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Sorry I have neglected this site for some time. HOW MANY OF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK? Maybe I should take this down and we should go to Facebook? Let me know what you all think?
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
USA - Friday, January 13, 2017 at 18:15:39 (MST)
judgeearny@gmail.com. That is the address I have for J.J.
Brenda
USA - Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 06:24:26 (MST)
Brenda, I'm still reading it, once in a while. Hope you get back into your house soon, but it seems you are needed in that new community. Has anyone heard from JJ recently? Or do you have his email address? O. P.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 03:47:05 (MST)
I hope by now the Lafayette folks have gotten back in their homes. I haven't yet. I've moved into a Senior Citizens' community here in Baton Rouge. I'll be here at least 3 months and probably more. Most of these people are older than we are, but it's a good opportunity to bring them to the store or talk to them. The downside is that I had to bring my two dogs. Pets are accepted here, but mine have lived in three houses since the flood and are so nervous and unsettled. They bark at everyone who walks by. That is the main reason that I want to get back into my home. I really like this atmosphere and, if I could move my home into this place, I'd do it right away. My house is on a street of young Yuppies and they are never at home. Here, there is always someone around. I'm going to 'teach' a class in charcoal drawing in November--no big deal. The supplies are so simple and charcoal is very easy. Hope people are still reading these messages. Miss all of you!
Brenda
USA - Friday, October 07, 2016 at 15:42:02 (MST)
Henrietta asked me to post this: Happy Labor Day, everyone. Hope that all the Louisianans did OK with our great flood. Paul and I are counting our blessings, praying for and trying to help out those who had losses during this flood in South Louisiana. And let us welcome our newest saint, being canonized tomorrow, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. I was fortunate, during the 1980's, to work with my brother Charles’ Cursillo group, at Mother Teresa’s mission in Port au Prince, Haiti. I had made a copy of her 1980's talks while she was in New Orleans, which WWL-TV said they lost during Hurricane Katrina. Also, the Missionaries of Charity Mother House in California said they never had this recording until I mailed them a tape copy. Her sisters are continuing her tradition, and as Mother Teresa would say, “Let Jesus speak to you in the silence of your heart.” Saturday evening, September 3, 2016. Thanks. Henrietta Bertrand Boriskie
O.P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Sunday, September 04, 2016 at 02:14:35 (MST)
So sorry to hear about Sandra. She & Pete were stationed at Eglin AFB with us in the early 60's. Saw him twice reciently but did not know how sick she was. Our prayers are with them. RIP.
Gerald Reaux
USA - Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11:48:26 (MST)
I am so sorry to hear of the death of Pete's wife. If there is any consolation for us left behind it's this:'eye has not seen, ear has not heard what God has ready for those who love him.' That makes me so hopeful and happy for John who has reached his ultimate goal. I hope Pete finds consolation in his faith.
Brenda
USA - Saturday, August 06, 2016 at 13:35:15 (MST)
I just got this from Dan: Sandra Gerac passed away and will have a mass in Huntsville, AL, tomorrow, Aug. 6. She will then be cremated and they will drive to Lafayette on Tuesday, Aug 10 for a grave side service for immediate family only. Pete will then drive to Texas and spend a couple of weeks with his son. He will then be driving back through Lafayette on his lway back to Hluntsville. There is a brief obit on goggle.com. Tried calling a few of the guys here but all have their phone disconnected and I don’t have cell phone numbers. The cell phone I have for you is the wrong number. Please let the class know and send me the Cathedral address so I can get in touch. Dan Spreafico
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge , MD USA - Friday, August 05, 2016 at 16:04:32 (MST)
I haven't checked this website for a long time and I see no activity since April. I guess everyone is using Facebook now, but I do want to keep in touch with all of you to see how you are doing. I'm trying to stay busy and my two dogs, two parakeets, and one goldfish all need me every day, so that's something! Hope all of you are staying well in this our last year of being in our 70's!
Brenda
USA - Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 06:16:11 (MST)
She was the last girl I dated before marrying Pat.
Gerald Reaux
USA - Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 15:13:52 (MST)
Im kind of late in answering this, but, yes Gerald Barbara Cortes did go to LHS. Her mother was my Uncle(by marriage) sister. So I knew Barbara all my life. We use to play together when the family would get together. She lived not far from my house.
Doris
USA - Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 07:08:56 (MST)
JJ if you get this send me an email. Nothing special.
Gerald Reaux <Ggr@fenstermaker.com>
USA - Sunday, April 03, 2016 at 07:56:07 (MST)
That's what I thought. The same thing was done for my sorority and I answered their questions. They just wanted to sell the book and it had thousands of names and mine. Not interested in doing that again. Thanks for the information, Henrietta.
Brenda Atkinson <jatkin1932@aol.com>
Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 15:12:06 (MST)
I, too, had reservations about this new Mt. Carmel Alumni book, so called Sarah Hyde, Development/Foundation Director, at Cathedral-Carmel School. She said it’s legitimate, used by the school and being sold to alumni. I’m undecided about buying yet another book and asked Sarah if I could first look at it at her office before making a decision. It probably would be nice to have, a pictorial and not an alumni directory, I believe. Cathedral-Carmel just outsourced this book to that company.
Henrietta
USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:23:26 (MST)
Do you know if that Mt. Carmel Alumni thing is legitimate? I have gotten e-mails from them and don't want to call a book company who is just interested in selling me a Mt. Carmel book. I wouldn't mind if it is someone from Mt. Carmel that would answer the phone at that 800 number.
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10:27:42 (MST)
Congrats to the Feb birthday people. Yes Doris that was Hugh's second wife. His first & mother of all his children is Barbara Cortez. Believe she went to LHS?
Gerald Reaux
USA - Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 15:36:04 (MST)
Sorry to hear about Bill Suzanne. I have better news today, I'm wishing all you famous people who were born in February a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I know that's Brenda and Maugie, Today's Maugie's birthday. I think Rosemary's birthday was on the 19th. And well mine. Can't believe we are 79 years old. Sometimes I don't feel it and yet sometimes I do. Hugh Larriveire's wife Barbara, was that his first or second wife?
Doris
USA - Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 12:36:20 (MST)
I have learned that Hugh Larrieviere,s wife, Barbara ,passed away yesterday. Red LeBlanc
Roland LeBlanc <jackleblanc@gmail.com>
Lafayette, La. USA - Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 13:42:07 (MST)
Oh, thank you for correcting that information, O.P. Someone from Lafayette told me it was he. Well, that's good news.
Brenda
USA - Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 15:15:18 (MST)
Brenda. That is not our Harvey.
O. P.
USA - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 16:02:02 (MST)
I understand that Harvey also passed away. All of you, please take care of yourselves!!! It seems to be dangerous to be our age. May they all rest in peace.
Brenda
USA - Saturday, January 09, 2016 at 15:49:10 (MST)
My ex husband Bill passed away last week' I know that many of you here in Lafayette were his patients. He had a stroke and did not recover. He died very peacefully in the hospital with his children there. He was cremated and will be buried with his parents and siblings in New Iberia. May he rest In peace!
Suzanne Bernard <Suzdbernard@cox.net>
Lafayette, La. USA - Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 18:43:29 (MST)
Sorry to be so late in wish all of you a holy and happy Christmas! I went to California on Christmas Day to spend a few days with my two sons and their families. It works out that way that I can spend Christmas with all of our families over the holidays. Anyway, I hope that all of you had a peaceful and happy Christmas and will enjoy a wonderful year in 2016. Thank you, Doris.
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 15:58:01 (MST)
Well said Dorris. Merry Christmas to all of the remaining 55 graduates.
Gerald Reaux
USA - Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 18:51:01 (MST)
So much has happened since I last logged on to this sight. So sorry about all the deaths in our little circle of friends. The loss has been great. I am so deeply sorry for you Brenda, Phil, and Maugie and Pat. My prayers are with all of you. I am also asking for your prayers, not for me but, for my neighbor's future daughter-in-law who is only 22 years old and is in the middle of planning a big wedding in Feb. She found out yesterday that she has stage 3 ovarian cancer and has to undergo 9 weeks of chemo then surgery. The wedding is still on. God is such an awesome God I know that if it is His will she will be healed of this terrible thing. God love you all and Thanks for the prayers.
Doris
USA - Friday, December 18, 2015 at 06:35:40 (MST)
I understand that Maugie and Pat Pastor's son, Bob, died Sunday and the funeral is Tuesday. Pat has been very sick also. Prayers for that family!
Brenda
USA - Monday, December 07, 2015 at 15:27:48 (MST)
Received an email from Sarah Hyde, CCS Development Director, asking that we all participate in “year end giving” to the Catholic Church School Capital Campaign. The church and school are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, a qualified religious organization that qualifies for a 100% tax deductible donation. For more information, visit http://cathedralcarmel.com/giving/capital-campaign. I encourage you all to join me in this cause, being grateful at this Thanksgiving time for the gift of a Catholic education that we were fortunate to have received.
Henrietta
USA - Monday, November 16, 2015 at 10:17:50 (MST)
Thank you and Paul, Henrietta. We've lost another classmate, Carleen Cates LeBlanc. May she rest in peace.
Brenda
USA - Friday, November 13, 2015 at 11:45:10 (MST)
Brenda, Paul and I were so sorry to read on our Cathedral-Carmel website about John. We regret his passing, but fortunately he died peacefully in his sleep. Will keep John in our prayers. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you, especially here in Lafayette. Please express our condolences to your beautiful family.
Henrietta
USA - Thursday, November 05, 2015 at 16:26:33 (MST)
Thank you, Gerald.
Brenda
USA - Monday, October 19, 2015 at 07:07:26 (MST)
So sorry for your loss Brenda!
Gerald Reaux
USA - Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 08:46:24 (MST)
Just realized that I didn't tell you that John died last week, very peacefully in his sleep. We had a beautiful funeral mass and all of my children have returned to their homes. I will miss him very much. There is a lot to do and that is keeping me busy. All of my neighbors are the loveliest people in Baton Rouge! I am now the oldest person on my street!
Brenda
USA - Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 08:48:31 (MST)
This week, I’m sending out emails and letters for the Cathedral-Carmel Foundation that is sponsoring an Alumni Class Challenge, asking for support from Mt. Carmel and Cathedral Alumni for a Cathedral Hall for St. John the Evangelist Parish, to be used for receptions, reunions, meetings, etc. A rich history of our Mt. Carmel and Cathedral Schools will be reflected in the long hallway running adjacent to this Hall. Mt. Carmel classmates, please contact me if you haven’t received my email or letter. Despite the economy, I plan to send a small check for this worthy cause. At one time or another, someone special made a difference in our lives, and now we have the same opportunity to do for others. Tax-deductible donations will be welcomed at CCS/Church Capital Campaign, 848 St. John Street, Lafayette, LA 70501, or contact Sarah Hyde, CCS Development Director, at (337) 235-5577.
Henrietta
USA - Thursday, October 01, 2015 at 16:05:28 (MST)
Brenda, my heart goes out to you. Treasure this time you have to spend with John, you are such a caring, sweet,LOVING person and I know John loves you so very much for being by his side at this time. It is so beautiful for you to recognize this. Such a beautiful love example for your children and their children. I went to an ACTS retreat this week-end. WOW such a powerful and awesome and spirit filled experience. I'm sure you probably have been on one! This is my first three night retreat. I feel so full of the Holy Spirit right now I just want to let my light shine for the whole world. I prayed sincerely for all my friends especially for my sick friends that they my feel the healing power of God's touch. This included John AND you dear friend. Love you and know that I am thinking and praying for you. GOD IS GREAT, ALL THE TIME - ALL THE TIME,GOD IS GREAT.
Doris
USA - Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 21:51:47 (MST)
After 9 days in the hospital, John is home and at first, we had round-the-clock sitters. I really wanted to take care of him by myself and so I just have sitters at night. He is not hard to take care of and Hospice sends an aide three times a week and she changes the bed and gives him a bath. Two of them even washed his hair. We know the time we have together is precious and it's so much better not to have someone always in the room! After going down so fast, he is now kind of stabalized and able to talk to people and even watch a little t.v. (which he does for my sake, because he never was one to watch too much t.v.). Thank all of you for your prayers and support. I feel them all day and all night!
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 14:29:22 (MST)
It is sickening to hear about the shooting at the Grand Theater. I don't think the Meaux girl is related to me, but I wish she was.
Brenda
USA - Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:15:27 (MST)
He has been on Steriods for a few weeks and will be for some weeks to come. It has caused him to have Thrush in his mouth and throat. That's pretty bad and won't let him eat or drink because of the pain. I can't wait until he is off the steriods and feels better.
Brenda
USA - Sunday, July 05, 2015 at 15:50:57 (MST)
Oh Brenda, I just reread your post and noticed John will be taking Chemo drugs also. Hopefully they have now improved on them and the side affects are not so bad as they were eight years ago.
Doris
USA - Saturday, July 04, 2015 at 08:13:15 (MST)
Praying for John and YOU, Brenda. The new radiation is wonderful I hear. Chemo was NOT fun. They came out with the Proton Radiation right after Charles had finished his Chemo. So they told us that if it should ever come back they would use the radiation this time. Praying that it will do wonders for John.
Doris
USA - Saturday, July 04, 2015 at 08:10:45 (MST)
It was so great to see all of the smiling 1955 graduates celebrating our 60 year anniversary! Mt. Carmel had 16 at the reunion and so many couldn't come because they don't drive long distances any more. We really missed them and were so happy to see those who could come. I guess it's time to tell my sad news. John has Stage 4 lung cancer that has matasticized to his brain. Oddly they are doing Radiation and Chemo to perhaps prolong his life. It is a journey that so many have taken before and I trust that the Lord won't send us more trials than we can handle. As John said, "God's will be done."
Brenda
USA - Saturday, July 04, 2015 at 07:17:53 (MST)
Our class reunion will be at Don's downtown tomorrow at 11 AM if there is anyone in our class that I missed. OP will be arriving from Maryland today. We are expecting 14.
Gerald Reaux
USA - Thursday, July 02, 2015 at 13:19:11 (MST)
I know Brenda, he already has PTSD from Iraq. He told Pennye he's afraid to go to sleep now for fear the dreams will come back. He also told her he was glad he had the Iraq experience because when he was underwater he was practicing some techniques he learned in the army. God LOVES him.. He will take care of him.
Doris
USA - Monday, June 15, 2015 at 09:47:17 (MST)
Like to hear bad news after it has turned into good news! Hope he doesn't suffer from any lingering effects. Jared really does seem to have a great Guardian Angel!
Brenda
USA - Monday, June 15, 2015 at 08:06:17 (MST)
I just wanted to add that I am counting my BLESSINGS. First of all that he was not by himself. That he fell in a ditch of water that probably broke the weight of the ATV from falling full force on him and that he couldn't inhale the water into his lungs. When you think of it there are a lot of things that could have gone terribly wrong with this scene. I can feel God's presence in this. And I am sure there was a lesson for him to learn through this experience. One thing he realizes how lucky he is and thanks God for it.
Doris
USA - Monday, June 15, 2015 at 05:27:29 (MST)
A lot of you may already know that our son Jared was in a ATV accident this week-end. He was in the woods with some friends from work riding his 4 wheeler when it flipped, threw him in a ditch of water and landed on him, on his chest under the water. He wasn't breathing for a while. Assuming the 4 wheeler knocked the breath out him. In my thinking, which may have been a good thing, because if he had inhaled he would have drowned. His good buddies rescued him and called 911. An ambulance brought him to Mamou where he was airlifted to the hospital in Alexandria. Dr. found no broken bones, no internal injuries. He was on oxygen for a short while but was breathing good by then. He spent the night in the hospital for observation. He is very sore, Lots of hurting in his neck and different parts of his body, but otherwise seems to be o.k. He went home yesterday afternoon. I consider it a MIRACLE. Once again the good Lord had His hand on my boy. He is surely a GOOD GOD. praying now there are no side affects of this experience. I feel that God has kept him safe for a reason. He had His hand on him in Iraq and again this week-end. I'm still praying for this Patriot,and ask for your prayers also.
Doris
USA - Monday, June 15, 2015 at 05:19:49 (MST)
If you find that you are the smartest person in the room, may be you are in the wrong room.
j j
USA - Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 15:55:18 (MST)
Had a amazing wonderful time chit chatting and laughing with those bunch of girls on Sat. at the reunion. Thanks to Patsy, Maugie and Henrietta and anyone else I missed for planning the great event. Especially to Maugie for hosting it in her lovely home. Thanks again. FUN FUN.....
Doris
USA - Monday, June 08, 2015 at 15:07:29 (MST)
We had a fabulous class reunion for our 60th anniversary at Maugie and Pat's home. The committee of Patsy, Suzanne, Maugie, Henrietta and Mary did a great job and everyone had so much fun. We missed all who could not come and hope to see them again some day. Thanks for all of the hard work that went into the day. It showed! Hope someone posts photos.
Brenda
USA - Sunday, June 07, 2015 at 08:10:57 (MST)
I haven't read the following article yet. I guess you Lafayette classmates have read it. It's the story about why Lafayette is not on the Mississippi River as most towns were in those days. Should be interesting. http://www.theadvertiser.com/story/life/people/acadiana/2015/05/19/story-behind-downtown-lafayette/27598879/
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:59:17 (MST)
The Memorial service for Sonya Gutierrez has been changed to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 415 Robley Dr, Lafayette, LA. Farther Blessing will celebrate the Mass. Same time and same Date, May 9th at 10:00 AM.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Friday, May 01, 2015 at 14:18:22 (MST)
I'm sad to report that Sonia Gutierrez passed away Tuesday. Services will be May 9th at 10:00 AM, at St Mary's Catholic Church on Ducet Road, Lafayette.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 16:03:34 (MST)
When Boudreaux died, the pall bearers were carrying his coffin into church when they bumped into the wall. A sound was heard from inside the coffin and it was discovered that he was still alive. He lived another five years and then keeled over. Once again the pallbearers were carrying his coffin into the church and Clotile jumped up and yelled,” Watch the wall, watch the wall!”
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 06:51:21 (MST)
We will miss you J.J. I am sure we will have many pic's for your enjoyment. Please stay in touch!
Gerald
USA - Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 08:59:25 (MST)
Brenda, I am sorry I did not know it was a hen party. I thought that it was a Cathedral Carmel reunion. Gerand I am sorry but I can not be there. I can no longer drive. I can not go any where with out Lita pushing me around.
jj
USA - Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 03:56:53 (MST)
Boudreaux and Clotile were going on a vacation. Clotile wanted a new bathing suit and thought she would get him interested in the idea. She said: “I need a new bathin suit. Do you tink I should get a one-piece or a two-piece?” Boudreaux thought for a minute and then said: “You better get two pieces. You could never get it all into one piece.”
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 06:15:26 (MST)
Doris, you could fly to Baton Rouge and I'd pick you up and bring you with me.
Brenda
USA - Monday, April 13, 2015 at 16:18:47 (MST)
Brenda, If I can get a ride to Lafayette on June 6 I will be there. It looks like we won't be driving there anymore. My little grand daughter Jayden asked "Why - is your car broken? If it is all you have to do is turn the lever and push the button" Sweet baby How I love her. She likes for me to go play at her house with her. How I will miss that. I brought Charles home from the hospital tonight with an oxygen tank. Don't know how long he will have to use it. Since he has part of one lung gone it may be for a long time. Drs. couldn't figure out if he had pneumonia or if it was a congested heart.
Doris <dorisprovost@att.net>
USA - Friday, April 10, 2015 at 19:50:51 (MST)
.....11:30 to 1 at dons seafood hut.
Gerald
USA - Saturday, April 04, 2015 at 16:49:47 (MST)
Had an interesting lunch yesterday with many cathedral graduates. Was happy to visit with Stewart Meaux, Bobby John & Pat Sonnier. Classes from 1945 to 1960 meet the first Thursday of every month.
Gerald
USA - Friday, April 03, 2015 at 07:13:20 (MST)
J.J. We are expecting O.P. to visit on July 3rd for a lunch at a place to be named later. You would be a welcome addition to Harvey, Darrell, myself & maybe others? I'll post the place later.
Gerald Reaux
USA - Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:23:49 (MST)
We'd love to have you. However, you'd be the only man there.
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 09:34:20 (MST)
I will go.
j j
USA - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 06:38:49 (MST)
Classmates, this year we will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of our graduation from high school. The Mt. Carmel girls are making plans and hope that everyone who possibly can come will come. Most of us are turning 78 this year and, though hoping that we will celebrate many more anniversaries, the Good Lord might have other ideas for us. On that cheery note, I urge all of my classmates to plan on coming to Lafayette for our reunion in June.
Brenda
USA - Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10:31:06 (MST)
In America anyone can become president. This is one of the risks that you take.
J. J. <judgeerny@mobiletel.com>
USA - Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 19:57:38 (MST)
In America anyone can become president. This is one of the risks that you take.
J. J. <judgeerny@mobiletel.com>
USA - Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 19:57:32 (MST)
Boudreaux took Lil’ Boudreaux to a horse auction. He watched as Boudreaux moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse's legs and rump. After a few minutes, Lil’ Boudreaux asked, 'Pop, why you doing dat?' Boudreaux said, 'Dat’s cuz when I'm buying horses, I have to make sure that dey are healty and in good shape. Lil’ Boudreaux, looking worried, said, 'Pop, I tink the UPS man wants to buy Mama.’
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 08:45:52 (MST)
Feds have passed 1200 regs. I am still a hard time with the first ten.
jj
USA - Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 16:54:14 (MST)
You are right, Charlie is terrible; but the point is that you do not get to murder them.
j j
USA - Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 17:01:05 (MST)
J.J., actually, I'm not sure that I am 'Charlie.' I read an article in a Catholic journal, Commonwheel, that asks us not to 'hero worship' the cartoonists who died in Paris. They have not only rediculed Allah, but the Blessed Trinity in the most vile and disgusting cartoon, depicting the Three in a sexual orgy. Why do they have to disrespect any religion? Freedom of speech is one thing, complete disrespect for the values that people hold most sacred is another.
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 14:10:17 (MST)
Moi, aussi!
Brenda
USA - Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 16:10:28 (MST)
Je suis Charlie
jj
USA - Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 05:22:44 (MST)
I am up to a 2015 et together.
jj
USA - Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at 22:25:31 (MST)
Hey, I just realized that 2015 means that it will be our 60th Graduation Anniversary this year!!! Lunch, Mass and Dinner? or something more exciting?
Brenda
USA - Saturday, January 03, 2015 at 15:02:51 (MST)
Hope all of you have a great, Happy and Healthy New year. Asking all of you prayer warriors out there to mention Mitch's family in your prayers today and tomorrow, they are driving back from a sky trip in Colorado. Roads will be bad where they are driving. They already had a little accident. While their youngest was skiing, he fell on his head. They thought he had a concussion at first, but after taking a CT skan it proved negative. Oh and he lost a tooth in the accident. They only had one good day of skiing this trip. Ces Live' ! !
Doris
USA - Friday, January 02, 2015 at 08:35:02 (MST)
Happy New Year, Everyone (maybe only J.J.) I hope this year brings renewed health and happiness and the beginning of a very long life!
Brenda
USA - Thursday, January 01, 2015 at 11:00:09 (MST)
The pt lady tell you to go way, we are not helping you. Merry Christmas.
jj
USA - Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 10:17:49 (MST)
Hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas! J.J., how do you flunk Physical Therapy?
