Commentary

Wed
13
Jan

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

AGAIN WE START

The year ended with a sad occurrence when newly elected Congressman Luke Letlow died. Another well known name, Rep. Vick Stelly, who authorized the legislation in 2002 restructuring major components of the state’s tax laws also died. Nevertheless, life marches on and we have to deal with the future of Louisiana and the nation. Outgoing Congress Ralph Abraham indicated that he would fulfill the rest of his term, if necessary, until the special election March 20, 2021.

We also have to deal with the New Orleans Second Congressional District vacancy created when Congressman Cedric Richmond resigned this month to go to work for President-elect Joe Biden. The election will be the same date.

The primary concern is redistricting. The state count should come in February, although there are no guarantees. This slows the legislature down in preparation and planning. They should finish this in 2021, as required by the state constitution.

Wed
13
Jan

Patchwork

Patchwork

I am a cat person….always have been since I was a toddler. I loved my cats over the years…even though many of them were tabby cats, which I named Fluffy. No telling how many Fluffy cats I loved and lost.

At one point in my life, we had Great Danes. We lost both Candy and Jimmy before we moved south.

With two little boys, cats and dogs became a must! Davy had Hunter, a little beagle and later on Paul had Duke, a border collie. Over the years they joined a bunch of cats—Baby Sister, Bubbie, Tipsy and others—in Animal Heaven.

After the boys left home, we only had cats.

 

 

 

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Wed
06
Jan

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

HOLIDAYS FROM UNCLE EARL

The late Earl K. Long was extremely colorful. Some of the stories about him concern his pea patch planting, hospital escaping, stripper dating, microphone-screaming, linen suit wearing, lawmaker punching, chief executive. But, the younger generation is likely unaware of Long’s spiritual side and his holiday gift giving. The Restaurant Association told this story. Long had been quoting the Bible as saying that he was the best friend the voter could ever have besides “Jesus Christ and Sears & Roebuck catalog.” His spiritual side accelerated when he was baptized at the First Baptist in Baton Rouge in 1955. Long didn’t want to offend voters in the Catholic South Louisiana so he made a point of telling crowds that he was “40% Catholic and 60% Baptist” by virtue of his attendance at Loyola University Law School.

Wed
06
Jan

Patchwork

The year 2020 is history. We opened the door and out she went. The year we just got rid of was not fun, full of adventure or one we grew to love. It was filled with sadness, grief and uncertain living.

I found this wonderful outlook on life while scrolling on Facebook. It made me stop and think that instead of thinking about the inconveniences and sad things, we should celebrate the good that we learned about in 2020.

This writing, by Laura Kelly Fanucci of Kelly’s Treehouse, touched my heart and changed my look at 2020. I hope you will read it and take it to heart!

 

 

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Wed
30
Dec

LOOKING BACK

50 Years Ago

Week of December 31, 1970

Four children were orphaned when their parents were killed in a twocar collision on December 22 at 7:35 p.m. on the Marthaville Road. The accident occurred just two miles out of Many. Dead at the scene was Gene A. Carhee, 28. His wife, Claudie Carhee, 28, died at the local hospital. The children were injured and taken to the hospital before being transferred to Shreveport. Carhee was reported traveling south at a high rate of speed, according to the investigating officers. He was over the middle line and when he crested a hill, me met a vehicle and collided. The couple was the 14 and 15th traffic fatality of 1970.

Wed
30
Dec

Patchwork

Another year is almost here. I’m sure we will welcome it with open arms and happy faces.

It’s been a year to forget. Good-bye 2020.

Even though 2020 brought heartbreak and sadness throughout the parish, we can dwell on the good things that happened.

--We had lots of time to spend with our families;

--We learned how to cook balanced meals for our families;

--We learned how to go to school through use of the computer;

 

 

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Wed
09
Dec

LOOKING BACK

50 Years Ago Week of December 10, 1970

Clinton D. Worsham was named Worshipful Master of the Many Masonic Lodge No. 411 F&AM.

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Wed
09
Dec

Patchwork

Hubby-dear and I flew to Wilmington, North Carolina for Thanksgiving with Paul and Lexie and several other family members. We wore our masks and had a good supply of sanitizer, but never once did we feel uncomfortable in the airports or on the plane. Other brave souls traveled too, but the airlines took precautions, as did the other travelers.

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Wed
25
Nov

LOOKING BACK

50 Years Ago

Week of November 26, 1970

Beverly Kay McDaniel, a 16-year-old student at Many High, was crowned Miss Merry Christmas at the close of the Many Jaynes’ pageant. Her Court included Olivia Diane Dew, Mona Jane Funderburk, Nancy Melissa Self and Margaret Ann Adams, all of Many High.

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Wed
25
Nov

Patchwork

When Daddy was stationed for a year in Japan with the United states Marine Corps, Mom and us two kids stayed in Yuma, Arizona, where we had lived for two years. We were several hours from Mom’s parents in California and we had many good friends in our city. In fact, one of the base doctors lived right next door!!

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