My neighbor James Walker and I are going to eat at Nanny’s Home Cooking Restaurant Friday.
It’s located at the intersection of Grand Point and Henderson Hwy under the same roof as the Chevron station. He insists they’ve got the best home cooking around here. That is unless he’s comparing anyone’s cooking to Webster’s boudin; I’d argue with him on that one!
He’s gonna prove a point they’re the best and he’ll pick up the tab and pay the bill. Maybe since he’s paying, I should also take some of their cooking home with me. He is from Massachusetts, and is almost a total Yankee, except that he loves Cajun culture so much it has thinned out that old Yankee blood of his.
He plays his Cajun CD’s and I can hear it across the yard from his to mine, unless I have my own music playing.
We’re planning an Easter egg hunt for the children on April 16 at the Butte La Rose fire station.
The Knights of Columbus of Henderson is also planning one in their town.
I’ve asked if we could we merge together and name it the Henderson/Butte La Rose Easter Egg Hunt at the Henry Guidry Park in Henderson. We’d also want to encourage all of the other kids from around Parks, Breaux Bridge, Cecilia and Catahoula to come have fun.
Daniel Rocque and Suzanne Delisle, film makers from Québec were here recently doing interviews of our Cajun/Creole people and culture.
They are so interested in our different dialects of spoken French and so selected several people from the St. Martinville area. They interviewed me for about three hours at my home. We’d gone to Poche’s in Poche Bridge for their delicious cooking and while there several local people heard us talking French at our table and came over to talk with us.
So Daniel and Suzanne were very impressed at the warm hospitality shown by the Cajuns on such a cold rainy Sunday.
While there they met and were very impressed with French speaking cashier Kelci Lyons who had learned her French at one of the area emersion schools. I was impressed with her also; I was proud that one of our youths were conversing tête à tête with total strangers from loin dans l’nord du Canada.
She explained that Daniel, her dad from Church Point, couldn’t speak English when he began school. They also traveled to Houma and spoke with some Creoles from that area. Daniel and Suzanne were guests of Ray and Brenda Trahan from Acadian Memorial.
They do plan to return with much interest in possibly doing a documentary about the history of Atakapa Indian Tribes that existed in these parts even before the Europeans arrived here.
I am working on another cd, six Cajun and six country songs and one “Hail Mary” au Français.
I must go to this recording session slowly, because this is a pay as you go, low on funds, and no sponsor kind of thing. So I take it one step at a time. I don’t mind and I’m not complaining.
This is another piece of my successful productive legacy with good thoughts and memories to which I will leave to my family and womanhood, especially my Cajun culture.
I am, unless someone else started lately, the only Cajun woman songwriter.
I do have a few songs on YouTube.com. C’est fun!
Food Net for seniors will be Feb. 23.
Amètie à tout. Soigner vous-autre.
Cousine Hélène 228-1714.