Brenda
USA - Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 08:04:10 (MST)
flunked pt again.
j j
USA - Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 04:05:48 (MST)
Our grandson,Max Martin,was the Secretary General of the 2014 session of MUN, which stands for Model United Nations, where students take on the role as delegates (ambassadors) for nations in different UN bodies. He is a senior this year and he's the one in the photo I sent a long time ago, sitting on the bench, towering over the other basketball players. He's still a big guy. I'm including the website to his closing remarks, if you are interested: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bq3vw02ih00dkh3/IMG_6376.MOV?dl=0
Brenda
USA - Monday, December 15, 2014 at 11:29:36 (MST)
Jon Holiday.
jj
USA - Friday, November 28, 2014 at 11:09:52 (MST)
JJ what is your son in law's name?
Gerald Reaux
USA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 10:31:48 (MST)
Not sure whether to congratulation your son-in-law or not, J.J. If so, congratulations! New joke: The Avoyles Parish Highway Commissioner was driving to the hospital for treatment of a painful knee injury. He decided to take advantage of the hospital's valet parking where Junior Boudreaux was working as a parking valet. Junior: “Is dis a govment car? "Why yes," the Commissioner replied, surprised by the question. "In fact it's an unmarked police car." "Wow!" said Junior sliding behind the wheel, "Dis will be da firs time I been in the front seat."
Brenda
USA - Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:57:30 (MST)
AT LAST, the us senate has confirmed my son in law as the chief financial officer for all of the department of arg.
jj
USA - Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 21:17:09 (MST)
Funny but we are all dimming as we speak!
Gerald Reaux
USA - Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 09:18:12 (MST)
I am afraid that my switch is not on and off it is a dimmer switch.
jj
USA - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 07:31:22 (MST)
Keep your switches working.... I'm running out of space at the top of the page!!
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 04:00:23 (MST)
My switch works fine & if op comes in for the holidays I will plan something with the boys?
Gerald Reaux
USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 15:07:49 (MST)
Lets wait until God flicks our switches.
jj
USA - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 14:45:44 (MST)
Maybe it is time to turn off the lights.
Brenda
USA - Monday, November 17, 2014 at 14:36:00 (MST)
I found a diary I kept in 1958. Last night I read all of the entries. I have many questions about the people I saw mentioned and I wonder where they are now. I'll list them later. The thing I couldn't believe is that, in a few entries, I mentioned going to P.E. class and said: "We continued walking for correct posture." No sports, no exercize!!! I was going with Simon Chiasson at the time. Another entry was: "We were at the Skunk and we saw a hitch-hiker and, after watching him for a long time, I asked Simon to bring him to Broussard. We pickekd him up and took him all the way to New Iberia where he lived. He had taken his expectant wife to a Lafayette hospital." Can you imagine doing that today?????
Brenda
USA - Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 14:50:49 (MST)
An upset Boudreaux called his doctor's office. "Is it true dat da medicine you gave me has to be taken for da ress of my life?" "Yes, I'm afraid so," the doctor told him. There was a moment of silence before Boudreaux said: "Mais, I'm wondrin, den, jes how serius my condition is cuz dis cription says: 'NO REFILLS'!"
Brenda
USA - Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 16:40:19 (MST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUZANNE!
Brenda
USA - Monday, October 13, 2014 at 12:21:24 (MST)
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux locked the keys inside when they got out of the car. Realizing the mistake, Thibodeaux said, "We could get a coat hanger to open da car do." Boudreaux said "Non, dat won't work. People will tink we tryin to break in." So Thibodeaux suggested, "What if we use a knife an cut round da rubber on da do, den stick a finger in and pull up the lock?" "Non," said Boudreaux. "People will tink we're too dumb to use a coat hanger." "Well," said Thibodaux, "we better tink of something fas. It's startin to rain, and da sun roof is open!"
Brenda
USA - Thursday, October 02, 2014 at 14:03:14 (MST)
happy birthday O.. P.
j.j.
USA - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 07:46:14 (MST)
Happy Birthday O.P. Hope you had a great one. Again I am asking for prayers for my wondering boys. Both of them will be going out of the country in the next few weeks. Chuck is going to Portugal today and when he comes back he goes back to Mozambique. Mitch is going to Trinidad then on to Korea. These boys are keeping me on my knees.
Doris
USA - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 05:39:39 (MST)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O.P. I think you are just catching up to most of us in turning 77.
Brenda
USA - Monday, September 29, 2014 at 14:18:54 (MST)
Sounds like he will be missed. Sincere sympathy to you and his family.
Brenda
USA - Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 13:38:59 (MST)
He was my cousin & finished in '53 from CHS. Walked on at Notre Damme for basketball. Was a very religious person & a joy to everyone he met!
Gerald
USA - Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 08:58:17 (MST)
Should I know the Gene Reaux whose obituary was in the paper the last few days? I know he was older than we are.
Brenda
USA - Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 14:10:19 (MST)
J.J. You make me laugh & that's a good thing!
Gerald
USA - Monday, September 22, 2014 at 16:21:37 (MST)
I ran in to my RC flight instructor and he told me that they was program at Nichols State where they were looking for RC pilots, my mind jumped at the chance. Then reality. They do not want 77 year old pilots.
J. J>
USA - Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:03:04 (MST)
He does but more the old ones!
Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net
USA - Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:44:12 (MST)
Does that mean that God does not love engineers either.
j.j.
USA - Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 07:19:08 (MST)
When I attended SLI I did not know how to spell engineer & now I are one!
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:19:17 (MST)
I do not know if I have sent this before, but: In the beginning God gave me life Then as I grew he gave me strength Later he gave me wisdom And in my later years he has given me Chasity Buth he has not blessed me with the ability to spell;
J. J. Erny <judgeerny@gmail.com>
Larose, USA - Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 09:59:12 (MST)
Well to make matters worse, Mitch left yesterday for Trinidad. Not as bad as Africa though.
Doris
USA - Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:16:07 (MST)
Hate to hear that, Doris. Hope the two weeks flies by and Chuck gets home safely.
Brenda
USA - Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:26:14 (MST)
Oh my gosh. I should check this page more often. I'm so sorry to hear about Marshall. So many people WILL be missing him I know. Will remember him in my prayers. I was coming on this page to ask for prayers. My son Chuck left today for Mozambique. He will be working there for two weeks. With all that is going on in the world today I am hoping he will be coming home safe and healthy. I know it isn't exactly where ebola is, but you don't know who is sitting next to you when you are flying in that country. If it isn't a terrorist he may be infected. Why do these oil companies have to do business in these far off countries?????
Doris
USA - Tuesday, September 09, 2014 at 19:37:52 (MST)
Marshall has passed. The world is a lesser place.
J. J. Erny
Larose, USA - Friday, September 05, 2014 at 08:14:41 (MST)
Some years ago, John and I went to Fla. to visit Marshall and brought a priest friend of ours who had been in the seminary with him. Later he and I corresponded a lot about that priest as he had Parkinson's and Marshall wanted to keep up with him. Marshall had a great swimming pool in his back yard and swam every day. While we were there, we started talking about funny movies and I said that "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was one of the funniest movies I had ever seen. It happened to be playing at the time and he said that we should go. So he and I went to the movie and I laughed as hard as I had the first time I saw it. He thought it was pretty funny. He brought us to see the retreat center where he gave retreats to alcoholics and chemically dependent men. That was his ministry in his retirement years. They were selling bricks for a walk around the Center and we bought one. I guess it's there now with our names on it. He will surely be missed by a lot of people.
Brenda
USA - Friday, September 05, 2014 at 06:39:51 (MST)
Has there been anything in the newspaper about his death? Our Advocate now covers Lafayette obituaries and I haven't seen one about him.
Brenda
USA - Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 17:13:20 (MST)
Well said Howard & O.P.'s pics really show him at his best.
Gerald reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Friday, August 29, 2014 at 14:41:50 (MST)
Marshall Larriviere was the undisputed leader of our Cathedral class from grammar grades through high school. He was unique in that all of his classmates liked him. Marshall has been the uniting force of our class from childhood all the way to our 8th decade. He was a good student, a good athlete, a great friend and a risk taker. In the 7th grade, he led many of us to the very top of St. John's Cathedral whether we wanted to go or not. His adult life was exemplary, first as a parish priest and then as a navy chaplain. Marshall always took up for the underdog. He helped those who could not help themselves. All of our lives were enriched by growing up with Marshall. He will be missed by all who knew him especially by his Cathedral classmates. God speed Marshall!
Howard Franques
USA - Friday, August 29, 2014 at 08:38:44 (MST)
Please be sure to let us know when some dates are announced for his memorial.
Brenda
USA - Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 08:05:07 (MST)
Marshall was a great man & will be missed. RIP my friend!
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 16:42:08 (MST)
Jane Domengeaux just called to tell us that our dear friend Marshall passed away this morning. Howard and I were not aware that he was that close to death. Remember Father Marshal in your prayers. Jane said that he was going to be cremated and his ashes will be distributed at sea. A memorial service will be held for him at a later date.
Patsy Franques
USA - Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:07:56 (MST)
Ginger Strickland Reed Pat's classmate told me that it lasted until 1960.
Gerald Reaux
USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 16:51:43 (MST)
I don't know because when we graduated in '55, that rule was still in effect. Can you believe, at 4'11', I was a forward?
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 07:17:54 (MST)
That's a good one. Any of you girls know when the half court, three on three each side, was abolished?
Gerald
USA - Monday, August 18, 2014 at 13:28:36 (MST)
Boudreaux brought Clotile to a football game. After the game was over, Boudreaux said: “Sha, did you like da game?” Clotile: “Mais,it was great, but dere’s one ting I don't get." Boudreaux: “Mais, wha dat?” Clotile: "Well, whan the game began, da teams flipped a quarter to see who would kick off firss. Den da res of da game all dem people was yelling, ‘get da quarter back, get da quarter back!’ so I tought, ‘gosh, it’s jus a quarter!’”
Brenda
USA - Friday, August 15, 2014 at 14:40:20 (MST)
Thanks for the BD wishes. That video was very impressive. Wonder how many times they tried that?
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Monday, August 11, 2014 at 14:25:35 (MST)
Happy Birthday tomorrow, Gerald! Shirley posted this golfing video on Facebook. Check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10100496722062192&fref=nf
Brenda
USA - Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 14:54:19 (MST)
All of my friends seem to be passing away. The women seem to be living longer than the men, and remain in better health. The men die off and do not fare as well. They die off quickly and then there are more widows and fewer old men. We do not seem to be as durable as the ladies. Lita was gone for most of the month of June on a trip to London, Paris and Rome and then back to London. I can not walk very far and my diabates has me down. So Lita went with our daughter Margo and grand daughter Jill. The bought me a present, a beautiful Italian leather wallet. Empty. I did not fare well while she was gone. So much for the weaker sex. An old man bought a small frame house next door to the junior high school. When the school was out for the day the young people with the joy of youth would take sticks and beat on every garbage can as they went down the street. The old man had enough and he stopped them an told them that he liked the sound because it made him think of his youth, and told then that he would pay them $1.00 every day if they beat on his garbage can. It made him feel young. After a few weeks he told them that times were bad and that he could no longer pay them $1.00 every day and could only pay them fifty cents per day. They agreed ; but three days later he stopped them again and told them that his social security check had not arrived and he would be able to pay 25 cents per day. The leader replied that he would not beat on the garbage cans for a lousy 25 cents a day and that he quit.
jj
USA - Thursday, August 07, 2014 at 05:42:49 (MST)
Visited with him a short while last week while he was on oxygen so could not express himself very much. His color was very good but could not breathe very well. Hope to go by again in the near future? Gave me the God bless you in sign language when we left.
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 14:34:31 (MST)
Gerald, do you know how Marshall is doing?
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, August 06, 2014 at 11:26:00 (MST)
No insult taken. I have had a few better rounds but I was much younger. This "shooting my age thing" was on my bucket list & greatly anticipated for several years. You win the prize Brenda!
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Monday, August 04, 2014 at 10:36:20 (MST)
Gerald, this is my guess. It is you. You are probably turning 77 on your birthday next week, which makes you 76 now. I don't mean to insult you, but I don't really know anything about golf, but is 76 your lowest or average golf score?
Brenda
USA - Monday, August 04, 2014 at 06:37:01 (MST)
Here is a riddle to solve. "I am not in Philadelphia but I am a 76/76er in Lafayette". Who am I & what did I do? Hint: It's someone you know.
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Saturday, August 02, 2014 at 14:47:41 (MST)
Pope John Paul, Billy Graham and Oral Roberts died on the same day and went to heaven, arriving at St. Peter’s gate. St. Peter said he wasn’t ready for them yet and that he would need some more time, and St. Peter said he would see if Satan would take care of the Pope, Graham and Roberts until he was ready for them. After a few days, Satan called St. Peter, asking him to come get these three guys out of hell. St. Peter asked why. And Satan said "Pope John Paul had forgiven everybody, Billy Graham had saved everyone, and Oral Roberts raised enough money to buy air conditioning."
Henrietta
USA - Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 16:54:00 (MST)
Golfer: "Do you think I can get there with a 5 iron?" Caddy: "Eventually." Golfer: "How do you like my game?" Caddy: "Very good sir, but personally, I prefer golf." Golfer: "You've got to be the worst caddy in the world!" Caddy: "I don't think so, sir. That would be too much of a coincidence." Discouraged Golfer: "I think I'll just drown myself in the lake." Caddy: "Think you can keep your head down that long?" Golfer: "I'd move heaven and earth to break 100 on this course." Caddy: "Try heaven, you've already moved most of the earth."
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 14:15:05 (MST)
I was in the 5th grade when John graduated from highschool. However, he is only 5 years older than I am. He skipped two grades.
Brenda
USA - Monday, July 28, 2014 at 13:16:52 (MST)
I was so immature at that time in my life! Had to drop down 3 years to meet the love of my life!
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.com>
USA - Monday, July 28, 2014 at 12:12:06 (MST)
Gerald, it sounds like you really did come to my house. How old were we??? I can't believe that I wouldn't remember it. There were seven altogether in my family. However, when I was old enough to date, my oldest brother was probably away at college.
Brenda
USA - Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:43:17 (MST)
Thanks for the kind words Brenda, but I remember distinctly gping to your home across from MC and meeting your family. what impressed me was how many were there. I was an only child and was not ready for all those numbers. How many were in your family
Gerald Reaux <gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 18:11:35 (MST)
Gerald, I don't think we ever had a date because I think I would remember it fondly. I do remember Harvey, J.J., Pete, Darryl, O.P., and Simon Chiasson. Hope I haven't forgotten anyone. Actually, I think my very first date was with O.P. and his parent drove us with one of us sitting in the front and one in the back. Hope I dreamed that!
Brenda
USA - Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 06:29:16 (MST)
Good to hear from Brenda. I was just thinking of all the girls I dated at MC & came up with 4. Brenda, Doris, Barbara Broussard & Pat. How many Cathedral boys did you girls date?
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.com>
USA - Friday, July 25, 2014 at 18:58:25 (MST)
Annette Richard said: "Ok, friends. I need you to share this. I am looking for someone named Robert Trahan. He went to Cathedral Carmel in Lafayette. He was a sophomore in 1978-1979. Some of his classmates were Mary Jo Jumonville, Ronnie Kidder, Monet Latour, Brent and Brett Stokes. I found something that belongs to him and would like to return it." If you know Robert Trahan, let me know and I will let Annette Richard know. Thanks, Brenda
Brenda
USA - Friday, July 25, 2014 at 13:58:10 (MST)
Three elderly sisters live in a house together. One night the 96 year old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and yells, "Was I getting in or out of the bath?" The 94 yells back, "I don't know. I'll come and see." She starts up the stairs and pauses. "Was I going up the stairs or down?" The 92 year old, sitting at the table listening to her sisters shakes her head and says, "I'm sure glad I never get that forgetful, knock on wood!" Then she yells, "I'll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who's at the door."
Brenda
USA - Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 08:50:26 (MST)
Somebody better write something! As I don't know what's going on where you live, I can only remark about my life here in Baton Rouge. I have been going to physical therapy twice a week for 4 months and am finally beginning to think that I might regain use of my broken arm. My goal is to be able to reach the top of my head with my left hand and, I think, in a few weeks, I'll be able to. I can't use a curling iron and poor John has had to do that also! He has absolutely no experience and struggles with my instructions. He burns my head a lot, but it's not his fault. Try to imagine a guy, not a hair dresser, using a curling iron. It doesn't come naturally at all. All in all, he's a prince!
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 14:31:42 (MST)
Ditto on the Jersey Boys. Always loved those 50's era bio's especially about the music!
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Sunday, July 06, 2014 at 17:19:50 (MST)
He who goes forth with a fifth on the Fourth may not come forth on the fifth. Happy and safe birthday, America!
Brenda
USA - Friday, July 04, 2014 at 13:29:18 (MST)
Henrietta, I agree with you about everyone seeing "Jersey Boys". I saw the stage production in New York and also enjoyed it here at the movie theater. Clint Eastwood did a great job directing. Anything from the fifties is close to my heart.
Patsy Franques
USA - Friday, July 04, 2014 at 06:30:54 (MST)
Hope all of you enjoy a safe and happy 4th of July. The freedoms we enjoy were not purchased cheaply!
Brenda
USA - Friday, July 04, 2014 at 05:40:52 (MST)
Doris, I pray that Karli is recovering well from her injuries. I sent a get well ecard to your email address for Karli, but it bounced. Not tolerating pain medications well, I offered the slight pain from a recent minor shoulder fracture for all those needing prayers. A bit of nostalgia – I recommend seeing Jersey Boys, the story about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. We saw the movie today at a packed Lafayette Grand Theater. The movie is R-rated because of the language, which was typical of those Jersey boys.
Henrietta
USA - Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 17:08:54 (MST)
My goodness, Doris. That's scary! I hate to think that something like that could happen to anyone. I'll add her and her family to my prayers.
Brenda
USA - Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 11:48:47 (MST)
By the way her name is Karli Provost. She is Chuck's daughter.
Doris
USA - Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:09:12 (MST)
OK prayer warriors - need prayers again. Our grand daughter, who is a Dr. in New York doing her residence at Lenox Hills, had to work late last night. She was going home on the subway, it was so crowded that, when they stopped, people rushed to get off and she was caught in the rush and fell between the train and the landing. Her leg was stuck. Thank God they stopped the train and pulled her out. She couldn't walk, so some good samaritan took her back to the hospital she just came from. No broken bones, but a bad hematoma on her thigh.She has a blood clotting disorder, so the dr.s gave her meds and morphine and someone took her home. She is living alone over there with no one to care for her, of course we are worried. Her mom wants to hop on a plane, but Karli doesn't want her to. Karli is worried about missing work, can you imagine. She is so dedicated to her work. Thanks for the prayers.
Doris
USA - Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:07:13 (MST)
When Boudreaux was a new father, Clotile left him with Lil’ Boudreaux for the afternoon and soon Junior began to cry. Boudreaux did everything he could think of, but Junior wouldn't stop crying. Finally, he got so worried he called Thibodeux to come over. Thibodeaux looked in the baby's ears, mouth and then down to the diaper area. When he undid the diaper, he found that the diaper was full. "Here's da problem," Thibodeux said. “Junior needs a change!” Boudreaux said, “But the diaper package says it’s good for up to 10 pounds!"
Brenda
USA - Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 14:49:32 (MST)
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all you guys!
Brenda
USA - Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 07:20:14 (MST)
Any woman that thinks money can't buy happiness does not know how to shop!😳
Gerald Reaux
USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 15:04:08 (MST)
Well, Lita, Margo and Jill, left for their London, Paris, Rome trip. It was scary to see them leave. Three world class shoppers going to the three best, and most expensive shopping cities in the world. They left with two large suit cases each, one filled with their clothing and the other suit case empty. To add to my fears the Paris to Rome leg of the trip is on Kuwait Air ways.
J. J.
USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 14:18:21 (MST)
Boudreaux was in traffic court and expected to pay an expensive parking ticket. Boudreaux: “A police man done tole me it was okay to park dere!” Judge: “Would you recognize the officer if you ever saw him again?” Boudreaux: “Mais, shure!” Judge: “Good. When you see the officer again, tell him he owes you $157. Next.”
brenda
USA - Thursday, June 05, 2014 at 10:02:53 (MST)
Got me!
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.com>
USA - Thursday, June 05, 2014 at 04:00:14 (MST)
We went to the graduation in Thibodaux. Due to design defect there is not room at Central for a graduation ceremony. This is the school that the School board insisted on taking the high bid. They paid three million over the low bid. We left from Mark’s. The big paint mare got loose and opened the frig and drank the beer and ate the duck eggs. Boudreaux: “ Matile, I never called you stupid; but when I asked you to spell Mississippi, you wanted to know if I was talking about the state or the river. That just threw me off".
J. J.
USA - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 08:36:04 (MST)
The President was in the Oval Office when his telephone rang. "Hello, Mr. President, dis’ Boudreaux, down here in Louisiana. I am callin' to tell yall dat we declaring war on yall!" President: "Well Boudreaux, this is indeed important news! How big is your army?" "Right now," said Boudreaux, "dere's myself, my brother-in-law, my next-door-neighbor, Troy, and a few of his gator hunt'n buddies. Dat make eight!" President: "I must tell you Boudreaux that there are one million men in the army waiting to move on my command." "Wow," said Boudreaux, "I'll call yall back!" Sure enough, the next day, Boudreaux called again. "President, de war is on! We got us some infantry equipment!" "And what equipment would that be, Boudreaux?" asked the President." Boudreaux: "We got us two combines, couple of 4 wheelers, a pirogue, and Thibodeaux’s John Deere. The President sighed. "I must tell you Boudreaux, that we have 16,000 tanks and 14,000 armored personnel carriers. Also the army has increased to one and a half million since we last spoke." "Lord above," said Boudreaux, "Be getting back to yall." Sure enough, Boudreaux rang again the next day. "President, de war is still on! We got ourselves airborne! Troy fixed his ultra-lite wit a couple of shotguns in de cockpit, and four vets from the VFW signed up The President was silent for a minute then cleared His throat. "I must tell you Boudreaux that we have 10,000 bombers and 20,000 fighter planes. The military complex is surrounded by laser-guided, surface-to-air missile sites. And since we last spoke, the army has increased to TWO MILLION!" "Oh Lord," said Boudreaux, "Call you back." Sure enough, Boudreaux called again the next Day. "President, sorry to tell you dat we done called off de war." "I'm glad to hear that" said the President.” "Why the sudden change of heart?" “Well," said Boudreaux, "we talked over a few beers. We 'tink dere's no way our wives can make enough gumbo to feed two million prisoners."
Brenda
USA - Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 15:51:24 (MST)
He must have been a mechanical & I don't believe we had any in our classes?
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 09:06:08 (MST)
A priest, a lawyer and an engineer are about to be guillotined. The priest puts his head on the block, they pull the rope and nothing happens -- he declares that he's been saved by divine intervention-- so he's let go. The lawyer is put on the block, and again the rope doesn't release the blade, he claims he can't be executed twice for the same crime and he is set free too. They grab the engineer and shove his head into the guillotine, he looks up at the release mechanism and says, "Wait a minute, I see your problem..."
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 07:50:57 (MST)
J.J. You make us laugh!
Gerald Reaux <Gerald.reaux@lusfiber.com>
USA - Friday, May 16, 2014 at 17:40:22 (MST)
Eleven years ago Lita and my daughter in law were talking about Paris. Jill age five was sitting on my lap and asked “Grandpa what is Paris”. I was in the middle of explaining that Paris was a city in France and Lita buts in and tells Jill not to worry about it she will take her to Paris when she is sixteen. Jill has not forgotten and will be 16 this summer. So, the trip to Paris is on; but like many things it has changed. It is now at trip for Margo (my daughter), Lita and Jill to London, Paris and Rome, the grand tour. I am not invited, in fact I have been un invited, but my bank account is going. They have made the hollow empty promise that they will not shop. Three world class shoppers in London, Paris and Rome and not shopping?
