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THIS BEING A FRESH JANUARY …

THIS BEING A FRESH JANUARY …

Pierre Fontenot January 23, 2014 0

Let me stand, but bend to truth. Let me write my conclusions in pencil, and have no shame in a well worn eraser. Let me see myself true and fit my britches. Having paid

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FOOTLOOSE CHRISTMAS

FOOTLOOSE CHRISTMAS

Pierre Fontenot January 8, 2014 0

Thinking back on it, the only thing missing was Kevin Bacon. _____    _____    _____    _____    _____ My father was Big on honesty, which came under some social erosion with all

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WRONG AGAIN, THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, WRONG AGAIN

WRONG AGAIN, THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, WRONG AGAIN

Pierre Fontenot December 21, 2013 0

In Albertson’s, in the fruit section, I see what I see; an elderly white man and his black female aide. At first glance it all looks so sad to me. He’s Greatest Generation aged.

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LAST WORDS

LAST WORDS

Pierre Fontenot December 4, 2013 0

I was in conversation recently with someone who had lost her father to cancer. He was a loving family man, southern style, like we raise our boys to be daddies and grandpas, and when

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FAMILY REUNION

FAMILY REUNION

Pierre Fontenot November 20, 2013 0

We lived on the old home place, our little red house built new in the year of my first year in school, set up under a trio of gorgeous oak trees, a plot of

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THE FORGIVENESS OF DEBORAH

THE FORGIVENESS OF DEBORAH

Pierre Fontenot November 7, 2013 0

Where are you Deborah?  What was your story, little girl?  Where are you now? _____    _____    _____    _____    _____   Deborah is on my mind, because I bullied her. I

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Southern Hugs

Southern Hugs

Pierre Fontenot October 3, 2013 0

By Pierre Fontenot   If you’re in the vicinity of my age you might have a similar memory of first-time realizing that a lot of people in America don’t hug each other. I know.

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Pierre Fontenot September 1, 2013 0

She’s on my mind tonight — she being the old song — just notes on a piano, no singing, no need. If there is a more powerful song in the history of all songs,

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That Time When We Walked Into The Wrong Church

That Time When We Walked Into The Wrong Church

Pierre Fontenot August 15, 2013 0

This is how the memory goes … I don’t know where we’re going, or why, but we’ve been going all day, I’m just the little kid in the big back seat, Mom and Dad

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Will There Be Rice ‘n Gravy In Heaven?

Will There Be Rice ‘n Gravy In Heaven?

Pierre Fontenot July 18, 2013 0

I really hope God still lets us get hungry Up There, not starving, but that good kind of hungry, like when I was a kid, working or playing, just burning calories like a tornado

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