~ Sorry to learn as of today 09-23-29 Mrs. Jean Dees Courtney is still in North Oaks Hospital. She's running a fever since the operation to remove a steel rod from her leg which wuz placed thar years ago and lately became infected and began to 'cause a great deal of pain. Our prayer is that God will comfort her, relieve her pain and grant her a quick recovery.
~ Heard tell Charles Houeye (who has a dairy farm 'tween here and Roseland near Hwy. 55) ain't feeling too well. Charles had a heart operation at North Oaks in January 2008 and he's jes been in and out of the horsepital ever now and then since. His wife, Bea, and kids have been running the dairy since he took ill. We certainly pray the good Lord will be wid Charles and bless him wid a return to good health.
~ How ya' gonna keep 'em out at Doe Run, after they done been flown to Paree? That's what I been thinking 'bout Charles and Debbie Santora. Charles is a retired Tangipahoa Parish school teacher and Debbie is an employee wid Hood-Nissan Dealership in Hammond. Wal! Debbie won an all expense paid trip from Nissan fer eight days in France. Now - it don't get no better than that! They got flown to Paris, France - but they didn't do no sight - seeing in Parish - not even the Iffen Tower. They went on to visit in the South of France. Charles said the people all seemed to be laid back and moving at a slower pace than Americans. Their world seemed quieter than ours. He said the towns are Old World, beautiful and impressive. The ocean is jes "blue - a really deep blue." They visited olive and grape orchards. Debbie enjoyed the weather - which wuz perfect. She also said the street markets are remarkable - every kind of fruit and/or vegetable ya' could think of. Charles and Debbie had a great vacation. Happy they got home safe and sound.
~ Politicians - Please pay attention: It is a cotton-pickin' shame that you Guys - (and Gals) spend so much money on those colorful, expensive, glossy, mailouts. These thangs usually tell 'bout how great you are and why ya' is the best politicker fer whatever ya' running fer. Some of 'em talk ugly 'bout what's running against 'em. Wal! Ya'll wasting ya' money. 'Cause voters all ready know who ya' are and what ya' are. Them high priced mailouts is quickly separated from the real mail and tossed in the garbage. So - save ya' money. An ad in the local paper telling Folks ya' in a race fer whatever that's all ya' need. I am "jerry.dot.com" and I approve of this message.
~ It sho do make an elder citizen's heart enjoy a visit wid another elder citizen. Ya' get a chance to talk 'bout the "good old days" and they understand what ya' talkin' bout. Last week, I got to visit wid' a classmate, Allie Hyde, from way back yonder. We had sech a good time. See when we grew up, thar warn't no television - (not even too many radios) - no cell phones, no fax messages, no text stuff, no computers, no e-mail. Folks jes faced each other and talked. It wuz a much warmer - sweeter time. It wuz a nice day and Allie and I enjoyed hatching over old times at Amite High. It's really sad you younguns live in such a high tech world that it's hard fer ya' to form a heart-warming face to face friendship.
May the Lord bless ya'll and lead ya' to find a lifetime friend.
~ Marie L. Pulliam