J.J.
USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:37:23 (MST)
Check out this website, all you former soldiers and all interested in them: http://www.youtube.com/embed/C6f_FvZpm3g. Made me cry!
Brenda
USA - Friday, May 09, 2014 at 08:50:25 (MST)
Boudreaux thought he would get in the habit of saying a prayer every day so he prayer: Dear God, So far today, I done alright. I ain’t gossiped, I ain’t loss my temper, and I ain’t ben grumpy, nasty or selfish. But, God, in a few minutes, I 'm gon get outta bed and dats when I am gonna need a lots of help. Amen
Brenda
USA - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 14:49:48 (MST)
We are back from the island. Lita left this morning to go to her art class. She takes the blind lady down the street with her. I asked and was told that she gets very close to the painting and likes the colors. There has to be some nobility in this.
J.J.
USA - Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 03:12:31 (MST)
There was an outhouse at Boudreaux’s house and Lil’ Boudreaux hated it because it was hot in the summer, cold in the winter and stank all the time. The outhouse was sitting on the bank of a creek and so one day he pushed the outhouse into the creek. That night Boudeaux told him they were going to the woodshed after supper. Lil’ Boudreaux knew what that meant and so he said, “I heard George Washington din’t get in trouble cuz he tole the trute when he chopped down dat cherry tree.” Boudreaux said, “Mais, Junior, George Washington's father wadn't in dat tree when he cut it down!”
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 20:24:30 (MST)
Marie Boudreaux went to a fitness center and was told to bend down and touch her toes. Marie: “Mais, coudn’t I jes wave?”
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 07:00:35 (MST)
Just attended a Cathedral all class reunion at Don's Seafood Hut. The classes are from 1949 to 1955. Saw your brother Floyd there Brenda and Mary Alices' brother Paul. Our next Monthly gathering will be in Butte La Rose. There were roughly 20 people in attendance. they meet on the 1st thursday of every Month. Marshall you should ask your brother Hugh to come.
Gerald Reaux <gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 13:24:24 (MST)
Although fictional we certainly enjoyed God's Not Dead. Have heard Heaven is For Real is also very good. Hope to see it soon.
Gerald Reaux <gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 14:30:34 (MST)
Doris, something occurred to me after we spoke the other day. When we reported the abuse of our son by a priest to the diocese, they told me that they knew about this priest and to go speak to another priest who would verify it. At the time, I didn't think about it, but it just dawned on me that at least TWO priests of the diocese knew what he was doing and no one did anything about it to protect children! When I think of the damage this one priest did to my son's family as he has not told them anything about God nor let them be Catholic, I am very happy that these scandals are now out in the open and no longer hidden. I finished the book last night and want John to read it.
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 06:58:01 (MST)
Brenda, I am so glad you are feeling better. If the book is that bad that it makes you sick I think I will just delete it from my Kindle, and not read it. I have too many other good books to read,that I haven't read yet. After all I don't appreciate someone making money off of someone else's sins. His sins (the author), will some day be revealed, also. I know this is fiction, but did anyone see "God is not Dead". Now that is a good movie. It is a very inspiring story.
Doris
USA - Monday, April 28, 2014 at 19:36:35 (MST)
I am definitely better and am going to quit talking about my arm! J.J., you don't sound too good yourself! Take care of yourself! I wish I still had my stash of Boudreaux jokes so I could compete with your stash. Jokes have to pass a certain standard before I submit them. That is, they have to fit my sense of humor, which is probably not everyone's. There is still one cartoon strip that makes me laugh that no one in my family sees as funny. I can't ever describe it without laughing till I cry. My family (particularly grandchildren) try to make me talk about it, but I won't any more. That will probably be part of the eulogy told at my funeral.
Brenda
USA - Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 08:22:47 (MST)
Brenda, I hope you are felling better. Is anything helping with the pain. I can not walk any more, at least not for fifty yards before I fall. Walking sticks help, as do walkers and wheel chairs; but they are a pain to travel with. j j.
j.j.
USA - Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 15:26:40 (MST)
My AOL server has been hacked and I now have a new email address. gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net. Please make a note of this and with O.P.'s help I will send a blast email to all my contacts that are in my AOL server hopefully today.
Gerald Reaux <gerald.reaux@lusfiber.net>
USA - Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:57:35 (MST)
HAPPY EASTER, everyone! This is a glorious, beautiful day, fitting for such a glorious, beautiful feast day! I was sorry to read about Simon Chiasson's death. He was a very impressive man and lived with a very challenging illness for at least 20 years. May he rest in peace.
Brenda
USA - Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 11:48:44 (MST)
I don't think I could have them for this situation. I got that 5-pack before I went to the Amish country this fall for bursitis in my hip. It wore off and the pain was back. I'm sure you can't get that treatment too often as those are steroids. Doris, are you reading the book, In God's House? It's making me 'sick".
Brenda
USA - Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:36:22 (MST)
The best pain meds for me has been a steroid Z pac. Hope you are feeling better by now Brenda?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 12:41:15 (MST)
Brenda, sorry about your arm. Pain meds just make me go to La La land.
J. J.
USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 08:12:49 (MST)
Old Father Maloney walks into the City Bar the other day, and spots Hebert. He walks over and asks Hebert, "Do you want to go to Heaven, my son ?" Hebert replies, "Mais, yeh, I guess." Father tells him to go stand over against the wall. He then sees Thibodeaux, and asks him the same question, "Do you want to go to Heaven, my son ?" Thibodeaux tells him, "Mais, sure." Father tells him to go stand by Hebert. Father then spots Boudreaux, and asks him the same question. Boudreaux tells the priest, "Not me, no." Father Maloney can't believe what he is hearing, and asks Boudreaux again, "My son, don't you want to go to Heaven when you die ?" Boudreaux says, "Oh for sure, Father, when I die. I thought you was puttin' a load together
J. J.
USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 08:11:07 (MST)
Lil’ Boudreaux was visiting his Granmere and Granpere. When it was time for lunch, he saw a pair of false teeth removed for the occasion. He turned to Boudreaux and whispered: “Da toot fairy will never believe dis!”
brenda
USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 14:06:53 (MST)
J.J. if you go back through the comments from this month, you'll see that I broke my left arm, up near my shoulder while walking my two dogs. I had surgery 11 says later and am now trying to regain full use of my arm. I think my pain meds are messing up my memory of daily facts as well as tearing up my stomach. I didn't take any thing today am dreading the night. Very appropriate as we head into Holy Week!
Brenda
USA - Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 18:57:39 (MST)
Brenda, what happened to your arm?
J. J
USA - Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 08:24:26 (MST)
Doris, it looks like someone guessed at the password to the site and got in. REMEMBER anyone can read the site, but you need to have the username and password to write on it. Let's see if more outsider posts come before I go through the trouble of changing anything.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
USA - Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 03:34:06 (MST)
WHAT is that comment about Twitter? Is someone hacking into our site?
Doris
USA - Friday, April 11, 2014 at 19:29:48 (MST)
Doris, can you imagine not having Cheree any more? Sammy is a one-person dog and that's me. Margaret has really made him like her as second best, but, as he is a little nutty, I can't imagine him being happy away from me. Oh, and that dark stuff is all back under his eyes and mouth. I think its connected with what they eat because Bill says he is eating their dogs' food, even though they have his out for him. I'm trying to be mature and put my safety above his needs because he doesn't seem to be as sensitive as Cheree and could easily cause me to fall.
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 09:24:26 (MST)
Twitter is a vital tool in achieving those aims at a place to promote.
FerVumma9PV <FerVumma10>
Philadelphia, USA, Hasbrouck Heights borough, USA Hainesville village, IL, USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 03:19:52 (MST)
Oh I know Brenda, when we leave Cheree with Mitch (ocasionally) You'd swear she hadn't seen me in 20 years. But I also notice Cheree seems very concerned when something is wrong with me. Dogs are trully man's best friend...
Doris
USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 18:44:33 (MST)
The staples are out and I've been having phy.therapy. Bill just brought Sammy for a visit and he was so pitiful, trying to stay on my lap. They don't understand what happens to them when their world changes so drastically and they can't be at home any more. It's killing me too1
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 11:32:07 (MST)
Paul and I agree that the movie “God’s Not Dead” is a must-see for all, and we would also highly recommend it for all youth in this country, because of its wonderful uplifting Christian influence, good acting, and the fact that it’s such a great story, albeit fictional.
Henrietta
USA - Monday, April 07, 2014 at 19:25:50 (MST)
How's your arm Brenda?
Doris
USA - Monday, April 07, 2014 at 18:22:19 (MST)
Gerald, I can't wait to see that movie. But I guess I'll have to wait until it comes to Netflix. Charles doesn't like to go to the movies. I hear it is very good.
Doris
USA - Monday, April 07, 2014 at 18:21:31 (MST)
When Boudreaux’s sister was in a serious accident while on her way to the hospital to give birth, she was in a coma for nearly six months and, when she woke up, she was no longer pregnant. Frantically, she asks the doctor about her baby. “Marie,” he said, “You had twins! A boy and a girl. The babies are fine. Your brother came in and named them.” Marie thought to herself, “Oh no, not Boudreaux — he’s an idiot!” Expecting the worst, she asks the doctor, “What’s da girl’s name?” “Denise,” says the doctor. The new mother thinks, “Mais, dat’s not such a bad name! Guess I was wrong about Boudreaux. I like Denise!” Then she asks the doctor, “What’s da boy’s name?” The doctor replied: “DeNephew.”
Brenda
USA - Monday, April 07, 2014 at 11:36:39 (MST)
The Louisiana State Police had gotten wind that illegal cock fights were becoming big in the rural areas around Lafayette. They decided to send in Boudreaux, their best undercover detective. Boudreaux spent several weeks doing surveillance and came back to headquarters to report the results of his investigation. Boudreaux say, "Der is tree main group in dis cock fightin' bisness." "Who are dey?", his Sergeant asked. Boudreaux replies, "De Aggies, De Cajuns, an de Mafia." "How you know?", asked the sargeant? "Well," says Boudreaux, "I done seen da cock fight, Cher. I knowed da Aggies was involve when a duck was entered in de cock fight." "What about the others?" questioned the Sergeant. "Well, I knowed da Cajuns was involve when sumbody bet on da duck. You know dem Cajuns, dey drink too much an say 'Aw, what da hell?', an dey'll do anyting dats kinda crazy." "Mais, Boudreaux," axed the Sergeant, "How you know da Mafia's involve too?" Boudreaux say, "Dat's de easyiest part. De damn duck won !!"
J. J.
USA - Monday, April 07, 2014 at 07:45:50 (MST)
Nice gathering of CHS graduates from 1946 thru 1955. I was the youngest & that does not happen very often. Saw God's Not Dead tonight. Pat & I both liked it, especially me. Lafayette Louisiana & LSU were shown in the credits during the movie.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, April 03, 2014 at 18:53:24 (MST)
I will be attending an "all class" reunion for the Cathedral boy's Thursday around noon at don's seafood hut. Any class mate of ours is welcome. Please pass the word. Hope to see some of you guy's there?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at 12:43:25 (MST)
An elderly rabbi, having just retired from the temple, decides to fulfill his lifelong fantasy to taste pork. He goes to a hotel and sits down at a table far in the corner. The waiter arrives, and the rabbi orders roast suckling pig. As the rabbi is waiting, struggling with his conscience, a family from his congregation walks in and, since no one should eat alone, they join him. Shocked, the rabbi begins to sweat. At last, the waiter arrives with a huge domed platter. He lifts the lid to reveal nothing else but roast suckling pig with a big apple in its mouth. "This place is amazing!" cries the rabbi. "You order a baked apple, and look what you get!"
Brenda
USA - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 14:29:24 (MST)
Tee Boudreaux burst into the house one day and said, "Momma, Poppa, guess what ! Me and Susie, from down de road decided to got married !" Boudreaux takes him aside and tells him, out of earshot from Marie, "Tee, I gots to tell you sumting. Back when I was young, I used to fool around on you Momma alot. Susie is really your half-sister, so I'm afraid you can't marry her." Tee Boudreaux was, of course all let down, but eventually, he got over it. He met another real nice Cajun girl, and sure enough, one day he ran back into the house and announced, "Momma, Poppa, dis time it's for real ! Me an' Clarisse from across de swamp, we gonna got married !" Again Boudreaux takes him aside and tells him, "Tee, you remember what I tol' you last time ? I'm afraid Clarisse is your half-sister, too." By now, Tee Boudreaux really got his mad up real high, and decides to tell his Momma what's been going on with his Poppa. After he tells Marie what his Poppa had done, she tells him, "Tee Boudreaux, don't you worry yourself about dat a'tall. Go ahead an' marry de girl. Boudreaux ain't your real Poppa, anyhow !"
j. j.
USA - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 09:33:15 (MST)
When he was younger, Boudreaux got a job on a cruise ship. One day a passenger saw a small island with a bearded man shouting and desperately waving his hands. "Who is that?" the passenger asked Boudreaux. “Mais, I don know. Every year when we make a pass by dis island, he goes nuts."
brenda
USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 15:00:53 (MST)
A very drunk patron at a bar is trying to impress everyone with his fighting ability. "I am trained in every hand-to-hand combat there is," he says. To further prove his point, he walks up to Boudreaux, who happened to be in the bar, and whops him behind the neck! "Karate chop from China," he says. Poor Boudreaux gets up off the floor and sits back in his seat, saying nothing. The big man hits him again. "Judo from Japan." L'il ol' Boudreaux once again picks himself up off the floor and continues sipping his beer. The man grabs him putting Boudreaux in a state of suspended animation. "That's a nerve pinch from Korea." After a few minutes, Boudreaux is able to move again. Instead of getting back on his bar stool he walks out. Ten minutes later he walks in with a large board in his hands and hits the drunk square in the head with the board, laying him flat out on the floor. Looking down at his tormenter, Boudreaux says, "Two-by-four from Home Depot."
J. J.
USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 06:07:27 (MST)
So Brenda, you think Boudreaux is better than broken bone ?
J. J.
Larose, USA - Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 16:23:30 (MST)
I thought that every day I'd feel better, but physical therapy has a way of igniting pain. Seems that many of you know about that, so I'll have to change the subject. Hope to get back to jokes, if J.J. is up to the challenge.
Brenda
USA - Monday, March 24, 2014 at 08:04:39 (MST)
Brenda, sorry to hear about your broken arm and shoulder -- get well soon. I also had surgery for a shoulder break last year from a slip-and-fall accident. Followup physical therapy is so beneficial. We have sad news: I just read in the Daily Advertiser that one of our favorites, Sister Hilary, passed away, at age 89 and after 72 years as a religious, on Monday, March 17. The obit states that a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in New Orleans at the Mt. Carmel Motherhouse Chapel tomorrow, March 20, at 10:00 a.m., followed by interment in St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery.
Henrietta
USA - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 09:07:27 (MST)
Brenda,I'm so sorry for your pain. I KNOW that pain. There are two pains in my life that I thought would really do me in,BUT IT DIDN'T, (glad to say) one was the sciadic nerve pain when I had a herniated disc, and the other was my shoulders before I had the replacements. All I could think of when my shoulders were hurting was how much Jesus must have suffered on the cross, you know his shoulders must have been torn out of sockets from hanging on the cross!! Hope by today you are feeling better.
Doris
USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 05:12:41 (MST)
Thank you, Doris. not easy to type, though it is my right arm. It's not the worst thing that this class has suffered, but the most painful thing I've ever had. It happened TEN days ago, but the new thing is to see if it heals without surgery. The latest x-ray looked bad, so the surgery. Patsy told me that Howard's break healed without surgery!!! Amazing! Can't eat or drink today since midnight though the surgery is at 2:30!!! Doris, I can't believe the book, In God's House is out on Kindle. I can't hold the book these days and maybe I can get it on Kindle! Thanks.
Brenda
USA - Monday, March 17, 2014 at 07:25:57 (MST)
Brenda, I got the book for my Kindle. I'm now reading "Glorious Holy Spirit" by Fr. Cedric Pisegna . His books are very inspirational. One I especially enjoyed was "Come Encounter Jesus".
Doris
USA - Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 10:15:59 (MST)
So sorry to hear about Larry. He passed away on my birthday. Brenda I have not heard of that book, but it sounds interesting. I wonder If I can get it from Amazon for my Kindle. Brenda and Marshall, have you heard of Lavinia Spiritos? A wonderful inspirational speaker/teacher featured on Catholic Way Bible Study. com . She is coming to our parish on March 30. I can't wait to see her in person. She has been our Bible Study leader for the past few years. We get to see and hear her via video. I'll be praying for you tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. In case anyone has not heard, Brenda fell and broke her arm and shoulder and is having surgery tomorrow. Keep her in your prayers, y'all.
Doris
USA - Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 09:24:56 (MST)
I am sorry about Larry Miller. He was a good man and the City of Lafayette will miss him. I missed the services. I was on the island and my computer was infected with a scare ware virus. My computer would boot and I would receive a message that it was infected with dozens of nasty viruses. They would go away if I gave them my credit card number. My grandson who is a student at University of Alabama in computer science tells me that it is called scare ware and the payment would go to an account in Russia. What a scam. I took my computer of the local computer doctor and for $100 he made it go away. J. J.
j. j. <judgeerny@gmail.com>
Larose, La USA - Friday, March 07, 2014 at 11:04:23 (MST)
I am reading a book right now that Larry would have been interested in. In fact, people our age, from Lafayette, would recognize the people who are written about even though their names have been changed. It is called, "In God's House" by Roy Mouton. Maybe all of you have heard of it, but I hadn't until my sister, Judy Golden, told me about it. Her Book Club was reading it and discussing it. It was written by the lawyer who defended Father Gaute' back in the 80's in the child molestation case. Even I can recognize the various town's people and clergy who are prominent in the story even though I was in Baton Rouge at the time. I asked our library to get it and had to wait a few weeks until it came in. I can hardly put it down, though it is disturbing.
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 10:09:40 (MST)
Yes Brenda, Larry was our historian & a very good athlete. He was responsible for our baseball win over LHS in our senior year. A home run in the bottom of the nineth. A big upset for us. He also brought old pics of our class from time to time. I will miss him.
Gerald reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, March 04, 2014 at 10:10:40 (MST)
Ditto, Henrietta. I was telling John tonight what I knew about Larry Miller. It seems that he was the one who knew a lot about Lafayette and a lot about everything. I think he was the one who answered my questions about Cajun expressions or things like that. Let me know if I am wrong about Larry being the one. I know his family and classmates will miss him terribly. Most of us are now entering our 77th year--nothing to sneeze at! Our lives might be winding down, but our generation left behind much wisdom and, I hope good examples of lives well lived.
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 20:23:18 (MST)
So sorry to hear we’ve lost another classmate. God surely must have a good place for them and our deceased family members. It would be nice if there were a link to the left of our website homepage, honoring our deceased classmates with a photo and short writeup. I wonder if O.P. would be up to doing this for our class. And everyone try to stay well so that it can remain a short list for a very long time. Just arrived home from a brief visit, traveling with friends to visit Blanche Hunnewell, who is wintering in Naples, Florida – a welcome respite from all those winter storms, ice and snow we’ve been having in Lafayette. Father Marshall, your neck of the woods is about the closest we’ve been to paradise, and I can understand why you must enjoy living there.
Henrietta Boriskie
USA - Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 14:27:50 (MST)
Another Classmate gone: Obituary for Larry L. Miller Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014, at 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in Saint Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church for Larry L. Miller, 77, who died on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Regional Medical Center of Acadiana. See the full Obit and Funeral Service info: http://www.mourning.com/obituaries/Larry-Miller-2/#!/Obituary
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Friday, February 21, 2014 at 15:02:48 (MST)
Thanks for the kind words Brenda.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 05:28:06 (MST)
Gerald, we read the write-up in the Lafayette paper. Wow! He sounded like a really special and exceptional person and one who would be so hard to replace in the city of Lafayette. You and Pat can take a lot of credit for such a man; truly a very special son. May God console you and keep you in his loving care.
Brenda
USA - Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 20:36:38 (MST)
Pat & I want to thank everyone for their prayers for our dear son Jerry. The good Lord has called him to be with his babies. We were so grateful to have him in our life for 53 years. God bless all of you!
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 10:31:01 (MST)
Scholarship honors memory of Jerry Reaux: http://www.acadianabusiness.com/turk-file-sp-1862090493/16440-scholarship-honors-memory-of-jerry-reaux#.Uvr9FrBrThp.facebook MidSouth Bank President and CEO Rusty Cloutier and the Reaux family believe one of the best ways to honor Jerry Reaux would be to extend a helping hand to a student studying finance at UL Lafayette, where Jerry himself earned a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1984.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 03:18:32 (MST)
Sorry about your son. He was a man you could be proud of, God Bless.
J. J.
Larose, USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 13:49:59 (MST)
Jerry Reaux sure left his mark on South Louisiana and more: http://www.katc.com/news/financial-icon-philanthropist-leaves-behind-legacy-in-lafayette/
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 13:59:21 (MST)
So very tragic! God be with that family. May he rest in peace.
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:16:58 (MST)
Very sad news to report: Gerald & Pat's oldest son Jerry pasted away last evening. He suffered a fatal blood clot from a recent operation. He was at home recouperating from that recent arm operation when a clot developed and went to his heart. He was in his early 50s. Here is the info about arrangements from Gerald: Official arrangements: visitation at Martin and Castille funeral home Wednesday 3-8 with a rosary at 6 and then Thursday morning 8 am until the time of service which is 10 am at the Cathedral of St. John. Please pray for the repose of his immortal soul!
O. P. <opditch@gmail.com>
USA - Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:35:11 (MST)
In church one Sunday morning, the preacher said, "Anyone with 'special needs' who wants to be prayed over, come forward to the front by the altar." With that, Boudreaux got in line, and when it was his turn, the preacher asked, "Boudreaux, what do you want me to pray about for you?" Boudreaux: "Preacher, I need you to pray for help with my hearing." The preacher put one finger in Boudreaux’s ear, placed his other hand on top of Boudreaux's head, and then prayed and prayed and prayed. After a few minutes, the preacher removed his hands, stood back and asked, “Boudreaux, how is your hearing now?" Boudreaux: "I don't know. It ain't 'til Thursday."
Brenda
USA - Monday, February 10, 2014 at 07:18:22 (MST)
One day, Marie sent her little boy "Tee" Boo down to the pond to get some water for cooking dinner. As he was dipping the bucket in the water, he saw two big eyes looking back at him from the water. He dropped the bucket and hightailed it back to the kitchen. "Now, where's my bucket and my water?" Marie asked him. "I can't get any water from that pond, Momma" cried "Tee". "There's a BIG ol' alligator down der!" "Now don't you mind that ol' alligator, "Tee". He's been there for a few years now, and he ain't never hurt nobody. Cher, he's probably as scared of you as you are of him!" "Well, Momma," replied "Tee" Boo, "if he's as scared of me as I am of him, then dat water ain't fit to drink!"
J. J.
Larose, USA - Sunday, February 09, 2014 at 05:06:28 (MST)
Gerald, this is the 24th day of 32 degree or less temp. A normal winter usually has 6 to 10. I can't remember a colder one. Red LeBlanc
jack LeBlanc <jackleblancsr@gmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Friday, February 07, 2014 at 08:46:28 (MST)
Lil Boudreaux got a job as a waiter in a hamburger joint. As he was bringing a hamburger to a customer, he kept his thumb over the bun as he was carrying the plate. "Are you crazy?" complained the customer, "You have your hand on my hamburger!" “What?" says Lil’ Boudreaux, "you wan it to fall on da floor agin?"
