still being planned and because this event is of short notice we will meet this week to form a committi of little Santa volunteers to make it successful.
I like the joyful feeling of the approaching of Christmas time. Some don’t and do have their own bona-fide reason. I still feel le temp joyeux of that spiritual time happening imbedded in me. While the untold many use it as a time to give gifts to those they love and friends they cherish, we from the old school first learned in life that this season celebrated was more about the mystery of when the Christ child was born.
Our Christmas tree was the top of a well shaped tree Papa would bring in from the woods and we’d wrap the branches with white cotton we’d saved from the cotton crop. Mama would order pretty tins filled with Christmas -colored hard candies from Spiegle’s catalog. Am I repeating myself from last year?
I’ll have more information on our show in my next column.
Exercise for people over fifty. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. With a five pound potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax. Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10- pound potato sacks. Then try 25-pound potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 50-pound potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I’m at this level.) After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each sack. One Saturday afternoon, T-Frere Doucet told his papa Ignace, “Papa I need five dollars to go to the dance in Henderson.” Ignace ignored him and did not answer. After several minutes went by he again asked for five dollars. Still no response. He waited a little longer before asking again, “Papa I need ten dollars to go to the dance in Henderson.” Ignace answered, “I heard you the first time.”
Joe and Florence Graves drive all the way from Plaqumine every year to come and enjoy the annual festival in Henderson. They agree it’s getting bigger and better every year.
Las Vagas vas jamais et pareil encore! Eunice Borel and her crew of four dauthers – Ella Mae Vincent, Sherri Comeaux, Emmeli Green and Barbara Cade are headed that way again this year. Eunice has a lot of spunk. (I’m bad about misspelling names).
More next time about our water also.
Bien merci à tout. Amètie! Cousine Hélène