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Chasing Easter

Chasing Easter

Pierre Fontenot May 6, 2022 Comments Off on Chasing Easter

Most Easters find me in motion, without emotions. I am aware, wish to care, but for all that I intend, mostly I just attend. I’VE BEEN ALIVE for 65 Easters.  Discount the kiddie ones, that still leaves

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Saving My Bullets

Saving My Bullets

Pierre Fontenot March 24, 2022 Comments Off on Saving My Bullets

In my youth I watched B Westerns. There was always a horse chase. No matter how flat the terrain, the good guy (white hat) and the bad guy (black hat) always found some mountain

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We Are Each A Quilt

We Are Each A Quilt

Pierre Fontenot March 4, 2022 Comments Off on We Are Each A Quilt

Dear Reader, Someone asked me what turning 65 was like.   I thought, ‘Aging is like being a quilt.’ Every House Had A Singer  I am old enough to remember a childhood where every house

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Generational Character

Generational Character

Pierre Fontenot February 11, 2022 Comments Off on Generational Character

I witnessed my father do a U-turn, to go back to a convenience store, because the clerk had given him too much change.   Another young man of that generation, parents both dead, he

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And Now Comes 2022

And Now Comes 2022

Pierre Fontenot January 21, 2022 Comments Off on And Now Comes 2022

2021 was a fast year.  They do get that way, as you age. Aging is quite the mystery, in a million measurements.  How one looks at time is something they don’t warn you about

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Hurricane Laura – The Book

Hurricane Laura – The Book

admin January 4, 2022 Comments Off on Hurricane Laura – The Book

Like We Were A Rented Mule  Of the 329 million people in America in the year 2020, nobody had a harder year, than the 313 thousand people of Southwest Louisiana.  The area’s largest city,

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Poor Childhood, Rich Life

Poor Childhood, Rich Life

Pierre Fontenot December 9, 2021 Comments Off on Poor Childhood, Rich Life

If all you knew about Yvonne was this one picture, you might think she had a soft, easy life, maybe even born with a silver spoon.  Not so, not so. She’s the second youngest

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The 2021 Hurricane Season

The 2021 Hurricane Season

Pierre Fontenot November 19, 2021 Comments Off on The 2021 Hurricane Season

If I were a declaring type person, I’d declare the 2021 hurricane season over.  (Weather type people play it safer.  To them it’s not over until after Thanksgiving.)   But even a Louisiana civilian

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Cousin Codger, On The Topic Of Work

Cousin Codger, On The Topic Of Work

Pierre Fontenot October 28, 2021 Comments Off on Cousin Codger, On The Topic Of Work

His daddy had a nightly routine. First, he’d go through the house with a Flit sprayer, and spray the bedrooms with insecticide for mosquitoes, then he’d hit the outhouse. Once done with his doings,

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Tom And Maddy’s Rock ‘n Roll Gumbo Show

Tom And Maddy’s Rock ‘n Roll Gumbo Show

Pierre Fontenot October 8, 2021 Comments Off on Tom And Maddy’s Rock ‘n Roll Gumbo Show

By Pierre Fontenot She grew up chaperoned by the Mississippi.  While tourists were sinning in the New Orleans French Quarter, regular families were enjoying wholesome living, just a ferry ride away, in Algiers.  

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