Brenda
USA - Thursday, February 06, 2014 at 15:51:07 (MST)
Is this the coldest winter we have seen or what!
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2014 at 18:24:50 (MST)
Thanks Gerald and O.P.
Marshall <larr1710@comcasf.net>
Venice , FL USA - Saturday, February 01, 2014 at 06:00:15 (MST)
I have posted the photos Gerald sent me of the mini reunion. The link is on the main page. I have posted them to our Facebook page. I know many of you may not use Facebook, but some do. Check the page out and if you join Facebook, don't be shy about posting stuff to our class page there. Oh and don't forget to "Like" the page. If anyone has trouble seeing the photos, let me know. I can see about posting them here also.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Friday, January 31, 2014 at 06:08:25 (MST)
Thibodeaux noticed that Boudreaux was looking upset and asked: “Boud, wass da matter?” Boudreaux: “Mais, Clotile axed me if I would still love her when she gets old, fat and wrinkly." Thidodeaux: “Mais, das easy to answer. You jus say, ‘corse I will.’ "Yeah," said Boudreaux, "Dats what I did, cept I said 'of corse I DO...'"
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 08:54:43 (MST)
Great, Gerald! Now I'll have to get back to posting jokes.
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 14:05:43 (MST)
Q: Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible? A. Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and drew out a little prophet.
Gerald Reaux <ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, January 27, 2014 at 15:49:11 (MST)
Dig is the way you spell big with a d.
J. J.
USA - Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 11:25:57 (MST)
Dig is the way you spell big with a d. J. J.
J. J.
USA - Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 11:24:37 (MST)
What is Dig?
Brenda
USA - Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:46:58 (MST)
Hard drives are cheap. Go to Best Buy. See you repair man about what you need. Dig is generally better.
J. J.
Larose, USA - Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:16:27 (MST)
There is a man in my church choir that works on computers, even coming to your house. I asked him about what to expect to pay for getting things out of the hard drive and he said he'd do it for nothing. I said for him to charge me what he normally would charge and he said he charges $50 an hour and he could do it in an hour. Now to get my hands on my hard drive again. No telling where it is!!!
Brenda
USA - Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 15:34:43 (MST)
$1.500 is an immodest fee. It is rape. Shop around.
J. J.
LAROSE, USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 17:05:51 (MST)
J.J., good luck with you son's run for the judgeship. Hope he wins! By the way, what do you considere a "modest" fee to restore the stuff on my hard drive? How's $1,500?????
Brend
USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 15:51:32 (MST)
My son John III is running for judge. The election is in November. He has appointed Lita as his finance chairman and has some money in the bank. When he wins we will be a four judge family. My Sister, my brother in law and myself, the Trey as the fourth judge.
J. J. <judgeerny@gmail.com>
larose , USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 13:07:36 (MST)
I love my iPhone. Pat loves her iPad. Hope to send mini pics to op soon?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Friday, January 17, 2014 at 04:51:42 (MST)
I got one for Christmas and just got my hands on it today. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry were programming it for me. No one has yet to show it to me in detail, but I know I'll love it when I understand it. If only I could remember my phone number! I still won't have my Boudeaux jokes!
Brenda
USA - Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 19:05:53 (MST)
Brenda, you need an IPhone !!!! Then you have ALL your information in your pocket...
Doris
USA - Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 06:59:14 (MST)
Thanks, J.J., they actually send them out to the same place that ours was sent. Our phone went out also and, as a result, this has been a stressful day as I didn't know I was expected at two meetings at the same time and to bring Communion to the Nursing Home!! The computer is back up, without any of the things that I need from the old hard drive like addresses, etc. Well, tomorrow's another day!
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 14:30:19 (MST)
Brenda Office Depot has a service that will recover your data for a modest fee.
J. J.
LAROSE, USA - Monday, January 13, 2014 at 08:29:23 (MST)
J.J., thanks for telling us about Coon's death. I remember him well from S.L.I. and dated him for a while. He was an excellent dancer and looked like he must have been a great athlete. Sorry to hear of his death. May he rest in peace. Our computer crashed and I'm afraid that I've lost all of our photos and everything else that was stored in this computer. My laptop doesn't have any of it and all of my Boudreaux jokes are GONE! I had at least 100!
Brenda
USA - Monday, January 13, 2014 at 07:55:18 (MST)
Kernest Pierce, SR. aka Coon age 77. A native and resident to Cut Off an was a S. L. I. with us. age 77
J. J.
LAROSE, USA - Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 20:20:39 (MST)
Who is Coon Pierce?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 18:11:38 (MST)
We are all slowing down don't apologize!
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 18:09:49 (MST)
Coon Pierce died.
J. J.
USA - Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 11:52:25 (MST)
Excuse my slowness, Gerald
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Friday, January 10, 2014 at 05:01:54 (MST)
GrandDaughter. I will see her tonight at the rehearsal dinner.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 15:29:16 (MST)
T Bordeaux went to school at age five. The teacher sees him drawing on large paper tablet. She asked T bordeaux what he was drawing. He told her that he was drawing picture of God. She told him that no one knew what Got looked like. T bordeaux said give me a minute and you will find out.
J. J.
Larose, La USA - Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 07:01:07 (MST)
So what does GD stand for?
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice , FL USA - Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 06:22:47 (MST)
Granddaughter. Saves typing 10 letters & I hunt & peck. Never could learn the two handed thing!
Gerald Reaux <ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at 08:08:47 (MST)
Some one has to explain the short hand to us older folks! What does 'GD' stand for?
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venie , FL USA - Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at 05:13:37 (MST)
Unfortunately my GD is processing the pics. So I will send to op as soon as I get them?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at 07:26:16 (MST)
Figured you had an Important reson to miss it!
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2014 at 04:09:07 (MST)
Sorry that I missed the reunion. I would like to see the pictures. My daughter was in from D. C. and I wanted to be with her. Her husband has a presidential appointment with agriculture and the Senate can not get its act together for an up or down vote on him. There in no controversy, he is just keeps the books. He has been doing the job since Bush. Its just the usual log gam congress can not get its act together.
J. J.
Larose, USA - Monday, January 06, 2014 at 16:41:51 (MST)
Didn't someone take pictures at the reunion?
Brenda
USA - Monday, January 06, 2014 at 11:41:22 (MST)
JJ you were missed at the Mini reunion
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Monday, January 06, 2014 at 05:22:47 (MST)
I would like to add my thank's to Gerald and Pat, and to Henrietta, and Patsy and Harvey for the planning of the mini reunion at the Petroleum Club. I thought that it was a huge success. I would certainly vote to have it there next year.
Roland LeBlanc <Jackleblancsr@gmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 10:57:30 (MST)
Thanks Gerald and Pat for getting us all together at the Petroleum Club. The conservation at our table consisted mostly of stories from our youth.... It was wonderful talking about our past. Happy New Year to all. Thanks again for a job well done.
Patsy & Howard
USA - Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 07:47:14 (MST)
Thanks for the info Larry.
Roland LeBlanc <jackleblancsr@gmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 08:56:31 (MST)
So sorry to read about Clay. He was a very humorous person & well liked. We were 39 in our cass & we have lost 16. Thanks to all who helped & the kind words from Brenda! I will send pics to op as soon as my granddaughter has them ready. We will also try to publish them in the Independent.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 21:06:44 (MST)
Here is what I have found out: DELHOMMES fUNERAL hOME IN Scott La. Thursday-Jan. 2nd==3:00PM--9:00PM Rosary @7:00pm FridaY JAN 3RD 8:00am >>11;00AM Funeral @ 11:00am
Larry
USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 20:58:37 (MST)
I was sorry to learn of Clay's passing. I was wondering if Larry knew which funeral home was handling the arrangements.
Roland LeBlanc <jackleblancsr@gmail.com>
Lafayette,, La USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 19:44:05 (MST)
I know all who attended the mini-reunion yesterday would want to thank Gerald and Pat and those who helped them: Henrietta, Patsy and Harvey. It was a very meaningful gathering with many more guys from CHS than Mt. Carmel. Luckily Marshall and his sister and brother were there as guests. So sorry to hear of the loss of another of your classmates. His name will be added to the long list of the dearly departed. May he rest in peace!
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 15:50:05 (MST)
Received news that Clay Mouton has passed on to his eternal reward.
Larry
USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:35:12 (MST)
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux went to New Orleans to live it up for the weekend. They checked in to a motel and Boudreaux took a shower before going to the French Quarter. They came back to the room about 10:00 that night and flipped on the TV to catch the late news. There was a story on about a lady in Baton Rouge threatening to commit suicide by jumping off the bridge. Thibodeaux said to Boudreaux "Bet you $100 she jumps." Boudreaux said, "OK, you got a bet." A few minutes later the lady jumped off the bridge and Boudreaux pulled out his wallet and took out a C note. Thibodeaux said, "Mais, I can't take your money. When you was in the shower they showed dis on da early news and I saw her jump." Boudreaux said "Dere’s a tv in the bathroom, and I saw it too. I just din't think she'd be dumb enough to do it twice!"
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Monday, December 30, 2013 at 14:47:32 (MST)
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux were talking yesterday. Thibodeaux had been out for a few days with the flu. Boudreaux asked him how he was feeling. "Aw I'm alot better, tanks. You know, it was a wonderful experience." he replied. Boudreaux asked "Wonderful? How can de flu be wonderful?" "Well, I learned that my Clotile really loves me. You know dat whenever the mailman came by or de milkman headed toward the door, Clotile ran out to meet dem an' I could hear her all excited, yelling at dem 'My husband is home! My husband is home!"
J.J.
Larose, La USA - Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 06:56:53 (MST)
Thanks, Gerald! J.J., The church gossip, and self-appointed arbiter of the church's morals, kept sticking her nose into other people's business. Several church members were unappreciative of her activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused Boudreaux, a new member, of being drunk after she saw his pickup truck parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. She commented to Boudreaux on a Sunday morning, in the company of many, that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing. Boudreaux, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny; he said nothing. Later that evening, Boudreaux quietly parked his pickup in front of her house and left it there all night.
Brenda
USA - Friday, December 27, 2013 at 15:52:15 (MST)
$20.00/person
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Friday, December 27, 2013 at 13:37:54 (MST)
Gerald, for how much should we write the check?
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Friday, December 27, 2013 at 08:34:34 (MST)
Back at you judge & all of our classmates. Remember Monday 12/30/13 at the petroleum club, 11ish. Harvey will be collecting cash or check at the door.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 16:29:04 (MST)
MERRY CHRISTMAS
J. J. <judgeerny@gmail.com>
Larise, USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 06:07:41 (MST)
Boudreaux is back at his favorite hangout, the City Bar, and looking down in the dumps. Bartender: “Boudreaux, what’s the problem?” Boudreaux: “Well, me an’ Clotile, we had a big fight, an she tol me she wasn gon talk to me for a month.” Bartender: “Well, Boudreaux, that should make you happy.” Boudreaux: “Yeh, I been happy, but de month is over today!”
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 09:51:17 (MST)
At 3 am a desk clerk at the Holiday Inn gets a phone call from a very drunk-sounding Boudreaux, asking what time the bar opens. "It opens at noon," answers the clerk. About an hour later he gets another call from an even drunker Boudreaux. "What time dussh de bar open?" he asks. "Same time as before... Noon," replies the clerk. Another hour passes and Boudreaux calls again, plastered, "Whenjoo shay the bar opins at?" The clerk getting more than a little impatient with this drunken lush answers, "I've already told you that it opens at noon, but if you absolutely can't wait, I can have room service bring something up to you." Boudreaux tells the clerk, "Mais, No... I don't want's to git in... I'm tryin' to git OUT!!!"
J. J.
Larose, La USA - Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 06:17:03 (MST)
Boudreaux had several mottoes: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away; an onion a day keeps everyone away." "Change is good as long as I don't have to do anything different." "Help someone when they are in trouble and he will remember you when he's in trouble again."
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 09:55:26 (MST)
I cares especially if you can make the mini. Our numbers are up to 46 & counting. Hope you can make it too Larry?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 15:15:08 (MST)
I like you and I better than you and me. Who cares me or I ?
J. J.
Larise, USA - Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 08:01:23 (MST)
Lil’ Boudreaux decided to play baseball. Lil’ Boudreaux: "I coulda ben the greates baseball player if I’d a stayed in school." Then he threw the ball up and made a huge swing and missed. He picked up the ball again, said: “Mais, if I practis hittin the ball, I could still be a great baseball player.” Lil’ Boudreaux continued tossing and swinging, but missed every time. Once more, he said: "I'm gonna be a great baseball player when I get my swing down.” He threw the ball in the air, made his biggest swing yet, and missed the ball yet again. Then something occurred to him and he raised both arms and cheered: "Mais, I jus realize I’m a great pitcher
Brenda
USA - Monday, December 16, 2013 at 15:36:22 (MST)
I should have said "just you and me."
Brenda
USA - Monday, December 16, 2013 at 14:59:23 (MST)
J.J., that's a good one! Do you think it is just you and I reading these jokes?
Brenda Atkinson
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Monday, December 16, 2013 at 09:04:29 (MST)
Years ago, when Boudreaux was a college freshman, being fresh off the farm, and a rather healthy young man, he figured he'd try out for the football team. "Can you tackle?" asked the coach. "Watch dis," Boudreaux told him, and proceeded to run smack into a telephone pole, shattering it to splinters. "Wow," said the coach. "I'm impressed. Can you run?" "Mais, sure I can run," said Boudreaux. He was off like a shot, and, in just over nine seconds, he had run a hundred yard dash. "Great!" exclamed the excited coach. "But can you pass a football?" Boudreaux rolled his eyes, hesitated for a few seconds. "Mais, Coach," he said, "if I can swallow it, I can probably pass it."
J.J.
USA - Monday, December 16, 2013 at 03:22:45 (MST)
Clotile: "Boudreaux, you not a spring chicken anymore and you need to tink about the future, We need to plan for when...you know...when...you pass." Boudreaux didn't say anything, just sat there staring ahead. Mrs. Boudreaux: "I mean, Boud, like...how do you want to finally go? Do you want to be buried or cremated?" After a long pause, Boudreaux looked up and said, "Mais, why don you surprise me?"
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 15:35:27 (MST)
A long time ago, Boudreaux, believe it or not, was known among his friends to be very brief an to the point - he really never said too much. One day, an Avon lady knocked his door and asked to see his wife, so Boudreaux told her that Marie wasn't home. "Well," the woman said, "could I please wait for her?" Boudreaux directed her to the kitchen and left her sitting there for more than three hours. Starting to worry, she called out for him an asked, "May I ask where your wife is?" "She went to the cemetery," Boudreaux replied. "And when is she coming back?" "Mais, I really don't know," he said. "She's been der eleven years now!"
J. J.
larose, USA - Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 12:21:40 (MST)
A long time ago, Boudreaux, believe it or not, was known among his friends to be very brief an to the point - he really never said too much. One day, an Avon lady knocked his door and asked to see his wife, so Boudreaux told her that Marie wasn't home. "Well," the woman said, "could I please wait for her?" Boudreaux directed her to the kitchen and left her sitting there for more than three hours. Starting to worry, she called out for him an asked, "May I ask where your wife is?" "She went to the cemetery," Boudreaux replied. "And when is she coming back?" "Mais, I really don't know," he said. "She's been der eleven years now!"
J. J.
larose, USA - Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 12:21:30 (MST)
When Boudreaux got home, Clotile ran out: “Boudreaux, the car got water in the carburetor!” Boudreaux: “Mais, how you know that, you?” Clotile: “Cuz it’s parked in the bayou!”
Brenda
USA - Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 09:08:25 (MST)
Boudreaux & Marie were having their first fight, and it was a big one. After a while, Boudreaux said "When we got married, you promised to love, honor and obey." Marie replied, "I know. But I didn't want to start an argument in front of all dem people at the wedding
J.J.
Larose, USA - Friday, December 13, 2013 at 13:52:50 (MST)
Rudy Boudreaux now living in Abbeville had his obit in today's Daily. He went to Lafayette High and was on the basketball team that played against us in 1955. O.P. & Harvey may remember him. His older brother was named Paul. I remember both of them well.
Gerald Reaux <ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 12:30:18 (MST)
When Boudreaux was in the Marine Corps, a drill instructor chewed him out. Instructor: "I guess when I die you'll come and dance on my grave." Boudreaux: "Mais not me. I promised myself, when I got out the Marines, I'd never stand in another line."
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 08:14:05 (MST)
After a day fishing at a lake near his house, Boudreaux is walking home carrying two big ol' fish in a bucket. He is approached by the Game Warden who asks him for his fishing license. Naturally Boudreaux doesn't have one. He says to the warden, "I didn't catch dese fishes, dey are my pets. Every day I come down to de lake and dey jump out de bucket and I let dem swim for awhile, an' when I whistles, dey jumps back in de bucket so we can go home." The warden, not believing him, reminds him that it is illegal to fish without a license. Boudreaux turns to the warden and says, "If you don't believe me den watch," as he throws the fish back into the water. The warden says, "Now whistle to your fish and show me that they will come out of the water." The fisherman turns to the warden and says with a smile, "What fish?"
j. j.
Larose, la USA - Monday, December 09, 2013 at 13:38:09 (MST)
A state trooper stops Boudreaux and asks: “What are you doing with that pig in your truck?” Boudreaux: “A man passed with a load of pigs and one pig fell out. I’m trying to catch him to give him back his pig.” Trooper: “Boudreaux, you’ll never catch that truck. Why don’t you just go to the zoo and bring the pig there.” So Boudreaux says “O.K.” and drives off. A while later, the state trooper stops Boudreaux again with that pig still in his truck: “Didn’t I tell you to bring that pig to the zoo?” Boudreaux: “Officer, I did. We had so much fun that now I tink we’re goin go to the beach.”
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Saturday, December 07, 2013 at 08:02:25 (MST)
Brenda I liked the songs.
jj
USA - Friday, December 06, 2013 at 17:20:04 (MST)
Thibodeaux and Hebert were driving down the Interstate yesterday, but Thibodeaux was only driving about 10 miles per hour. Traffic was passing them left and right, 18 wheelers were swerving all over trying to keep from slamming into them, and traffic was generally in chaos. State Trooper Boudreaux, sitting near an overpass, saw this and proceeded to pull Thibodeaux over. Trooper Boudreaux asked Thibodeaux, "Why you goin' so slow ?" Thibodeaux replied, "Mais, Ossifer, I always drives de speed limit, look der's a sign right der, an' it says '10' ." Trooper Boudreaux tells him, "Thibodeaux, you dummy, dat's de hightway sign. Dis is Interstate 10." Boudreaux looks over and notices Hebert shaking and sweating, and asks him what the problem is. Hebert says, "Boy, I sure wish you had stopped us 10 minutes ago, when we was on highway 182 !"
jj
larose, USA - Friday, December 06, 2013 at 17:18:51 (MST)
One day Boudreaux and Lil Boudreaux were riding down the highway in Boudreaux’s truck when he suddenly pulls over to the side of the road. Boudreaux: “Junior, I ain’t sure dem turn signals are working. Get out back and check ‘em out. Lil Boudreaux gets out and stands behind the truck for about three minutes. Finally Boudreaux yells, “Hey, Cher, are dey working?” Lil Boudreaux yells back: “Dey working….dey not working…dey working….dey not working!”
Brenda
USA - Friday, December 06, 2013 at 07:19:19 (MST)
I don't know if anyone is reading these messages besides J.J. and I, but, if you are, you might also enjoy checking out this website to renew some great musical memories from our youth. http://www.1959bhsmustangs.com/VideoJukebox.htm#
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Thursday, December 05, 2013 at 14:47:47 (MST)
Boudreaux was driving down the road the other day, with his wife, Marie, and his mother-in-law in the car. Every couple hundred yards, the two women would take turns telling him something about his driving. "Slow down ! Watch the other car ! Don't drive so close to the center line ! Look out for that curve ! Etc. Etc." After awhile this started to wear on Boudreaux. He slams on the brakes and pulls onto the shoulder of the road. Turning to Marie, he says, "Look, who's driving dis car ? You or your Momma ?"
J.J.
Larose, LA USA - Thursday, December 05, 2013 at 07:26:00 (MST)
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux were out on the golf course last weekend, when they caught up to two ladies a little bit ahead of them, who were playing really slow. After a couple of holes, they couldn't take the slow game anymore, and Thibodeaux says, "Dammit, Boudreaux, I'm gonna go tell dem wimmen to either play faster, or get off da golf course." He walks toward the two ladies, but after going only about halfway, turns around and comes back without saying anything to them." Boudreaux: “Why you din't say nothing to dem?” Thibodeaux: "I can't-- One of dem is my wife, and de other is my girlfriend." Boudreaux : "Mais, never mind. I'll go tell dem sumtin!" He walks a little way but also turns around without saying anything. Thibodeaux: "I tought you was goin' tell dem to move." Boudreaux: "Mais, I couldn't let dem see me, Thib. I got de same problem you got!”
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 19:17:24 (MST)
Boudreaux & Thibodeaux were talking one afternoon, and Boudreaux tells Thibodeaux, "You know, I tink I'm ready for a little vacation. But dis year I wants to do sumting different. De las' few years, I took your suggestions about where to go. Three years ago you said I should go to Hawaii, an' I did an' Marie got pregnant. De next year you said to go to de Bahamas. Marie got pregnant again. And last year you told me to go to Tahiti. Sure enough, Marie got pregnant again. Dis year I wants to to someplace cheaper so I can bring her wid me !"
J. J.
Larise, La USA - Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 14:26:54 (MST)
Lil’ Boudreaux found a toy stethoscope and began playing with it. Boudreaux and Clotile looked at each other. “Mais, Junior wants to be a doctor!” Then Lil’ Boudreaux spoke into the instrument: “Welcome to McDonald's. Can I take your order?”
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Monday, December 02, 2013 at 14:38:15 (MST)
Tee Boudreaux is 24 years old and still living at home. Boudreaux and Marie are starting to worry about what he is going to do with his future. Boudreaux tells Marie, "Cher, let's do a little test. We goin' to put a ten-dollar bill, a bible and a bottle of booze on de table, and when Tee Boudreaux comes in, we gonna be able to figure out what he's gonna do. If he takes de ten-dollar bill, he's gonna be a business man, if he picks up de bible, he's gonna be a preacher, but if he picks up de booze, I'm afraid he's gonna be a bum de rest of his life." So the put the stuff out and hid in the closet when they heard Tee coming in. Tee walks by the table, picks up the ten-dollar bill, looks at it and puts it in his pocket. Then he picks up the bible, flips through it, and puts it under his arm. He picks up the bottle of booze, takes a healthy swig out of it, and walks off with the rest of the bottle. Boudreaux and Marie, were watching all of this through the keyhole, and Boudreaux sighs, "Mais Cher, it looks like our son is gonna be a damn politician !"
J. J.
Larose, La USA - Monday, December 02, 2013 at 11:06:59 (MST)
Thibodeaux asks Boudreaux if he has something for the hiccups. Boudreaux promptly reaches out and slaps Thibodeaux’s face. Thibodeaux: "What chu do that for?" Boudreaux: "Mais, you don got da hiccups anymore, do you?" Thibodeaux: "No, but my wife still does!"
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Monday, December 02, 2013 at 08:10:52 (MST)
Boudreaux & Marie were walking through the town square the other day, when they spotted a wishing well. Boudreaux throws a penny down the well and makes a wish. Marie decides to try it too. She leans over to throw her penny in, but falls into the well and drowns. Boudreaux exclaims, "Damn, it works !"
J.J.
