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Becoming Uncomfortable In America

Pierre Fontenot August 26, 2021 Comments Off on Becoming Uncomfortable In America

Am I the only one feeling less at home in America? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Meet John Bridges

Pierre Fontenot August 5, 2021 Comments Off on Meet John Bridges

Every kid gets asked, “What do want to be when you grow up?” Meet John Bridges. He knew it early, and he’s living it now. (That’s him on the left, with his cousin, playing

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Double 90th Birthday Party

Pierre Fontenot July 15, 2021 Comments Off on Double 90th Birthday Party

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There Goes The Huey…

Pierre Fontenot June 25, 2021 Comments Off on There Goes The Huey…


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Miss Leona’s 96th Birthday

admin June 3, 2021 Comments Off on Miss Leona’s 96th Birthday

Harry Methvin, a teacher, was “out junking,” when he spied an old one-room schoolhouse.  Lady who lived next door, Miss Leona, had once been a student there.  They’ve been friends ever since.   “I

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The Safe Months

Pierre Fontenot May 7, 2021 Comments Off on The Safe Months

A Louisiana meteorologist recently posted this online, “Before y’all go yelling and screaming at me, be warned, the first projected numbers for the 2021 Hurricane Season come out tomorrow.  I will share them, you

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Quiet For A While

Pierre Fontenot March 25, 2021 Comments Off on Quiet For A While

It’s not unusual for me to post three Uncle P’s Bedtime Stories a week on the Eighty-one Facebook page.  It was telling, when a friend texted me, “Just checking in.  You’ve been silent.”  By

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Reacting To A Plane Crash

Pierre Fontenot March 4, 2021 Comments Off on Reacting To A Plane Crash

A Cessna crashed in the coastal marsh, and I reacted to the bad news, even though I did not know either victim.  I reacted because people I knew reacted, and their emotions rippled my

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I Gave This Guy A Ride

Pierre Fontenot February 11, 2021 Comments Off on I Gave This Guy A Ride

Takes about 2000 steps to walk a mile.  I see this guy walking, he’s got the cane, the limp.  I pull over.  I was prepared for him to be homeless – which he informed

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Conversation With A Roofer

Pierre Fontenot January 21, 2021 Comments Off on Conversation With A Roofer

“Pedro” was a year old when his family crossed the Rio Grande. Street schooled, his first teachers were Big Bird and Elmo, Bert and Ernie. “I learned a lot of English watching Sesame Street.”

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