LAROSE, LA USA - Sunday, December 01, 2013 at 19:07:04 (MST)
A traveling salesman stopped alongside Boudreaux’s fence to rest a few minutes. A horse came to the fence and began to boast about his past. "Yes sir, I'm a fine horse. I've run in 25 races and won over $5 million. I keep my trophies in the barn." The astonished salesman ran to find Boudreaux and offered a handsome sum for the animal. Boudreaux: "Oh, you don want dat horse" Salesman: "Yes I do, and I'll give you $10,000 for him." Boudreaux: "Mais, he's yours!" While he wrote out his check, the salesman asked, “Why wouldn't I want your horse?" Boudreaux: “Cause he's a liar - he ain’t won no race in his life."
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 16:19:22 (MST)
Investigator Boudreaux The Louisiana State Police had gotten wind that illegal cock fights were becoming big in the rural areas around Lafayette. They decided to send in Boudreaux, their best undercover detective. Boudreaux spent several weeks doing surveillance and came back to headquarters to report the results of his investigation. Boudreaux say, "Der is tree main group in dis cock fightin' bisness." "Who are dey?", his Sergeant asked. Boudreaux replies, "De Aggies, De Cajuns, an de Mafia." "How you know?", asked the sargeant? "Well," says Boudreaux, "I done seen da cock fight, Cher. I knowed da Aggies was involve when a duck was entered in de cock fight." "What about the others?" questioned the Sergeant. "Well, I knowed da Cajuns was involve when sumbody bet on da duck. You know dem Cajuns, dey drink too much an say 'Aw, what da hell?', an dey'll do anyting dats kinda crazy." "Mais, Boudreaux," axed the Sergeant, "How you know da Mafia's involve too?" Boudreaux say, "Dat's de easyiest part. De damn duck won !!"
j..j.
larose , USA - Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 14:08:59 (MST)
Boudreaux: "Clotile, wen I die, I want you to sell all my stuff." Clotile: "Mais, why you want me to do sometin like dat?" Boudreaux: "I spect a woman as fine as you would remarry and I don want some other jerk using my stuff." Clotile: "What makes you tink I'd marry another jerk?"
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Friday, November 29, 2013 at 16:06:47 (MST)
A very drunk patron at a bar is trying to impress everyone with his fighting ability. "I am trained in every hand-to-hand combat there is," he says. To further prove his point, he walks up to Boudreaux, who happened to be in the bar, and whops him behind the neck! "Karate chop from China," he says. Poor Boudreaux gets up off the floor and sits back in his seat, saying nothing. The big man hits him again. "Judo from Japan." L'il ol' Boudreaux once again picks himself up off the floor and continues sipping his beer. The man grabs him putting Boudreaux in a state of suspended animation. "That's a nerve pinch from Korea." After a few minutes, Boudreaux is able to move again. Instead of getting back on his bar stool he walks out. Ten minutes later he walks in with a large board in his hands and hits the drunk square in the head with the board, laying him flat out on the floor. Looking down at his tormenter, Boudreaux says, "Two-by-four from Home Depot."
J.J.
USA - Friday, November 29, 2013 at 11:31:39 (MST)
Lil’ Boudreaux gets a job as an usher at a movie theater. A man seated too far from the screen in a crowded movie whispers to Lil’ Boudreaux, "This is a mystery, and I have to watch a mystery close up. Get me a better seat, and I'll give you a handsome tip." So Lil’ Boudreaux moves him into the second row, and the man hands him a quarter. Lil’ Boudreaux looks at the quarter, leans over and whispers, "Da wife did it."
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 06:52:13 (MST)
The phone rang at the State Police office the other day, and the desk sergeant answered to hear an obviously intoxicated Boudreaux saying, "Somebody done broke into my car an' stole everyting ! Dey done took de dashboard, de steering wheel, de brake pedal, and even de accelarator. Send somebody, quick." Before the sergeant had a chance to dispatch a Trooper, the phone rang again. It was Boudreaux. He says, "Never y'all mind, Mr. Trooper, I had got in de back seat by mistake."
J.J.
USA - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 01:53:41 (MST)
Looks like 27 for the boys for our mini. Just noticed that 7 of the starting 9 of the baseball team will be there. Only jimmy Richard, lefty Boulanger and clay mouton were the others and they are all deceased.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 11:34:27 (MST)
"Marie," Boudreaux whispered to his wife late one night, "if I died, would you get married again?" "Mais, yeh, I guess," she replied. "Would you sleep in de same bed with him?" "Well, it's de only bed in de house, so I guess I'd have to." "Would you make love to him?" "Cher," Marie said patiently, "I guess, since he'd be my husband." "Would you give him my pickum-up truck?" "No, Boudreaux. I wouldn't never give him your pickum-up truck." she yawned, "Besides, he don't know how to drive a stick shift."
j. j. <judgeerny@gmail.com>
USA - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 06:29:51 (MST)
Thanks to all the well wishers for our kaitlyn. She & her future husband are very spiritual. We expect lots of grand babies!
Gerald <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11:07:59 (MST)
Mrs. Boudreaux invited Rev. & Mrs. Jones to dinner and made an extra-special meal. It was Boudreaux's job to set the table. As everyone sat down to eat, Mrs. Boudreaux said, "Boudreaux, you forgot to set a knife and fork for Mrs. Jones." Boudreaux: I didn't tink I need to. You said she eats like a horse."
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Monday, November 25, 2013 at 08:34:51 (MST)
At The Bank Boudreaux was called into his bank to discuss his accounts. "Your finances are in terrible shape," the banker stated. "Your checking account is way overdrawn, and your loan's are overdue." "Yeh, I know." said Boudreaux. "It's my wife, Marie. She's out of control." The banker asked Boudreaux, "Why do you allow your wife to spend more money than you have?" "Mais, to tell de truth, Mr. Banker," replied Boudreaux with a deep sigh, "because I'd rather argue wid you than wid her !"
j. j. <judgeerny@gmail.coom>
USA - Monday, November 25, 2013 at 07:21:17 (MST)
Gerald, congratulations on Kaitlyn's engagement. She is a beautiful girl and I know you and Pat are proud of her.
Brenda
USA - Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 14:10:28 (MST)
At breakfast one morning Lil Boudreaux said: "Dis Friday we're havin a quiz on the moon." Boudreaux said,"Clotile, you gon let him go?"
Brenda
USA - Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:18:57 (MST)
When they left the candy store Thibodeaux said to Boudreaux, "I'm the bes thief, I stole 3 chocolate bars and no one saw me put ‘em in my pocket. Bet you can’t beat dat.” Boudreaux: "You want see sometin better? Mais, let's go back to the shop and I'll show you real stealing!” So they went back into the store and Boudreaux said to the owner: "Do you want to see a great magic trick?" The man said that he would and Boudreaux said: "I need me three chocolate bars to do the trick." The shopkeeper gave him three chocolate bars and Boudreaux ate all three. Shopkeeper: "But where's the magic?" Boudreaux: "Look in Thibodeaux's pocket."
Brenda
USA - Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 07:41:46 (MST)
When they left the candy store Thibodeaux said to Boudreaux,
Brenda
USA - Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 07:40:58 (MST)
Brenda, Thibodaux was on the way to work and he saw Boudreaux was out standing in his field. When he came back from work that evening Boudreaux was still out standing his field. He stopped and asked Boudreaux what he was doing. Boudreaux said that he was trying for a Nobel prize. How can you win a Nobel prize doing what you are doing. Boudreaux told Thibodaux that he saw on the internet that the way to wind Nobel prize was to be out standing in your field.
j. j.
Larose, USA - Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 14:58:24 (MST)
Not to worry J.J. It is a buffet and the Petroleum Club has been very flexible so far. I was going to ask you to bring your daughter but will put you and Lita down. That is 24 so far for the boys. If you change your mind later no big deal. I owe you a cocktail from a past reunion and I want to get even.
Gerald Reaux <ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, November 18, 2013 at 16:21:30 (MST)
Gerald, My daughter may no come. I should know by tomorrow. If it is not too late count Lita and I as definite maybe's j. j.
j j <judgeerny@gmail.com>
USA - Monday, November 18, 2013 at 14:50:22 (MST)
Boudreaux called the parish office the other day and asked to have a funeral mass said for his dog. The pastor said, “We don’t say funeral masses for animals.” Boudreaux: “Well, den, I’m gon’ call the church down da street and I'm gon’ make a big donation, if dey will bury my dog.” Pastor: “Oh wait, you didn’t tell me your dog was a Catholic!”
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 13:57:55 (MST)
Gerald, I can not reach you cell phone. Lita and I can not come. Our daughter is coming in from DC and it is her birthday. J. J.
J. J.
USA - Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 08:29:06 (MST)
Boudreaux had always wanted to take a ride in a helicopter so when he got the opportunity to take a short helicopter ride, he bought a ticket. When the helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff, Boudreaux and the pilot managed to walk away from the crash. The pilot was screaming at Boudreaux, “Why did you fool with those instruments????” Boudreaux: “Mais, I got so cold I turned off da fan!”
Brenda
USA - Friday, November 15, 2013 at 08:49:06 (MST)
Brenda, Boudreaux was in an auto accident and he broke the finger on one hand and on the other hand he is perfectly fine.
J. J.
USA - Friday, November 15, 2013 at 06:15:31 (MST)
Today is Patsy's birthday. Happy Birthday, Patsy!!
Brenda
USA - Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 15:09:30 (MST)
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux were on a weekend hunt when they witnessed a UFO landing. As the little green creatures come out of the UFO, Boudreaux said, “Mais, what’s dat???” Thibodeaux aims his gun and says, “I don’ know me, but Boudreaux, you better go back to da camp and put on some rice.”
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 14:42:36 (MST)
J.J. when you have time please call my cell 337-739-5191 it is about our upcoming mini-class reunion with Marshall on Dec. 30 at the Petroleum Club from 11 to 2. I just need a head count for you and/or Lita?
Gerald Reaux <ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:51:58 (MST)
Brenda, Boudreaux is writing a book on manners. He has only written the first rule; Rule #1 “Never kiss an alligator on the lips.” He may be right.
J. J.
Larose, La USA - Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 09:22:02 (MST)
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux nearly froze to death in a drive-in movie. They went to see "Closed for the Winter."
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 10:33:08 (MST)
Thibodaux: “Boudreux what are you doing ? Boudreux; I am dancing. Thibodaux: But you are not moving. Boudreaux; It’s the elevator dance, there are no steps to it.
J. J.
USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 08:56:46 (MST)
J.J., that's peculiar because Boudreaux, Thibodeaux and LeBlanc were at work one day when Labbe suddenly died of a heart attack. Thibodeaux said, “I know where he lives at, but I don’ know his ole lady. How we gon break the news?" Boudreaux: "Mais, don worry. I’m plumb full of tac and I know jus how to do it." So Thibodeaux and Boudreaux went to Labbe’s house and rang the doorbell. When his wife answered, Boudreaux said: "Hello, are you the widder Labbe?" She replied, "My name’s Labbe, but I'm not a widow." Boudreaux: “The hell you ain’t!”
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 15:08:29 (MST)
I have been on the island. You sleep there with the windows open, smell the salt air and the roar of the gulf lulls you to sleep. Boudreaux, Thibodaux and Dugas go fishing in the lake, Dugas drowns. When they get back to the dock Thibodaux tells Boudreaux I will call the sheriff and talk to the people. I know that you could not do this. You cannot talk without stammering. No one can understand you. You are like the country singer Mel Tillis. When you get upset you have to sing what you want to say. That is not always good. You go tell madam Dugas what happened. You know her and are comfortable with her, you should have be able to talk to her. Boudreaux goes to the Dugas residence and when madam Dugas come so the door her freezes. She tells him “Boudreaux calm down. I know that you want to tell me something. Sing it to me’ Boudreaux breaks out into song to the tune of the Campton Races.’ Guess who drowned in the lake today, Dugas, Dugas” Guess who drowned in the lake today, Dugas, Dugas”
J.J. <jdugeerny@gmail.com>
Larose, La USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 08:06:00 (MST)
Guess it's time for another one since J.J. seems to have admitted defeat. By the time Boudreaux arrived at the football game, the first quarter was almost over. "Why you so late?" Thibodeaux asked. Boudreaux: "I had to toss a coin to decide between going to church and coming to the game." Thibodeaux: "How long could that take you?" Boudreaux: “Mais, I had to toss it 20 times.”
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 07:16:12 (MST)
Brenda, enjoyed reading all the Boudreaux jokes. Sorry to hear about Donald.
Doris
USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 06:16:02 (MST)
Thank all of you Veterans for what you did to serve our country. I know you sacrificed a lot and your families worried about you. I remember my parents when my brother Johnny was in Vietnam. I wouldn't wish that on any parents!
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:31:35 (MST)
So sorry to hear about Donald. May he rest in peace!
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Saturday, November 09, 2013 at 07:47:38 (MST)
Thanks for the info on Donald, OP. I will offer Mass for Donald this morning.
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Thursday, November 07, 2013 at 03:25:03 (MST)
The Reason it was not on M&C is that Delhomme is handling the Funeral: LAFAYETTE - A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 9, 2013 in St. Genevieve Catholic Church for Donald J. "Double D" Deshotels, 75, who passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm at Lafayette General Medical Center. Msgr. Robert Angelle and Reverend Jerry Mesley will conduct the funeral services. Burial will take place in Calvary Mausoleum. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvertiser/obituary.aspx?n=donald-deshotels&pid=167898513&fhid=10577#sthash.lUDmxxmH.dpuf Visitation is request only at the church (St Genevieve) The family requests that visiting hours be observed at St. Genevieve on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9:00 am until time of service.
O <opditch@gmail.com>
USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2013 at 18:36:33 (MST)
I just got a call from Gerald. He says that Donald Deshotels passed away. His Obit was supposed to be on the Martin & Castile Funeral Home Website, but I just checked and it's not there yet. I think he said that the memorial will be Saturday, but I have to recheck with Gerald on that detail, I didn't write it down since he said it would be on the M&C website. More details when I get them.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2013 at 18:27:10 (MST)
Boudreaux was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an appointment and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, "Lord, take pity on me. If you find me a parkin place, I will go to Mass every Sunday for the res of my life.” Just then he saw a parking place. Boudreaux: “Never mind, I jus found one.”
Brenda
USA - Monday, November 04, 2013 at 13:41:45 (MST)
Yesterday I went to Lafayette and attended a mass for the Sisters of Mt. Carmel Jubilee Celebrations. I don't know if you remember Sr. Ann Carmel Segura who was the piano teacher and artist when we were young at Mt. Carmel. She is going to be 100 years old in late November and celebrated EIGHTY years of vowed life. I also spoke to Sr. Hilary (Rickey's favorite) and Sr. Dennis who said she is now 85. There were quite a few Mt. Carmel sisters, I was happy to see! Very impressive women too.
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Sunday, November 03, 2013 at 14:04:45 (MST)
J.J., My Boudreaux's wife is named Clotile. She and Boudreaux lived on one side of the bayou. He could hear a man named Clarence, across the bayou blowing his horn all day and it really ticked him off. One day Boudreaux told Clotile: “Today I’m gon’ cross the bridge and throw that horn in the bayou!” So Boudreaux gets in his truck, drives to the bayou to cross over. He sees a sign on the bridge and goes back home. Clarice: “Did you take that horn and throw it in the bayou?” Boudreaux: “No, Cha, they had a sign on the bridge that said “CLEARANCE 11 feet 6inches!”
Brenda
USA - Friday, November 01, 2013 at 15:37:03 (MST)
Brenda I did not know that you knew Boudreaux. You know that he lost his wife Loraine. Loraine was a terrible wife. She drank. Smoked dope and was unfaithful. She gambled away or wasted all that he earned. When he would get off of his 14 day shift on the boat, he would find that she had picked up his check and he knew that it would be gone before he got home. He knew that Loraine had taken the money and had gone to the Casino and she would have lost all of the money. It was so bad that he took a second job at Joe’s septic service.. The only bright spot was that a widow had moved in next door.. She was lovely. Her name was Cleary. She was the exact opposite of Loraine. There was something between them from the first time hat he met her. But both were good Catholics and they did not even think about it. The loved one another but could not do or say anything about it. When he arrived at his house after work the sheriff was waiting for him. He told Boudreaux to follow him. When they got to the four lane on highway 90 he could see Laraine’s car smashed an in the ditch. The sheriff told him that Loraine had not survived the crash. He told Boudreaux that Loraine’s body had been taken to the funeral home; but Boudreaux could take his stuff out of the car. The car was full of empty Vodka battles and he took the car papers from the glove compartment. Then he discovered Loraine’s purse. When he opened it up the found $10,000 dollars in one hundred dollar bills. Loraine had won for a change. He drove home felling sad. As bad as Loraine was they had been together for seven years and there were some feelings. When he go to his drive way his mood changed, he broke . out in song. “I can see Cleary now Loraine is gone. “
j. j. erny <judgeerny@mobiletel.com>
USA - Friday, November 01, 2013 at 12:52:08 (MST)
J.J., you're on! Boudreaux and Thibodeaux are walking down the street in a big city and they see a sign which reads: SALE - Suits $5.00, shirts $2.00, trousers $2.50 Boudreaux: We could buy a whole gob of dese, take 'em back home, sell 'em to our friens, and make a fortune. Jus let me do the talkin’ cause if they hear you, they might tink we ignorant and won't wanna sell that stuff to us. They go in and Boudreaux says: "I'll take 50 of dem suits at $5.00 each, 100 of dem shirts at $2.00 each, 50 pairs of dem trousers at $2.50 each. I'll back up my pickup and..." The owner of the shop interrupts, "You aren’t from around here, are you?” "Well...no," says a surprised Boudreaux. “Mais how come you knowed that?" "Because this is a dry cleaners."
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 08:30:01 (MST)
Brenda, I did not know that you knew Bordeaux. He lives across the street from me. He just bought a feed store in Cut Off next to Patin’s house. He problem is that Patin’ s duck looks into his store every day and asks “Bordeaux do you have any duck food?”. Bordeaux tells him no I do not carry duck food. This went on every day for two weeks. Finally Bordeaux told him that is you ask again I am going to nail your feet to the floor. Next day duck comes by th and asks “Bordeaux you got any nails?” Bordeaux told him no.!, Duck asks: " got any duck food?".
J. J. <judgerny@gmail.com>
Larose, La USA - Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 07:32:44 (MST)
Boudreaux: I saw dis guy driving and texting and it made me so mad! Thidodeaux: So what you did? Boudreaux: Mais, I roll down my window and threw my beer at him!
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 13:16:54 (MST)
Boudreaux drove his truck up the driveway, got out grinning and literally skipped across the yard. Mrs. Boudreaux: “What now?” Boudreaux: I done found a great job, Work 10 to 3 Monday through Friday. No overtime, no weekends. Pays $500 a week!” Mrs. Boudreaux: Boudreaux, dat truly does sound good. In fact it sounds too good to be true.” Boudreaux: “Oh, it true all right. You start on Monday.”
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:40:58 (MST)
Boudreaux went into the library and the librarian saw him standing before the shredder. He said, “Dis is very important. Can you work dis ting?” Librarian: “Sure I can. Watch, you do it just like this.” She took the piece of paper, put in in the input hopper and pressed the start button. The paper was pulled into the machine. Boudreaux: “Wonderful, you are a life saver! I only need one copy.”
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Monday, October 28, 2013 at 10:10:27 (MST)
You got that right, JJ!
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 22:56:42 (MST)
You got that right, JJ!
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 22:55:53 (MST)
O. P. we are all falling apart. Your sound good. I know that I have said it before; but getting old is not for sissies.
J. J. Erny <judgeerny@gmail.com>
Larose, La USA - Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 13:30:22 (MST)
How many of you are on Facebook? Check out our new Facebook page for CathedralCarmel55.org at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CathedralCarmel55org/122650861125229
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
USA - Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 03:15:33 (MST)
Ok, I'm still alive, don't turn the lights out yet. I just had my mainline catheter removed from my chest. This has been in my bod since Jun 21st. Had been having Plasmapheresis done to help my Myasthenia Gravis (MG) disease, along with three medicines. Looks like I'm done with the Plasmapheresis since they removed the catheter now. The MG website calls it a "disorder." It surely has caused disorder in my life at this point, but thankful it is not been fatal. Here is their definition: "MG is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups." - See more at: http://www.myasthenia.org/WhatisMG.aspx#sthash.kGJ9vfte.dpuf The primary thing MG affected in me initially was I couldn't swallow/eat. Big problem. Now that the swallowing has been fixed, I'm hit with leg and arm weakness and some problems with speaking for any length of time. Gotta have short conversations. So please don't call me on the phone and expect long conversations from me. I came down with MG at the end of May, and was in the JH hospital for several weeks. I've been doing outpatient treatments at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore since then. Sorry, I've not been on the guestbook much, but that has been my history here, right? Welcome back JJ.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 03:05:51 (MST)
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking at its top. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. “Mais our boss tole us to find how high this flagpole is,” said Boudreaux, “but we don have a ladder.” The woman took a wrench from her purse, loosened a couple of bolts, and laid the pole down on the ground. Then she took a tape measure from her pocketbook, took a measurement, announced, "Twenty-one feet, six inches," and walked away. Boudreaux shook his head and laughed, "A lot of good dat does us. We suppose to find out how high and she say how long it is!"
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Friday, October 25, 2013 at 07:58:41 (MST)
Boudreaux was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet. "I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day. Then eat regularly again for two days, then skip a day. Repeat this procedure for two weeks. The next time I see you, you should have lost at least five pounds." When Boudreaux returned, he had lost nearly 60 pounds! "Wow, that's amazing!" the doctor said. "Did you follow my instructions?" Boudreaux nodded. "I'll tell you one ting, I tought I was going to drop dead on the tird day." "From the hunger, you mean?" asked the doctor. "Mais no, from the skipping!"
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 09:25:02 (MST)
Joke of the day: Mrs. Boudreaux: “It’s too dark in the living room; we should get a new light fixture.” Boudreaux: “Mais, why you would spend $30 on a new light fixture when it’s so dark in der you couldn’t see the doggone ting anyway?”
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 16:53:13 (MST)
When my grand daughter Jill was five, Lita was talking about Paris, Jill asked “What is Paris ?”. Lita explained that it was a city in France and told her that when she was 16 she would take her to Paris. She is going to be 16 this summer. The trip to Paris is still alive and has morphed into a grand tour of London, Paris and Rome. My daughter has decided to go along. All on nickel. My type A family.
J. J. Erny <judgeerny@gmail.com>
USA - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 09:41:44 (MST)
A man was watching Boudreaux and Thibodeaux working along the roadside. Thibodeaux would dig a hole two or three feet deep and then move on. Boudreaux came along behind him and filled in the hole. They worked right past the guy and went on down the road. "I can't stand this. Hold it, hold it," he said to Boudreaux and Thibodeaux. "Can you tell me what's going on here with all this digging and refilling?" "Well, we work for the gov’ment and we just doing our job," Boudreaux said. "But one of you is digging a hole and the other fills it up. You're not accomplishing anything. Aren't you wasting the taxpayers' money?" Thibodeaux: "Normally der’s three of us: me, Boudreaux and Celestin. I dig the hole, Celestin sticks in the tree, and Boudreaux here puts the dirt back. Celestin’s job's been cut so now it's just me an’ Boudreaux."
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 15:37:50 (MST)
J.J. I did not figure you as a type A? Your kids must take after their mother?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 10:31:47 (MST)
Brenda, You have such great group pictures of your family. I can not get mine to stay still together to take a picture. J. J.
J. J. Erny <judgeerny@gmail.com>
Larose, USA - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 07:38:28 (MST)
Thanks for the jokes & medical report. The lights are still on!
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, October 21, 2013 at 14:36:06 (MST)
J.J., you make a good case for Physical Therapy! I don't think we can appreciate the simple things like walking, sleeping, etc., until we can't!
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Monday, October 21, 2013 at 06:48:24 (MST)
Hello! I have been under the weather; but I am back. In addition to the my usual, stroke , heart failure and high blood pressure, I have been recently been gifted with diabetes, cancer and the inability to walk without falling. The diabetes I have been able, after a fashion, to control with diet. They took the cancer out and the shamans tell me that there is a 97 percent chance that it will not come back. They do not know why I could not walk without falling. They sent me to physical therapy. They physical therapy lady was good; but had in another life been, Ming the Merciless. It worked and that has allowed me to store the wheel chair, put away the walker, and put my cane behind the door. I still rarely use the cane. Keep the light on for those who cannot press the switch.
J. J. Erny <judgeerny@gmail.com>
Larose, La USA - Monday, October 21, 2013 at 02:34:35 (MST)
A miserable Boudreaux goes to the doctor. “Doc, I’m in bad shape. I hurt all over. I tink I’m going to die.” Doctor: “Show me where it hurts.” Boudreaux touched his stomach. “Here. Ohhh, dat hurts!” he cried. “And here,” he said and touched his chest. “Ohhh,dhat hurts!” he cried. “I see,” said the doctor, “anywhere else?” Boudreaux touched his neck, “Ohhh, dat hurts!” he cried. The doctor examined Boudreaux’s stomach, chest and neck. Boudreaux: “How long I got, Doc?” “Actually, for a man your age, you are in pretty good shape except your finger’s broken.”
Brenda <Brenda.atkinson@hotmail.com>
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 07:13:20 (MST)
Well, I can always tell jokes...... Boudreaux, trying to learn how to use a computer, calls the Tech Support. Boudreaux: "Mais, it says to hit any key but when I do that nuttin’ happens." Tech Support: "Can you try again and tell me exactly what happens?" Boudreaux: “I tried but nuttin’ happened." Tech Support: "Well, what key did you hit?" After a moment and some clicking sound Boudreaux said: "Well, firss I try my car key and now my tractor key.”
brenda
USA - Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 14:19:05 (MST)
Last one here will turn the lights off?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 13:20:43 (MST)
Talked to Carroll Comeaux & he was going to see buzy maraist at Stewart meaux's request. He is at cornerstone south and suffering with the complications of a stroke. He is refusing the feeding tube & all "do not ressitate" decisions! He was one year behind us & was golfing in his later years.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 14:49:36 (MST)
No I did not. Gale is one year older than I. After we graduated he went into coaching & we went in the service. I returned to the gym twice to watch my grandson play in grammar school. He chose soccer instead if basketball. The gym seemed so small compaired to what I remembered.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, September 30, 2013 at 15:54:03 (MST)
Hey, guys, check out the article in the Laf Adv about the Basketball Court at Cathedral being dedicated to Gale Breaux: http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20130926/NEWS01/309260049/Cathedral-Carmel-dedicates-gym-floor-former-coach?nclick_check=1 great video and pictures. Gerald, did you know about this?
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Friday, September 27, 2013 at 03:01:13 (MST)
Well Gerald, if anyone was married for 60 years that would have meant they got married when we were sophomores in high school. We graduated in May of 55 and Charles and I got married in Sept. 55.
Doris
USA - Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 07:44:11 (MST)
Brenda my physical is more Babineaux & my mental is Reaux. Thanks for asking.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 13:39:24 (MST)
Gerald, did you ever look like your father? I can't see you in his photo. I would have thought Doris and Charles were married longest as I thought they married first. Congratulations, Doris and Charles! Hope you celebrate many more.
Brenda
USA - Friday, September 20, 2013 at 08:27:10 (MST)
Congrats Doris. 58 is big. We will have our 54 next year. I wonder if anyone has 60 yet? Maybe Mary Alice.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Friday, September 20, 2013 at 08:00:57 (MST)
We celebrated our 58th Wedding Anniversary this Tues. Had a great Luncheon Date. Then enjoyed watching our grandson Nick play in a football game in the evening.
Doris
USA - Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 14:42:33 (MST)
Henrietta, Gloria & her husband Lawrence are good friends of ours. He & I played basketball together for decades & later golf. I had lunch with them several weeks ago. He is not well walking with a cane. He has a very rare disease, he told me 1.5 out of 1 million people have it. He is doing PT but improving very little. She is a doll.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, September 16, 2013 at 13:18:47 (MST)
I remember very well where I was. In the middle of having my little 4yr old's class' individual picture's taken. I ran into the school office for something and the Director looked as though she had seen a ghost. She was so upset and ready to cry. But I didn't have time to think about what was happening. I had to get back to my 20 4yr olds. and finish teaching. Couldn't think about it until after school was out.
Doris
USA - Friday, September 13, 2013 at 19:03:24 (MST)
Oops. The Reunion flight was "two" years ago.
Henrietta
USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 19:36:59 (MST)
Twelve years ago, after a cellphone call to one of our team members about the Twin Towers episode, my entire tennis team practicing at Acadiana Park for City League competitions, knelt down on the tennis court and prayed. Our team captain was Gloria Richard, Father Gary Schexnayder’s sister. And ten years ago, on 9/11, Paul and I were flying en route to his Navy ship reunion in D.C. It was somewhat unsettling landing at Ronald Regan Airport in Arlington, on this tenth anniversary date. However, it was a smooth, uneventful flight.
Henrietta
USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 19:34:58 (MST)
We were in our other house with the Today Show on T.V. I was busy in the kitchen and didn't see the first plane hit, but I heard them talking about it and started watching what was considered an accident. Then we saw the second plane hit. AT that time, we had two children in New York, Margaret and her husband Bill were working at Kenneth Starr's law office, but on different floors in a very high rise building. It was a nightmare for them, walking down the stairs in the pitch dark (I don't know why the electricity was out) and trying to find each other outside after getting downstairs. Then, trying to get to their two very little children at a nursery by bus, taxi, walking all the while hearing people screaming and jets flying overhead, etc. Stephen and his wife, Bissera, were also living in New York, but not that close to the twin towers. Not a whole year later, the electricity went out again for 48 hours in New York and they had to repeat the process! They felt so unsettled that they moved to Baton Rouge shortly after that!
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 13:43:49 (MST)
9/11 was 12 years ago. OP Shirley Pat & I were in a plane strapped into our seats ready to fly back from San Diago. Where were you?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 04:21:05 (MST)
Noticed the Schlitz beer sign on Jefferson. Paul Elmer, Joan's father was the distributer & when he went to various places to promote his product he would always buy a round for the house. He also had parties at his house when we were young. Everyone liked him.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at 15:42:26 (MST)
The top photo of Jefferson St. that O.P. posted was taken in 1961. It shocks me to see how small the area was with a brick or cobbled street. The next photo is 1974 (I think) and that last one (with Boring Domingue) is 1954,or whatever it says on the photo.
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 at 11:36:38 (MST)
An Architect named Lynn Guidry studied the population in the City of Lafayette and estimated 19,210 in the 1940's and 248,078 in the 2020's. I hope we are around to see it?
Gerald Reaux <ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2013 at 13:56:49 (MST)
If I remember right, Lafayette was 10,000, when we were in H.S.
Marshall <LARR1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 03:21:00 (MST)
I have maps of down town drawn by hand dated in 1921, 1928 & 1940. Amazing how small it was!
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12:09:29 (MST)
There was a series of old photos of Jefferson Street. I found them very interesting as in 1961, around the Jefferson Theater, it looked like a very small town with 'cobbled' streets.
Brenda
USA - Monday, August 26, 2013 at 05:32:25 (MST)
Have any of you out there on FB seen the Lafayette Memories page? They have some pretty interesting things on it. When you are on Facebook next time search for it.
Doris
USA - Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 05:18:43 (MST)
Later than us.
Gerald Reaux <ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 12:02:48 (MST)
In those days a kiss from a MC girl was big. On a sad note carol doucet's wife Eldine prejean doucet passed reciently she was also a MC graduate 5 years earlier than us. Arrangements were published today.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, August 19, 2013 at 15:18:29 (MST)
Are you a 'kiss and tell' sort of person, Gerald?
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 06:16:24 (MST)
Winnie Mae Monteleon was the first girl I ever kissed. O.P. invited me to a party at his house for his older sister Pat's birthday. Not sure what year. They played spin the bottle and Winnie spined me. We went out on the front porch and I had to stand on their swing to kiss her. That really made an impression on me as you can imagine!
Gerald Reaux <ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 10:50:57 (MST)
You are right, Brenda, Gayle R. was a Cathedral cheerleader not a majorette, but Patsy was. The girl opposite Pat is Sylvia Guidry. I don't know who the younger majorettes are. They were the Jr. majorettes. Sylvia finished the year before us along with Pat and Corinne Gerami, and Roselin Berger, Winnie Monteleon, Remember??
Doris
USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 09:10:18 (MST)
About that photo, O.P. Patsy says that it can't be Yvonne or Gayle in the picture as Yvonne was older than Pat and Gayle was never a drum major.
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA Louisiana USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 14:51:56 (MST)
Sorry, Gerald. I didn't realize that you corrected it to read "Brumby's sister." She looks like him.
Brenda
USA - Thursday, August 08, 2013 at 14:03:41 (MST)
When we were young, our grandparents lived next door to the senior Fournets and their 10 children. My Aunt Ruby and their oldest son Paul married. Martha and I used to play with the two youngest girls in their fig orchard, each one of us having a 'house' in one of the trees. I remember thinking during the War that the safest place to be was at the Fournets as they had 7 huge boys. I can still rattle off all of the Fournet names: Jeanne, Paul, Jim, Howard, Tom, Bob, Fred, Louise, Dan, Nell. Nell died last month and I don't know how many of the men are still alive. I think Tally's wife is named Betty. She couldn't have been Brumby's mother and I didn't know she was his second wife.
Brenda
USA - Thursday, August 08, 2013 at 06:34:52 (MST)
Sorry. Brumby sessions "sister".
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 at 14:05:22 (MST)
Thanks Brenda. I was always impressed by the Fournets. They all seemed to be full of life. I asked Tally, the station owner, who was married to brumby sessions mother how he got that name. He said he was the middle child and was picked on from both sides. He went to his dad for advice and he told him to "retaliate". It was shortened after many attacks by him.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 at 13:29:11 (MST)
Wasn't Ruby's obit well done? Her daughter, Katherine, wrote it and, as her mother was such a brilliant woman, all of her children must be pretty clever also. Ruby was my father's youngest sister and the last of the five Meaux women.
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2013 at 06:50:59 (MST)
I just wanted to thank everyone for your prayers. Everyone is doing fine in the Provost family. At last. Mama and baby are doing fine. Except Daddy is worn out. He said baby Brentley has got her days and nights mixed up. So typical of a month old baby. Since he goes to work early he does the early morning bottle but it is about an hour before he usually gets up, so he just stays up. But then he says he so tired in the evening he can't play with Jayden like he wants to. My boy is such a good daddy!!! By the way we are waiting for another baby in the family any time now. Pam is going to be a Nana again. That makes 3 grandchildren for her, Pennye has 3 and so does Chuck. NINE great grandchildren for US.
Doris
USA - Monday, August 05, 2013 at 19:22:34 (MST)
Brenda so sorry to read about your aunt Ruby Fournet. I did not know she was married to Paul Fournet. Quite a nice obit.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr @aol.com>
USA - Monday, August 05, 2013 at 12:42:07 (MST)
So sorry to hear it, Doris! I surely will pray for her complete recovery.
Brenda
USA - Friday, August 02, 2013 at 15:59:00 (MST)
Again, I am asking for prayers for Tiffany. She is still so sick, again, she is going to see the Dr. tomorrow. That girl just can't seem to get better. She has gone through so much. Thank God the Baby is fine. She was feeling good last week after seeing the Dr. and having the catheter removed. Now she is sick with what she says feel like flu symptoms. Nausea, aching bones, backache. She has been having to take shots twice a day for the blood clot she had, and Jared seems to think it is the side affect of the shots. We'll find out tomorrow. She just needs to get better. It will be 4 weeks tomorrow since the baby was born.
Doris
USA - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 19:25:30 (MST)
It was a joint effort with my closest cousin pat Lognion Mixon MC class of 1959. We were able to enjoy our first reunion with each other. Some had not seen each other in decades. I would recommend this gathering to anyone who have close family in the area.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 11:00:25 (MST)
Great picture, Gerald! It's a treasure to have it. How did you ever get all of them together??? Doris, good news! Life certainly has its ups and downs, mostly ups!
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 07:09:59 (MST)
Good news today. Tiffany is back home with her babies and is feeling a little stronger and is hungry, which is a good sign. She is still getting shots for two weeks now. But thank God things are looking a little brighter. Thanks a million for all of your prayers is is SO appreciated. She sees the urologist next week. I'm anxious to see what he has to say.
Doris
USA - Friday, July 19, 2013 at 06:12:10 (MST)
I also forgot to mention Pam still needs your prayers. I had a long talk with her tonight and she is still grieving. It's only been 5 months since she lost Clint so I expected this. But sometimes I worry about her. Especially since it's summer and she isn't working and has all this time to bring back memories. I'm thankful school will be starting soon and she will be busy again. Thanks I appreciate all the prayers.
Doris
USA - Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 19:35:32 (MST)
I'm asking for prayers again tonight. Tiff is back in hospital, Jared said it is just for the night. She has a blood clot in her arm where the IV Picc was. Also she is suffering from diarrhea. Dr. wants to do a lot of testing and he said it was best if she just spend the night in the hospital. This doesn't sound good to me. PLEASE keep her in your prayers. Her mother has both babies tonight. I wish I lived closer.
Doris
USA - Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 17:06:35 (MST)
Happy Feast of Mt Carmel all you Girls out there!
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 03:52:58 (MST)
Thanks, Brenda, It is a worry. But I know God has had His hand on them. It could have been so much worse. I know. I'm thankful for His blessings. I'm sure it will be getting better.
Doris
USA - Monday, July 15, 2013 at 18:57:05 (MST)
Doris, I'm so sorry that you are still going through such worries. I hope they have good help and she will start to recover very soon. Prayers coming.
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 11:53:49 (MST)
Please keep Jared and Tiffany in your prayers. Jared is already wearing out.I hope he is taking his meds for PTSD. Tiffany is very tired and desponded. I guess she thought coming home would be as easy as it was for her last C-Section. I hope she realizes she has had 3 major surgeries. She is depressed because she has to wear the catheter until the 24. Her urologist told her he had never done a surgery like this before. (Scarey, huh) But at 1:00 AM in the morning I am sure he did the best he could. And she wasn't in a facility that was prepared for an emergency like this. She was at a Woman's and Children's Clinic in Alexandria. I'm sure that God was there with them guiding the surgeons hands. Just pray that the healing goes well and we don't have any more emergencies. She realizes that prayers have pulled her through this difficult time. Hopefully nothing goes wrong at home.
Doris
USA - Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 18:59:50 (MST)
Great News. I was at mass this morning and got a text from Jared saying they were going home today. Yeah ! Jared is very brief with his text and on the phone, so I really don't get much out of him. Now Jared's work begins. I offered to take a bus back to help but he said thanks, but I'll do it. She can't do anything but lay there. Of course the baby is so tiny. I don't guess it will hurt her to hold the baby. Tiffany's mom told me that Tiff's grandma will go in the day to help out with Jayden and just to be there if he needs help with the baby or Tiffany. You see Tiff's mom works 3 days a week. I'm sure between Tiff's mom and her grandma they will take Jayden to their house sometimes to give Jared a break. God certainly is good to let Tiffany have such a speedy recovery after such an ordeal she went through. We found out that only 1% of all pregnancies end up with this condition. It is called Placenta Percreta. The Dr. said he has seen it only one time in his practice. There is a danger of postpartum hemorrhage.So please keep up the prayers. Thanks everyone, you are great.
Doris
USA - Friday, July 12, 2013 at 20:59:28 (MST)
So sorry for your lost Henrietta. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Charles. Doris, prayers are being offered for your daughter in law
Red LeBlanc <Jackleblancsr@gmail.com>
lafayette, La USA - Friday, July 12, 2013 at 15:51:15 (MST)
So sorry about your loss Henrietta. We are home now. Reluctantly we had to leave our children in need. We had to come home because both Charles and I had run out of our meds. If it was up to me I would be going right back. But the trip was hard on Charles. He won't admit it. But I know. The traffic was bad. The night before we left Tiffany started to feel better. She was put back on her liquid diet and Jared said they took the tubes out today. She still has a long way to go. She will be in the hospital another week. Please keep the prayers going. There is a lot of healing to do. We just don't need a set-back now. Thank you so much I really do appreciate it. I hated to leave Jared with so much responsibility on his hands. But thank God for the good people of Oakdale they are pitching in. Someone had cut his big 2 acre lot Tues. and Tiff's mother said that the people at church will be bringing meals for them. Of course Tiff's mom is there too to help, but she does work then her Grandma pitches in. So I guess they will be alright. I had so much fun with Jayden she is at such a cute age. Thanks again.
Doris
USA - Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 13:06:18 (MST)
On Monday, we buried Carolyn Mayer Bertrand, my Opelousas pediatrician brother Dr. Charles Bertrand’s wife. Carolyn died Friday of fluid buildup from heart failure, in spite of recently having TAVR heart surgery. At the end of the memorable Funeral Mass at St. Landry Church, the organist played “When the Saints go Marching In.” Charles was a Cathedral student from 1942 through 1950, however graduated in 1954 at Immaculata Seminary. Not only was Carolyn a sister-in-law, she was a very dear friend. Grieving her loss also includes her 11 Sebastien children and their families and 4 Bertrand stepchildren and their families. Please remember them in your prayers.
Henrietta
USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 20:23:48 (MST)
Today on Facebook, Paul Brouillette posted to Lafayette Memories: "Does anyone have info on this? My brother told me years ago of an abandoned house on or near the corner of S. College and E. Bayou Pkwy. on the Vermilion. He said it had a pipe organ in it and books and people used to go in it and hang out. It was wide open." Do any of you remember that house?
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 06:50:48 (MST)
Actually, Tiffany is Doris's daughter-in-law and Jayden is her granddaughter. Sorry about that!
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2013 at 17:47:34 (MST)
So sorry to hear about Doris' daughter-in-law. Jayden is a fabulous photographer and great mother. Prayers for her complete recovery. O.P., it's so nice to be able to read your messages and see your granddaughter Sophia's precious picture. I trust you are getting well yourself! Thank our good God!
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2013 at 05:51:13 (MST)
We just got a message from Doris. Her daughter-in-law, Jared's wife had some severe complications from the birth of her new baby. Doris is still in LA, but can't get into this website. She is asking for prayers. Please pray for Jared and his wife and family.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2013 at 02:20:49 (MST)
Sophia Maria certainly is growing up!
Marshall <larr1710 @comcast.net>
Venice , FL USA - Monday, July 08, 2013 at 02:45:49 (MST)
Rickey was alway's good at keeping everyone connected!
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Friday, July 05, 2013 at 13:34:51 (MST)
Today, Paul and I saw Deacon Julian Judice and his wife at the Food for the Journey luncheon/talk by Father Robert Angelle at Hotel Acadiana. Father Angelle’s very informative talk was a summary of events of Vatican II. The Judices, who now live in Lafayette, said that Ricky Gutierrez used to keep them informed about Cathedral-Carmel happenings, and now they have our website to stay up-to-date.
Henrietta
USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2013 at 20:34:31 (MST)
Faced timed with op this morning at his request & found his speech very ordinary. He looks great & has lost 35 pounds. He admitted that it will be a change in his life style for him to go on. He seems to be up to it & will try to drive down the road. Keep the masses & prayers coming.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 09:26:41 (MST)
Texted with op yesterday & he is better. His speech, tongue & swallowing are improving. He requested more prayers because "they work". Keep them coming!
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 04:42:33 (MST)
Doris, I wasn’t in too much pain since I was taking Aleve. And the pain was in my very bruised, upper right arm and not the shoulder where the breaks shown on the CT scan were located My sister-in-law Em, granddaughter Michelle, and I were more concerned about my limited range of motion and upper arm bruises. Physical therapy is really helping.
Henrietta
USA - Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 21:43:32 (MST)
OP & I face timed this morning & he had a little set back is back in Bay View where he began. Nothing serious but will need a little more health care. He is in no pain & continues to ask for prayers. Keep them coming.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10:13:02 (MST)
Wow, Henrietta. I guess you are right. Were you in a lot of pain at your Mother's day celebration?
Doris
USA - Friday, June 21, 2013 at 05:14:11 (MST)
You all, be careful about those falls. My May 2 slip and fall left me with a badly bruised, painful upper right arm, and I was in denial about any possible fracture, in spite of having osteopenia. Had no real shoulder pain. At a May 12 family’s Mother’s Day lunch, my nurse practitioner sister-in-law and RN granddaughter suggested taking x-rays. The ensuing x-ray & CT scan confirmed the three breaks in the shoulder bone. Surgery and physical therapy are helping, but I sure miss low-impact aerobics classes, water aerobics and tennis games. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.
Henrietta
USA - Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 18:33:41 (MST)
John is doing better. He takes the last antibiotic today and is chomping at the bit to do something. Yesterday was his birthday and he dressed and shaved and sure enough, all of the local children and grandchildren come by. If I can just keep him from returning to all of his activities for at least 3 days, I will feel better. He is weak and I think should take it easy. I saw O.P.'s picture leaving the hospital. Great news!!!! Oh I forgot,Doris, I do go to a gym for my Silver Sneakers exercise class. I never use any of the machines as I have a treadmill at home. I can't use it now until my sciatica is completely gone. It really aggravates it.
Brenda
USA - Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:29:28 (MST)
Brenda, Do you go to a gym for your aerobics? If so go ride the stationary recumbent bike in the gym. That is what the Dr. had me do for my knee. So I ride on it for 10 min. then work out on the machines. I started out with just 5 machines last year and now I am up to 17 machines. I feel much stronger. Especially in my arms, which needed it so badly since I had bad shoulders before my shoulder replacements. I do the water aerobics three times a week for aerobics and work out with the machines twice a week. I am so excited about O.P.'s recovery. Thank God. Brenda do hope John is doing better, still praying. Henrietta, sorry to hear about your fall. I keep falling also, but I do believe all the exercise I do does keep me from being badly hurt, other than bruises all over. As a matter of fact, I tripped on the door mat Sun. and have bruises up and down my arms. Another reason is those stupid flip-flops that I wear. I have to throw them away. It's always when I am wearing them, that I fall.
Doris
USA - Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 05:06:42 (MST)
Hate to say it, Suzanne, but I think I will have to add training wheels to this bike. Yesterday I took a bad fall and, unfortunately one of my grandchildren was watching me show off my skills. Today I have been too scared to ride again because I could break something like my HIP! I'm 4'11" and must have short legs. I also think I'm going to return to my senior aerobics class as John says I should work through the pain. I don't think he's ever had sciatica!
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 07:27:29 (MST)
Brenda, your message made me laugh so hard. How tall are you???? Be careful with those bikes. Prayers for all of you in need>
Suzanne
USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 16:49:24 (MST)
I'm sure John appreciates the prayers and also the mass, Marshall. We are caught in a Catch 22, Henrietta. I stopped going to my low-impact aerobics class about two months ago because of sciatica in my left leg and hip and now, two months later, I have lost all of my muscle tone. I started riding a bicycle today and was winded after one round on my street. Just finding a bike I could ride took almost every member of my family! I ordered one that I thought would be perfect, but it was too high for me to reach the ground while seated--very dangerous! Yesterday, they brought me one of my grandchildren's bikes that she had outgrown and it fits me perfectly except my legs don't extend all of the way like they are supposed to when bike riding. At least, it isn't too heavy and my feet do touch the ground, if I have to stop quickly. I'm going to slowly add distance to my ride to regain something I've lost. Old age is for the birds!
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Monday, June 17, 2013 at 07:38:17 (MST)
My prayers are being offered daily for those that need it the most.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, June 17, 2013 at 04:16:46 (MST)
Happy Father’s day to all the Dads. Glad to hear good news about O.P. – God really listens to our prayers. My prayers are also with Tiffany and John. Brenda, I hope that John is careful walking around while taking that medicine, to avoid any further problems. I’m now recovering from surgery for a fractured top humerus bone from a recent slip and fall at the subdivision park/pond, and starting physical therapy tomorrow. Having time to reflect on this recent injury and a wrist fracture from ten years ago, I noted a connection with taking prescription Doxycycline antibiotic, Cortisone and Antihistamine, and having these injuries. The prescription bottles advised to not exercise in the sun and/or use caution when operating a vehicle or machinery. We Seniors need to use extreme caution. In the future, I hope to avoid needing these prescriptions -- otherwise, maybe we should just chill out at home in an easy chair or take any medications that have warnings, at bedtime.
Henrietta
USA - Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 16:48:13 (MST)
Doris, I'm so sorry to hear about Tiffany! I think we are destined to have worries in this life so that we can look forward to the next one. John has been sick for three weeks and was diagnosed with pneumonia last Monday. His medicine is so strong that it practically knocks him out and he sleeps most of the time or it makes him feel bad. At least, I think it's the medicine. I trust that both Tiffany and John and O.P. will be well again!!! Prayers coming.
Brenda
USA - Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 13:29:09 (MST)
I am so happy O.P. is doing so well. God is great. So I am asking you once more to please pray for our Tiffany and the new baby. She is having even more problems. A very serious C-Section will have to be performed. If anyone out there knows what an Anterior Placenta Previa is, they know what I am talking about. I'm just praying that no emergency pops up before the Dr. sets a date, as they live 45 minutes from the hospital with the special team of Dr.'s it will take to do this section. So far I don't think she realizes the danger she is in. We don't want to upset her and make her blood pressure rise. I know I am praying almost constantly.
Doris <dorisprovost@att.net>
The Woodlands Woodglen, TX. USA - Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 18:50:33 (MST)
I think O.P. wrote this one Wednesday. "Storm coming to Baltimore in an hour or two. Pic from my bedside chair At Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Body is on the mend, docs and staff are working the Lords miracles. Looking forward to rehab soon. Thanks for all your prayers, I feel then being answered every day. God Bless You."
Brenda
USA - Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:22:08 (MST)
Shirley's Thursday's OP update: Thanks for all the prayers. OP was released from the hospital today. He is in rehab. Same hospital, different floor. Maybe 1 week, then home. His recovery has been amazing thanks to all of you.
Brenda
USA - Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:20:59 (MST)
Shirley: He continues to improve. Has his 4th plasma treatment today. Working with OT, PT, and speech therapist. Spending more time out bed. Getting. Stronger. Amazing ! Thanks for all the prayers
Brenda
USA - Monday, June 10, 2013 at 08:38:41 (MST)
Shirley's version: O.P. just finished his 3rd plasma exchange successfully. 2 more to go. Docs are pleased with his progress. He is still on soft solid foods. He is working with OT and PT while in the hospital. Saying prayers of thanksgiving and prayers for a complete recovery. We welcome your prayers.
Brenda
USA - Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 16:52:58 (MST)
Good Morning everyone. Chated with O.P. this morning as follows. He wrote "Ordered lots of stuff (for breakfast), mostly to try out: yogurt, pancakes, scrambled eggs, cream of wheat. Tasted yogurt last night and I think it helped my digestion". I wrote "GM from LA. You are making me hungry for a big Saturday morning breakfast". He wrote "Go for it buddy, let Pat sleep and get in the kitchen". I wrote "might do that". He is definitely on the mend. Thank God and keep the prayers coming.
Gerald Reaux <ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 06:11:44 (MST)
Fantastic, O.P.
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Friday, June 07, 2013 at 02:57:14 (MST)
Any progress is good. OP ordered cream of wheat for breakfast this am. Something he NEVER eats at home. Go figure.
Brenda
USA - Thursday, June 06, 2013 at 10:04:41 (MST)
Shirley added: O.P. started the plasma exchange yesterday and hopefully continues to have four more successful ones. He is getting it every other day. But he is responding well to the treatment. Prayers continue to be welcome.
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2013 at 14:57:29 (MST)
Shirley: Update; OP passed a solid food test and is now upgraded to soft solid foods, including scrambled eggs. He said "thanks for all the prayers." He is responding well to the treatment. Happy, happy, happy!!!!
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2013 at 14:38:56 (MST)
Shirley Ditch Update: OP passed the swallow test today and will be put on a liquid diet. Thanks for all the prayers. Still has a long way to go.
Brenda
USA - Monday, June 03, 2013 at 14:39:32 (MST)
Shirley asked me to up-date everyone on O.P.'s status. I have been on a group message chat with his family for several days and will summarize the latest. "He's back from the barium swallow. Watched (a family member says) the X-ray film as he was drinking water. Swallowed a spoon full of vanilla pudding. Will leave the tube in for a day or two while eating by mouth. He is really improving. Speech Therapist says he's ready for a liquid diet. Shirley says she is Happy Happy Happy! He said he FEELS the prayers". Johns Hopkins has saved his life in my opinion. Keep praying we need my buddy to keep us all informed during our extended years.
Gerald Reaux <ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, June 03, 2013 at 14:37:39 (MST)
I didn't realize that I had already posted that latest update. Sorry.
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Sunday, June 02, 2013 at 09:25:30 (MST)
Shirley: OP was transferred to John Hopkins Bayview hospital He is in the neuroscience critical care unit. He still cannot swallow. The preliminary Diognosis is Myasthenia Gravis. A neuro muscular disorder. Need prayers.
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Sunday, June 02, 2013 at 08:40:50 (MST)
Masses continue.
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Saturday, June 01, 2013 at 02:56:31 (MST)
I asked Shirley if there had been any other symptoms of this disease before this episode and she said: "Well, stroke was ruled out after two MRIs. He has difficulty with speech and can't swallow. The neurologist thought it might be this and had him transferred. However, no symptoms of this until last week." I'm hoping that this diagnosis is premature and they'll find something else. It's a serious illness and I'm praying that O.P. doesn't have it. They would appreciate all of your prayers.
Brenda
USA - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 08:59:09 (MST)
Shirley: OP was transferred to John Hopkins Bayview hospital last night. He is in the neuroscience critical care unit. He still cannot swallow. The preliminary Diognosis is Myasthenia Gravis. A neuro muscular disorder. Need prayers.
Brenda
USA - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 04:44:16 (MST)
Thanks for relaying Shirley's messages about O.P., Brenda
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 01:24:10 (MST)
Thanks for relaying Shirley's messages about O.P., Brenda
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Friday, May 31, 2013 at 01:23:52 (MST)
Shirley: OP is still in the hospital making slight progress. Feeling the healingness of your prayers. Please continue. The control of his tongue is slightly better. Still on IV getting his nourishment.
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 08:18:04 (MST)
Results of O.P.'s X-rays postponed till tomorrow. Still getting nourishment by IV.
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 16:45:51 (MST)
Monday's O.P. news (or lack of it). Shirley says no news today because the doctors are conferring. More X-rays tomorrow. She hopes to have more to tell you tomorrow.
Brenda
USA - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 14:14:48 (MST)
Sunday's update on O.P. Shirley: "He still cannot swallow. John Hopkins ENT saw him and also came to the conclusion it is an allergic reaction" She said that means: "No cancer. No obstruction. No necessary procedure by ENT He will work with speech therapist to learn how to move his tongue to swallow. Also have to find what med he is allergic to."
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 13:55:48 (MST)
Latest from Shirley: "His speech and swallowing have gotten worse. He is still on steroids for inflammation which increased his anxiety. The anxiety may be the cause on not breathing probably and not being able to eat or drink a lot. He has been given med for anxiety and is resting comfortably right now. He is still taking benedryl for allergic reaction. Prayers are welcomed."
Brenda
USA - Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11:41:46 (MST)
I can't put it on this website, but I'll send it to you at your e-mail address if it lets me Copy it.
Brenda
USA - Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 08:27:43 (MST)
Thanks Brenda. And without OP, you probably can't send the picure of him?
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 02:17:23 (MST)
Marshall, I don't think Shirley reads this website. She wrote to me and asked me to post the update yesterday. Today she posted a photo of him in the hospital with his grandchildren around him. He is sitting in a chair and it doesn't look like there are 'tubes' and such in him.
Brenda
USA - Friday, May 24, 2013 at 17:18:15 (MST)
Shirley how's O.P.?
Marshall <larr17 10@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Friday, May 24, 2013 at 13:21:13 (MST)
Shirley said: "OP has been in the hospital since Sun. Initially they suspected TIA/mini stroke. Now they are reevaluating it may be a reaction to a BP medicine he was taking causing swelling of tongue. Speech problem. May be in hospital a few more days." Guess it would be better if it were an allergic reaction to some medicine because they can stop that!
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 09:46:36 (MST)
These little warnings are sometimes good for something. Our son-in-law had one and it changed his whole family's life style for the better. Take care of yourself, O.P. We need you!
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 14:29:06 (MST)
Sent a tex message this morning & he returned by voice mail he was being discharged & feeling good. We should still pray.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:15:53 (MST)
More prayers for you O.P. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. Patsy & Howard
Patsy Franques
USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 08:01:57 (MST)
Prayers are certainly with you O.P.
Doris
USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 06:36:12 (MST)
That is "slurring a few words"
O. P.
USA - Monday, May 20, 2013 at 19:53:26 (MST)
I am in the hospital taking some tests. Sun I got shortness of breath And started urging a few words so here iM. Went thought multiple tests and just now finished an MRI of the brain. Results tomorrow. They are expecting a TIA or a little worse a minor stroke. Appreciate any prayers you N send my way.
O. P. <Opditch@gmail.com>
USA - Monday, May 20, 2013 at 19:51:36 (MST)
Thanks for the great picture, Gerald. It's so good to see everyone looking so healthy and happy!
Brenda
USA - Monday, May 20, 2013 at 05:50:45 (MST)
Thanks for news of Barbara, O.P. Doris,Mark will be remembered in my masses too.
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice , FL USA - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 01:35:34 (MST)
Thanks for news of Barbara, O.P. Doris,Mark will be remembered in my masses too.
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice , FL USA - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 01:35:12 (MST)
I just wanted to let you know that my nephew whom I had asked for prayers last year, passed away yesterday. If you remember he had cancer of the throat. Then it had spread to his neck and was lodged under his skull. He had the cyberknife treatment to remove that, last summer and it worked, but the cancer had come back on the outside of the back of his neck. He has been fighting with that for 10 months now. I am sure he is in a happier place now and out of pain. His sister has been such an angel to him, taking very good care of him all these months. Bless her. His name was Mark Landry. He was an EMT for the West Jefferson hospital in New Orleans. He had so many friends, all the nurses and Dr.s at the hospital, loved Mark.
Doris
USA - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 18:12:05 (MST)
After two months in Hosp and therapy Barbara went home today. Her children and her siblings are looking after her. Prayers work.
O. P. Ditch
USA - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 16:55:44 (MST)
Congratulations, J.J. What is the USDA?
Brenda
USA - Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 17:01:57 (MST)
The president of the United States has nominated my son in law Jon Holliday as the chief finical officer of the USDA.
J.J. Erny
USA - Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 16:31:13 (MST)
Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are mothers!
Brenda
USA - Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 13:12:05 (MST)
Congratulations, Henrietta! You are doing good work.
Brenda
Baton Rouge, LA USA - Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 16:06:59 (MST)
In the past two weeks we have had two new Great Grand babies. A boy, Gavin Babij was born April 24 in Fla. to my grand daughter. Then her brother's wife had a baby girl last night, Ellie Rose Garcia. These are our daughter Pennye's grandchildren. Both beautiful babies. That makes 8 great grandchildren for us. We are expecting yet another in Aug.That will be 9. And of course, Jared and his wife are presenting us with grandchild no. 12 in July. My calendars are so full of birthdays. March, April and May are unreal. We are so thankful for all these beautiful healthy children. God has been good to us. We were kind of anxious for the past month or so thinking Charles might possibly have prostate cancer, but we got the results today and it is all good. NO CANCER. So we celebrated with a dinner out at Babin's ummm Good.
Doris
USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 18:31:46 (MST)
Recently one of our elderly relatives died, having used up most of their money in the last months of care. We were able to have a funeral for much less than the usual ones by doing these things. We called the funeral home in another town that does all of the cremations for the ones in Baton Rouge. We made arrangements for them to come to pick up the body whenever he died and bring it to their crematorium. Then, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a very nice wooden box with a lid for very little money and when he died, they took the body and the box and had them ready for the funeral. We had to drive over to pick them up. The 'visitation' was done at the church before the funeral and the burial will be done later. The VA supplied a folded American flag that was placed next to the box of Cremains. I'll bet no one in the Cathedral would realize what was paid for that funeral because it looked exactly like the ones that cost a lot more.
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 14:55:16 (MST)
Yes he was prof's son. The Store belongs to my cousin Larry.
J. J.
Larose, La USA - Monday, May 06, 2013 at 14:31:49 (MST)
J. J. Ran into your cousin John last weekend. We talked about you & your mom & dad. Was his dad prof Earny?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, April 29, 2013 at 17:47:34 (MST)
Brenda, cameras every were George Orwel.??????1984.. New Kitchen is done, except for some minor electrical. They will never be back. Lita has paid them. I suppose I will have to do it.
J. J. <Judgeerrny@mobiletel.com>
USA - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:28:20 (MST)
Terrorists, welcome to the electronic world! Everyone has a camera now and the means to share their photos with the necessary authorities. Patsy, I can't imagine the suffering of the families of those who died and those whose lives have been altered for life in Boston. Just as I can't imagine the pain of those whose little 'babies' were slaughtered in Newton, Conn.
Brenda
USA - Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 09:59:56 (MST)
No one has commented on the situation in Boston. Thank goodness the second brother was taken alive, maybe barely. Sure hope he will talk and shed some light on all of this. The people of Boston really had a rough few days not knowing where this "crazy person" was hiding out. I think the officials did a great job in tracking these guys down and taking one alive. I know you will all be praying for the runners and police that were either gravely injured or killed....and the poor little innocent 8 year old boy.
Patsy Franques
USA - Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:59:54 (MST)
New kitchen: Going on 120 days.
J. J. Erny <judgeerny@mobiletel.com>
Larose, USA - Friday, April 19, 2013 at 17:51:49 (MST)
Tiffiny Included in my Masses
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 02:02:31 (MST)
Another prayer request: Tiffany is having a little trouble with this pregnancy and she has to stay home from work for a while and rest so she doesn't loose the baby. Thanks
Doris
USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 19:19:21 (MST)
Mass will be offered for Pam, Doris.
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 02:26:12 (MST)
Prayer request: Please remember my daughter Pam who lost her son recently. She is needing prayers!! It's so hard losing your child, especially when you are alone, like she is. Thanks.
Doris
USA - Monday, April 15, 2013 at 19:20:06 (MST)
Thanks for Earl's phone number. I called and wished him a "Bon fete". He had got your message and said he would be calling you. He is doing well and asked me to give his regards to all of his classmates. Red LeBlanc
Red LeBlanc <jackleblancsr@gmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:34:35 (MST)
Just call him and left a voice mail message in French. His number is 988-0932.
Gerald Reaux b <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 06:29:32 (MST)
Gerald, do you have Earl's e-mail address? Red LeBlanc
Jack Leblanc Sr <Jackleblancsr@gmail.com>
lafayette, la USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 08:36:28 (MST)
Earl Arnould will be 79 tomorrow. We should call him with a birthday surprise.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@apl.com>
USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 07:36:44 (MST)
O.P. thanks for the news about Barbara. Please tell her I am offering my daily mass for her.
Marshall <Larr1710@comast.net>
Venice , FL USA - Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 03:46:21 (MST)
O.P. thanks for the news about Barbara. Please tell her I am offering my daily mass for her.
Marshall <Larr1710@comast.net>
Venice , FL USA - Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 03:46:09 (MST)
We just got a call from Barbara's daughter in law. Barbara had a heart attack while in rehab. She is ok now. They did an angiogram this morning and found two arteries blocked, one 100% and one 99%. She is In recovery now, and we just talked to her on the phone. She is tired but feeling much better. She was having trouble breathing and took enzymes test that were elevated, then they did the angio. More prayers please.
O. P. Ditch <Opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at 15:04:51 (MST)
I wanted to go to the Easter Vigil mass, but it didn't start until 8:15 and lasted 3 hours. So Charles wouldn't let me go because I'd be coming home too late and of course he wouldn't come with me. I haven't been to one in years.
Doris
USA - Monday, April 01, 2013 at 05:57:52 (MST)
No we did our lights the same as yours...with the Gloria.
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Monday, April 01, 2013 at 04:29:22 (MST)
No we did our lights the same as yours...with the Gloria.
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Monday, April 01, 2013 at 04:29:03 (MST)
No we did our lights the same as yours...with the Gloria.
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Monday, April 01, 2013 at 04:28:52 (MST)
I looked in the Sacramentary (I don't have access to a new Missal at home) and it says that the altar candles are lit after the singing of the'Gloria'. There is no mention of the lights of the church coming back on, but I think lighting the candles means that. I think our lights came on with the ringing of the bells and singing the 'Gloria,' not after. Did you concelebrate the mass with anyone?
Brenda
USA - Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 14:09:25 (MST)
I thought the lights came on after the Exultet? Brenda? We didn't have any Baptisms or Confirmations, so ours was 'rather' short.
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 12:33:26 (MST)
Hope all of you are enjoying a beautiful Easter! Marshall, isn't the Vigil something else???? I am now singing in the choir at my new parish and we had some wonderful music and musicians. I also did the Genesis reading in the pitch darkness! Got home at 11 p.m., exhausted!
Brenda
USA - Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 08:14:56 (MST)
Getting ready to leave for the Easter Vigil. Happy Easter to all!
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice , FL USA - Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 15:46:35 (MST)
Glad Barbara is doing well!
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Friday, March 29, 2013 at 02:24:34 (MST)
We talked to Barbara yesterday.. She has been moved to the rehab unit at Lourdes. She should be there about 3 weeks. She said thanks for the prayers, they must be working as she is doing better.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 04:35:14 (MST)
Barbara there is a free app that entitles you to record an emergency response to your distress. Pat & I both have it. v.SOS. It works & could save your life.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 07:11:46 (MST)
What happened to Barbara happens too often! How terrible for her. She has suffered enough.
Brenda
USA - Friday, March 22, 2013 at 21:23:53 (MST)
Sorry to hear about Barb. My medical alert has my neighbor coming over before 911!
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Friday, March 22, 2013 at 01:46:26 (MST)
How terrible. Seems like something could be done legally about that, huh,J.J. and Howard? Prayers are going her way. I've been there with two hip replacements and two shoulder replacements.
Doris
USA - Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 09:29:32 (MST)
We got a call from Barbara's Daughter-In-Law yesterday. Barbara took a fall last week at her house. She has one of those emergency beepers around her neck that calls for help. When the police got to the house, they knocked but didn't get any response and didn't hear any alarm. So they left, writing it up as a "false alarm." Six hours later, she was able to crawl to get her cell phone and call 911. What an ordeal. She hurt her hip bad enough that they had to replace her hip. She also has some problem with her shoulder. She is currently at Lourdes and has has some other complications like fluid on her lungs, etc. She needs prayers. Also, if you know of someone who uses one of those emergency beepers around their neck (for when you fall or have other emergencies), PLEASE CALL the service to make sure their procedures call for telling the police that this emergency call is for someone who may have fallen and can't get up to answer the door. The police need to know it is NOT just an alarm going off.
O. P. Ditch <opditch@gmail.com>
Elkridge, MD USA - Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 07:00:31 (MST)
Henrietta, go to CWBS.org Click on Lavinia Spirito and just listen to her for a while she is great. This is what our church uses these dvd's sometimes. It's my favorite source of bible studies. We also use a lot of Scott Hahn and Calvin (his first name has left me now:( ) also with the Epic we used a dvd with lecturer Steve Weidenkopf. He is one smart man. He is a lecturer of Church History at Notre Dame. These lecturers make the studies so interesting. Please keep praying for Charles it's been 10 days now and he is so fatigued and his blood pressure has been running low when ordinarily it high. I'm calling the Dr. this morning it seems something is not right.
Doris
USA - Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 05:24:46 (MST)
There is probably also a way to take classes in Scripture at UL, I'll bet. I took classes in Old Testament, New Testament, Paul, Luke, the Psalms, and Wisdom Literature at LSU. They are taught in the Religious Studies Dept. My advice, whenever you take courses, not to audit, but actually register and get credit toward another degree. You never know when you might want college credits. I'll bet almost every parish has some kind of Scripture courses at some point. It is fascinating, and kind of surprising, to learn how these books of the Bible came to be written and what the stories meant to the people at the time.
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 06:53:36 (MST)
Henrietta, I've been going to bible study now for about 7 or 8 years. I wouldn't miss it for the world. Whatever we study is so interesting. Besides its the same people and friends who have been going with me. We have different people who come and go, but basically about 8 or 10 of us are the same. We are good for praying for each other. They held me up the year Jared was in Iraq.
Doris
USA - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 05:19:28 (MST)
Doris, I so much want to make time to attend scripture classes at St. Pius X. Gerald, I too want to learn more about the Old Testament and how it relates to the New Testament. Msgr. Richard Mouton once said that we should love our Jewish friends, since they were the first to hear the message of God. I had many interesting conversations with my late friend, Sonja Perla, a conservative Jew, who admitted that Jesus Christ was a great man and a rabbi, and she thought that it was really the Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus. On our 2012 trip to the Holy Land, I brought a stone from the shore of the Sea of Galilee and placed it on Sonja's grave. The Jewish people don't bring flowers to graves, just stones.
Henrietta
USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 21:31:50 (MST)
Gerald a couple of years ago I took a scripture study on Salvation History. It was great. Well, in fact all my scripture studies have been great. This year we studied Church History from a book called the "Epic". It was so very interesting. We have scripture studies here in our church on Mon. nights and Tues. mornings and Sundays after the 9:00 mass. I go to the one on Tues. morning. Three times a week so it can acommodate everyone if they want to come.
Doris
USA - Monday, March 18, 2013 at 16:54:07 (MST)
My sympathies Doris. Wish we could help, we can shower you'll with prayers! Heneritta we love the bible & have the series dvr'd. So much we don't know/understand about the Old Testament. We thirst for knowledge over here.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, March 18, 2013 at 14:26:14 (MST)
Doris, How tragic. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Gerald, I did some research on a pope's garments, so you all correct me if I'm wrong. The pope’s skullcap looking like a Jewish yarmulke, was originally worn to retain body heat since Popes used to have a ring shaved off the tops of their heads. Popes wear white zuchettos, cardinals wear red and bishops wear violet. Priests may wear black zuchettos when not celebrating Mass. Do you Mt. Carmel grads remember our school brown beanie caps we used to wear? I wonder if this concept derived from the clergy’s “zuchetto skullcaps.” Gerald, do you mean the over-the-shoulder sash? Is that the sub-cinctorium strip of embroidered fabric similar to a maniple which was suspended from the cincture? It was sometimes embroidered with a cross and the Agnus Dei, with the term "cincture" being used instead to signify a broad sash worn over the cassock somewhat above the waist. This latter vestment, often with has the papal coat of arms embroidered on it,is in the Roman Catholic Church known as a fascia. Wikepedia describes the cincture, a rope-like cord (sash) with tassled or knotted ends used as a belt to gird the Alb. The pope’s cincture is made of intertwining white and gold threads, and a cincture symbolizes the virtue of chastity. I doubt that St. Peter, our first pope, was very concerned about garments and wearing Prada shoes. But, isn't it wonderful to have Pope Francis, the first pope from our Western Hemisphere? Have you all been watching the History Channel's series on the Bible? Paul and I found it to be excellent.
Henrietta
USA - Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 21:33:51 (MST)
Doris, how is Charles doing?
Brenda
USA - Friday, March 15, 2013 at 21:55:35 (MST)
Thanks, Brenda. Pennye is flying in from Fla. to be with her sister. How wonderful it must be to have a sister. I always wanted one. So happy she is doing this since I can't be there.
Doris
USA - Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 14:37:21 (MST)
Doris, I don't know what to say! All I can offer you is a promise the you and your family will be in my prayers every day. I am heartbroken for you all.
Brenda
USA - Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 14:28:28 (MST)
It's a sad day in our family today! Clint, our oldest daughter, Pam's son, committed suicide yesterday afternoon. Poor Pam how I wish I could be there for her, but Charles has been very sick this week. We have been to the Dr. every day but yesterday, since Mon. He is battling a urinary tract infection. He's very very weak and was dehydrated. His PSA and WBC counts were extremely high. We went for blood test today and go for the results tomorrow.
Doris
USA - Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 12:34:34 (MST)
Wrote that before I knew who it was. I'm happy with Pope Francis because he seems to be a humble person and a man interested in justice for the poor. I don't think he will be wearing red Prada shoes. Now if only he can stay healthy. I don't know how he has managed with only one lung and all of the smoke from incense over the years.
Brenda
USA - Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 07:12:45 (MST)
That's why the Holy Spirit picks the next Pope, Brenda.
Marshall <larr1710@domcast.nert>
Venice, FL USA - Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 05:44:31 (MST)
New Pope! Wish it could be an American or Canadian.
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 11:44:06 (MST)
Good question, Gerald, Why?
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice , FL USA - Friday, March 08, 2013 at 03:45:11 (MST)
Why do the cardinals wear red saches & beanie caps?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, March 07, 2013 at 16:31:49 (MST)
Don't you remember anything from you Senior Religion Class, JJ, The Holy Spirit chooses the Pope from the 'Wisdom' of the Cardinals! But I bet it's an Italian and a conservative? The old saying is: "If you go into the Conclave as Pope, you come out as a Cardinal."
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice , FL USA - Thursday, March 07, 2013 at 04:37:21 (MST)
Don't you remember anything from you Senior Religion Class, JJ, The Holy Spirit chooses the Pope from the 'Wisdom' of the Cardinals! But I bet it's an Italian and a conservative? The old saying is: "If you go into the Conclave as Pope, you come out as a Cardinal."
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice , FL USA - Thursday, March 07, 2013 at 04:36:24 (MST)
Marshall for pope ! Why not do you know a better man.
j. j. <judgeerny@mobiletel.com>
Larose, USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 10:03:22 (MST)
Today I was going through some really old stuff (I don't recommend it because I spent too much time reading letters, etc.). Anyway, I found an old 1953 program from The Messiah with Kenneth Bowen, Conductor. They listed all of the singers and I was surprised to see among all of the singers the following classmates: Patsy,Janet, Suzanne, Carleen Gates?, Betty, Doris,Gayle, Mary Anthony and Brenda in the Sopranos and only Del Rita in the Altos. I didn't recognize any of the guys from the class of '55.
Brenda
USA - Friday, March 01, 2013 at 13:33:07 (MST)
Henrietta, I forwarded your email to Bro. Jack. Let me know when you hear from him, and I'll do the same!
Marshall <Larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Friday, March 01, 2013 at 03:33:17 (MST)
Henerietta, send me another email, I lost the one you sent. Bro Jack is waiting to hear from you.
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice , FL USA - Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 03:38:13 (MST)
Henrietta his name is Brother Jack Curren brojackfsc@yahoo.com I sent him an email telling him you would write an email. The address works for me!
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 20:00:15 (MST)
Heritta and Doris, Brother Jack Currin, brojackfsc@yahoo.com is a Christian Brother Jack Currin, whose parents live near me, who can tell you the scoop on Bethelem. He is at the Univeresity of Bethelem. Tell him I told you his name and address,Put my name in the subject line, to be sure he opens it!
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 04:11:29 (MST)
Doris, Hopefully there’ll be peace in Israel and Christians will want to visit the Holy Land again. Israel’s Christian population is only 1.5 percent, and we were told that it’s difficult for Christians to make a living there. A good many work by carving olive wood nativity scenes, statues, rosaries, Christmas ornaments, etc. We need to keep those Christians in our prayers. Now I know why Father Steve LeBlanc at St. Pius told us to be sure to bring our “missals.” I think he really meant “missiles,” referring to the 2012 limited bombings going on in the Gaza Strip, at the time of our Pilgrimage. Also, at that late 1920's Acadian Celebration at Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, the girls in Evangeline costumes were actually called ”Evangeline” girls and not Acadian girls. It was nostalgic to be with Mom and our relatives at the Bicentennial Acadian celebration at Grand Pre in August 1955, since this is where Mom and Dad first met.
Henrietta
USA - Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 13:24:38 (MST)
After mass the other day I decided to find the house. Turning right onto St. John from the Cathedral parking lot I went to the next corner and turned right heading towrd the cemetary. There was an office on the corner and directly behing the office was the HOUSE. I was told that it is used as a meeting center for various parish organizations.The next and last house on that block was owned by the Gahn's and I think they had son who went to Cathedral and I also think that they were related to Mary Elizabeth.
Suzanne
USA - Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 12:11:50 (MST)
Oh Henrietta, My biggest desire has always been to go to the Holy Land. You are so lucky to have been. I know now I will never get that chance.
Doris
USA - Friday, February 22, 2013 at 06:22:22 (MST)
Doris, God has been really good to us Cajuns, despite their earlier hardships. Your Landry story is interesting. My maternal grandmother, Henriette Robichaud, also came from Port Royal, Nova Scotia. I heard that her family hid out with the Mikmaq Indians during the “grande derangement” deportation. And my Poirier grandfather (whose mother was English), was a fisherman and trapper in Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec. He married my Robichaud grandmother and they eventually settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which was then the Whaling Capital. That’s where my mother, Bertha P. Bertrand, was from originally. And at the late 1920's Acadian Celebration at Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, she met my Lafayette father, Denis D. Bertrand, who was a bachelor then living and working for the Hearst newspaper in Washington, D.C. The 1920's group picture at Grand Pre shows Mom with her parents, and Dad with the Acadian girls. I was told that my parents were introduced by Senator Dudley J. LeBlanc, who was also on that trip. Senator LeBlanc’s book “The Real Story of the Acadians” has a picture of the Acadian girls in costume, with Mom in regular clothes, pictured to their left. It certainly is awesome to walk the same ground as our early ancestors. And I found it equally awesome to walk the same grounds as Jesus Christ, during our last year’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It’s difficult to describe how much more meaningful the scriptures, Mass and Christmas are, and how this year’s Passion of Christ and Easter will be. We "Cajuns" have kept the faith!
Henrietta
USA - Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 22:26:04 (MST)
Henrietta, by brother researched our family and wrote his own version of the history and gave it to Mel and I. I have passed it on to my children who were interested. Our family goes back to Rene Landry who was born in 1634 in La Chaussee,France. He has some dates of other relatives in France that date back to 1597. It is all very interesting. Rene came to Port Royal,Nova Scotia as a young man of 17. Jim also has the history of my mother's family who was a Breaux. He was searching the Provost, Moss, Voorhies family when he died, so we just have a little on Charles' family. Charles and I visited Port Royal and surrounding area when we went to visit our son, Chuck, when he was living there a few years ago. It was awesome to walk the same ground as your EARLY ancestors.
Doris
USA - Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 12:20:19 (MST)
At the Cathedral-Carmel book signing yesterday, Connie Monies gave me further information: Eliza, the daughter of Idea and Charles Landry lived in Cote Gelee (which is now called Broussard). She and Oscar Daigle, son of Leocade and Senator Francois Daigle, were married in 1893 in the Chapel of St. John, which later became the Cathedral of St. John. Eliza and Oscar lived on their plantation, which was near the previously called Carencro Highway. Eliza Landry Daigle died in 1958, at the age of 83, and Oscar Daigle died in 1946. Both are buried in the Cathedral Cemetery, near the Crucifix. Senator Francois Daigle owned land to the north and west of Lafayette, including the Lafayette Middle School property on West University. Senator Daigle donated land for the Convent School (Mt. Carmel Academy). One of the Daigle sons became a Christian brother, and another son, Monsignor Jules Daigle, wrote the Cajun Dictionary. Returning home, I passed by the well-kept, light green Oscar Daigle house, which is listed on the Register of Historic Properties, located on 512 West Convent Street. By driving on St. John Street south, just before reaching West University Avenue, there’s a street to the left which is West Convent, that passes in front of Mt. Carmel. However, West Convent Street continues to one’s right off of St. John Street, and this historic house is within the first block of West Convent, to the right directly behind the Cathedral Church rectory. The house was originally located at 705 College Avenue (now University Avenue) next to the former Carmelite Monastery, and was moved to West Convent Street in 1955. Do you all know your family's genealogy? It can be quite interesting. My relatives are publishing an extensive genealogy book on the Bertrand family, which dates back to 1650 in St. Maxient,France. And the Poiriers have a published genealogy book too.
Henrietta
USA - Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 08:29:27 (MST)
GERALD - THE ADDRESS OF THE HOUSE IS 512 W. CONVENT STREET.
PATSY FRANQUES
USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:00:37 (MST)
Could someone give me the physical address of the house so that I may find it on my GPS maps?
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 09:42:54 (MST)
Yes, the store was McFadden's! Langlinais was on Johnston St., around the corner from Keller's Bakery. Rickey would surely remember as he probably worked there. Stephanie and Mary Elizabeth lived near by.
Brenda
USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 08:30:10 (MST)
Henrietta, where on Convent St. is the house? It must be on the same block of the Cathedral, because Elisa would walk to mass. Is it across the street from Marshall Larriviere's house? Marshall do you remember it being moved there?
Doris
USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 06:24:36 (MST)
I forgot to mention, Connie Monies's Cathedral-Carmel Book Signing, for "A House for Eliza," will be in the school library, at 3 p.m.tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20th. I hope to get a chance to stop by.
Henrietta
USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 21:01:51 (MST)
Hope this answers some of our questions. My fellow Garden Club member and Publicity Committee Co-Chair, Connie Monies, who authored "A House for Eliza" sent me the following information, via email: Answers to the questions: Hilda Daigle's sister, Theresa was Sister Berchmans O'Carm. Hilda Daigle herself was Sister Teresita O'Carm. Cady Daigle (the first one to become a nun) was Sister Veronica O'Carm. These are the 3 Daigle girls which became Mt. Carmel nuns. George Daigle (the son who died in a fishing accident) was Barbara Daigle's (our former, late classmate)father. Florence Daigle married Felix Boudreaux. She was a Jr. Catholic Daughters leader and a teacher at Cathedral School. She was the 2nd to youngest of the children and the last survivor. She died in 2009. The family home was next to the Carmelite Monastery on University (then called College Ave.). It was moved to Convent St. in 1955, and is still in that location. It is considered an Historical Site and the plaque on the house reads, The Oscar Daigle House.
Henrietta
USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 20:35:33 (MST)
Yes, Patsy, I remember that trip to St. Martinsville. No that wasn't Flo Boudreaux that was Mrs. Champian, Flo Boudreaux became our leader when Mrs Champian had her baby. The sleep walking was too funny. I know you didn't think so though. Wasn't that when you met Bill, Sue? Brenda, wasn't the store across from school McFaddens? We use to cross the street at recess time and buy candy. Or Dill pickles. Who remembers that?
Doris
USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 19:25:55 (MST)
I remember all of that. I also remember another Jr.CDA leader at that camp who was expecting a baby and said she was going to dress her baby only in blue and white in thanksgiving that she was able to have a baby! Doris, I think Convent ran along the front of Mt. Carmel, where Langlinais Grocery store was and went all the way to St. John's St.
Brenda
USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 15:27:31 (MST)
Doris - Was Flo Boudreaux our leader when we were in the Jr. Catholic Daughters Court Immaculata Court #504. If she was, do you remember the night we were at the St. Martinville Camp and she wanted to get us all to go to bed. She started speaking very slowly saying, "You are floating on a lilly pad". She was trying to calm us down and get us to sleep. I decided to act like I was sleep walking and she guided me to her bed (she thought I was really sleep walking)and made me sleep with her. Boy, that joke turned out not to be so funny but all the girls thought so. Do you remember that?
Patsy Franques
Lafayette,, La.. USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 14:20:29 (MST)
It is a shame that no one has pictures of that day. I kind of remember leaving from Mary Elizabeths house. Convent street runs in front of the school.
Suzanne
USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 09:08:04 (MST)
I can't wait to go to Lafayette now to find that house. Ok now I am confuse. Where is Convent street?
Doris
USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 06:28:53 (MST)
Oh yes, Sue, I do remember dressing in as a clown on Mardi Gras day. The costumes were all alike, purple and gold. We were about 12 of us. Yes, we had so much fun that day. I think Mary Elizabeth's mom was the one that organized it all. I don't have any pictures of those days. Nothing to remember those by. I guess it was because my mom was busy working in the restaurant. Sue, you were in the Jr. Catholic Daughter's with us weren't you? You remember Mrs. Flo Boudreaux?
Doris
USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 06:25:38 (MST)
My sister has the book and will lend it to me when she has read it. Where is the house on Convent? It isn't the Lafayette museum, that house is the Mouton house and is on Lafayette St. I can't figure out where it would be. Next time I'm in the neighborhood I'll look for it. On another subject, do any of you remember dressing in a clown suit on Mardi Gras? We were a big gang and I remember how much fun we had that day. I have no pictures but maybe someone does.
Suzanne
USA - Monday, February 18, 2013 at 16:18:32 (MST)
Doris,Did you enjoy reading the book, A House for Eliza, as much as I did? Mary Alice Guchereau Gregory emailed me about Barbara Daigle being Eliza’s granddaughter, and that Barbara Daigle’s dad was Eliza’s son George. Mary Alice thinks that Sister Berchmans was Eliza’s daughter Hilda, and that three of the Daigle girls became nuns. Also, was Florence (a Jr. Catholic Daughter leader) the second to youngest of the 17 Daigle children, and was the family home next to the Carmelite Monastery, now relocated on Convent Street? I’ve emailed Connie Monies to get answers to all the questions, and will put them on this website chat as soon as Connie replies.
Henrietta
USA - Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 20:29:15 (MST)
Henrietta, I just finished the book,A House for Eliza, and realized that book is about our classmate's grandparents. The son George was Barbara Daigle's daddy. I remember so well my mother telling me about how he died. So that also means the Sr. Burchmans, our Senior teacher, was one of the Daigle girls. Do you know which one she was since three of them became nuns. Also, long ago, when I was in the Jr. Catholic Daughters we had Mrs. Flo Boudreaux as our leader. Florence was the second to youngest of the Daigle's seventeen children. I remember her telling us about growing up next door to the Carmelite Monastary. I understand the house now is on Convent St. in Lafayette. Is it the house that the Lafayette Museum is in? If it is, there is a Big four poster bed in that house that belonged to my husband's Grandparents. In fact he use to sleep in that bed before we were married. His grandparents were Mr and Mrs. Frank E. Moss.
Doris
USA - Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 15:56:04 (MST)
Good news about Charles. Walking & water is what my dad would say was free & very good for your health. Happy valentines day to everyone.
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 15:34:20 (MST)
Camille's impressive obituary was in the Baton Rouge Advocate. May he rest in peace. Good news about Charles, Doris. I hope all of you have a Valentine to spend your day with and I wish all of you a happy Valentine's Day!
Brenda
USA - Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:21:10 (MST)
Just wanted to let all of you know that Camille Quoyser, the younger brother of Tommy, passed away on Feb. 8. He apparently suffered a heart attack.
Jack Roland LeBlanc <jackleblancsr@gmail.com>
Lafayette, La USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 13:01:14 (MST)
Thanks for the prayers. Charles is doing great. He is walking a little more each day. Dr. said so far the surgery was a sucess. He has a lot of blood flowing through that leg now. We can even see a different color in that leg from the other. He will have something done to the other later.
Doris
USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 07:44:44 (MST)
John's older brother is in Hospice and nearing the end. He had the beautiful Prayer of the Sick (which we always used to call The Last Rites) this week and we are praying for him to have a peaceful death. I also heard yesterday that my good friend, whose cancer has been in remission for two years, is no longer in remission. She's trying to decide on having another bone marrow transplant It could give her a few more years and it's surprising that she is not grabbing the chance, but it took her 6 months to recover from the affects of the transplant. We can't walk in another's footsteps to know what's best for them. We can only offer our prayers and our friendship.
Brenda
USA - Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 13:19:55 (MST)
I'm happy to say I got "A House for Eliza" for my Kindle. Thanks Henrietta. Can't wait to start reading it.
Doris
USA - Sunday, February 03, 2013 at 15:45:13 (MST)
Thanks Henrietta for the tip on the book. Hope I can find it in The Woodlands. Wonder if I can get it on my Kindle!!! I WANT to read it. My mother-in-law went to the "Convent". She was in one of the first graduating classes. HEY GUYS, GOOD NEWS!! Jayden is having a baby SISTER. I am so glad she will have someone to play with. Please remember Charles in your prayers on Wed. He is having the Fem-Pop bypass surgery.
Doris
USA - Sunday, February 03, 2013 at 14:08:29 (MST)
I’ve just read a great, fast-selling book, written by Constance “Connie” Monies, an alumnus of Mt. Carmel Class of 1963. “A House for Eliza” is a true story of a Cajun family in Lafayette, Louisiana, at the turn of the 19th century, when love of God and faith in one another formed the fabric of the Cajun culture that is alive today, despite all the trials and tribulations of the rest of the world. In the book the school which the children attend is named the Convent School, which is actually the original name of Mount Carmel. Several local book clubs have chosen this book for February reading, and I hear that Cathedral-Carmel School is hosting a book signing.
Henrietta Boriskie
USA - Sunday, February 03, 2013 at 06:17:38 (MST)
Thanks for Prayers, Jayden and her family are over the flu. They have the lingering cough now, but the worse part is over.
Doris
USA - Monday, January 28, 2013 at 06:00:55 (MST)
Doris, I know exactly how you feel. To be far away when your kids need you is a terrible feeling. God is near them when you can't be there.
Brenda
USA - Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10:31:47 (MST)
PRAYER REQUEST: Please remember our little Jayden in your prayers, she has the flu and is real sick. Won't take any medicine, it all comes up!!! Also pray that her pregnant mommy doesn't catch it. She is only in the first trimester of her pregnancy, which is the most dangerous time. That is when I wish I was close by to help out.
Doris
USA - Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 19:14:08 (MST)
Bad news that turned to good news! Our youngest, Elizabeth, went for her annual mamogram and they discovered what they thought was very ominous. After scaring her and US to death, the biopsy returned NON MALIGNANT! Elizabeth has the youngest of our grandchildren and I couldn't imagine anything worse. However, God wasn't asking that of us and I feel so blessed today.
Brenda
USA - Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 08:55:34 (MST)
I can't wait to be a great grandfather. I am just a grandfather!
Gerald Reaux <Ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Monday, January 07, 2013 at 17:35:39 (MST)
That was one of the nicest aspects of the reunion--inviting the spouses of our deceased class members. Good work! O.P., I can't imagine a cuter baby picture than that one!
Brenda
USA - Monday, January 07, 2013 at 15:51:07 (MST)
Jane, Ray Domengeaux's wife, missed the mini class reunion because of the weather...she had to drive from B.R. by herself. It turned out a pretty day, after all. Gerald you did a great job. And the pictures are great!
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 03:51:47 (MST)
Jane, Ray Domengeaux's wife, missed the mini class reunion because of the weather...she had to drive from B.R. by herself. It turned out a pretty day, after all. Gerald you did a great job. And the pictures are great!
Marshall <larr1710@comcast.net>
Venice, FL USA - Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 03:50:54 (MST)
Thanks for all the prayers for my nephew Mark Landry who had throat cancer. He had the cyberknife surgery in the fall and found out yesterday that the throat is cleared of cancer. GOD IS GOOD. However we have to keep praying because they found a SMALL spot on his lung. But they can do radiation for that. To us a small spot on the lung is nothing. That is what Charles had.
Doris
USA - Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 07:33:53 (MST)
Great pictures of the reunion. Thanks to those who put them up everyone looks GREAT.
Doris
USA - Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 07:29:14 (MST)
Good pictures from the reunion. That is Mary Anthony, not Mary Alice in the center. Rickey would be proud of you, Gerald.
Brenda
USA - Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 07:09:39 (MST)
Awwww so sorry I had to miss seeing all of you yesterday. I hadn't planned on going because I didn't think Charles would want to drive. but as it turned out we HAD to go to Lake Charles as his best friend there, the one he always chummed around with, died and the funeral was at 11:00. But I understand my daughter happen to be at Zea's and saw you all. Of course she didn't know any of the guys except for Howard. She called me last night and the first thing she said "I was at Zea's today for lunch and . . . . ." and I said "and you saw all my friends there". We came home to a flooded bathroom and wet carpets and buckled flooring we had just had installed this summer. So now the blowers are going a mile a minute and the dehumidifier is so loud, I think I am going crazy. After I check my e-mail I'm going to go close myself up in the bedroom because Charles is trying to hear the TV over the other noise, so you can imagine what it is like here. We are having to put up with this all week-end. I might be spending a lot of time somewhere else, like outside or at the Y.
Doris
USA - Friday, January 04, 2013 at 19:31:37 (MST)
Thanks Brenda but I was only trying to follow in Rickey's footsteps. He was really vigilant in getting all of us together. Our side had several illnesses. Larry Miller had a virus waited until the last minute to cancel, Ray Mouton sounded terrible over the phone, Paul Leblanc is not doing well, Julian Judice has to have help to get around and I'm sure others did not want to get out in this cold weather. I sent O.P. two pics one for each class and the pic of the Vermilion Star showing the awards given for our class and Maugie was great at announcing the girls who received awards for MC and her famous cajun stories. I want to thank everyone for coming and let's try to keep it going.
gerald reaux <ggrpsr@aol.com>
USA - Friday, January 04, 2013 at 16:39:34 (MST)
My apologies to Henrietta! That's what happens when you begin thanking people. Inevitably someone gets left out! Thank you Henrietta for getting the girls there. I had been dealing with Patsy and thought she was in charge of the girls. I'm sure everyone appreciated what you and Gerald did for the rest of us. Happy New Year!
Brenda
USA - Friday, January 04, 2013 at 13:40:55 (MST)
Brenda - I really didn't do much. It was mostly Gerald and Henrietta. Thanks to you both for a very successful get-together. Zea's is a good place for that type of function. I was very impressed with how the little waitress in our area handled everything so well. The food was excellent. Good seeing you all.
Patsy Franques
USA - Friday, January 04, 2013 at 12:32:26 (MST)
We enjoyed a great time yesterday at Zea's with the CC55 group. Many thanks to Gerald and Patsy for getting us together. I've sent O.P. some photographs and hope all those who took pictures will do the same. Happy New Year, everyone!
Brenda
USA - Friday, January 04, 2013 at 08:56:26 (MST)

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