Friday, November 13, 2009

Cajun Corner Vol 1, No 25

Cajun Corner – Vol. 1, No. 25 – NOVEMBER 13, 2009
Bon Jour! Welcome to Cajun Stitchery’s weekly email and welcome to our family.

Can you believe how fast this year has gone? A year ago my Mama was still alive and I was working in a law firm. It’s amazing how life constantly changes. You really never know what the next minute will bring.

I’m still celebrating my birthday. I figure that time is going by so fast that my birthday really should be a birth month now.

Last Friday we visited with a friend in Mobile. She is a landscaper and for my birthday, she filled the car to the brim with plants. A woman after my own heart. We were busy last weekend planting and gardening.

The GIFT CERTIFICATES are a big hit. They are so simple. Just fill out the information and put them in an envelope – instant gift. Especially nice for gifts that you would normally mail or ship, since you only need a stamp and can give a nice gift without the high shipping costs. The gift certificates are in any denomination that you like, for any occasion. No hidden charges, just the amount you want on the certificate and sales tax, if you live in Florida.

We are still working toward our goal this month. Not there yet but we have high hopes. This is a real turning point for Cajun Stitchery. Go Lois, go. Lois is our wonderful sales lady and has been working hard bringing in business.

While in the legal field (I was a paralegal for 35 years), I belonged to the Northwest Florida Paralegal Association. This year Cajun Stitchery will be donating items for their Christmas raffle. If you are a member of NWFPA, don’t miss the Christmas party. You could return with some of our beautiful gifts. Now I need to think of what to give them. On a business level this is great publicity for us. We not only get to give items for the raffle and include our business card, but also, we will be mentioned in their brochure and email. We need name recognition.

If you haven’t been to our website lately, go/allez and check it out. One of our friends has been working on it and now we have buttons that work to send emails, connect to the blog, and to show a gallery of our work. Good going Phyllis! And thank you very much.

Always remember that we are just a call or email away at or 850-261-2462 and place your order.


One afternoon Boudreaux was coming down the bayou when he sees Thibodeaux on the levee waving his arms and yelling for him.

As he approached Thibodeaux shouted, “Boudreaux, der’s been a ‘mergency, you gotta get to da hospital rite now.”

Boudreaux jumped in his truck and drove like crazy. At the hospital he found out that a relative had received a severe head injury in a car wreck. The relative was in surgery and Boudreaux began pacing back and forth. After awhile the surgeon came out and spoke to Boudreaux.

“Mr. Boudreaux, I’ve got good news and bad news,” the surgeon said.

“Gi me da bad firse,” Boudreaux said.

“The bad news is that we have to do a brain transplant. But the good news is that we’ve done it before and we have two brains available,” the surgeon said.

“So dis ain’t too dangers?” Boudreaux asked hopefully.

“Oh, no, not at all, we have over a 99 per cent success rate with this operation,” the surgeon said, “But you do have a decision to make.”

“What’s dat?” Boudreaux asked.

“You have to decide which brain to use,” the surgeon said. “We have a man’s brain for $50,000 and we have a woman’s brain for $200. Which should we put in?”

Boudreaux was shocked. He’d never been called on to make such a decision before. He considered, then asked, “Why’s da woman brain dat much cheaper?”

The surgeon looked around to make sure no one could hear. Then she whispered, “It’s been used.”


French phrase of the week: macaquerie (n.f.) foolishness, monkey shines.


Thank you Kathi Lewis for this Banana contribution to Cajun Corner:

Never, put your banana in the refrigerator! !!

After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas cont ain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia : High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure.. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke..

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation..

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

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C’est tout, mes amis
Peggy Henshall

Cajun Stitchery

(850) 261-2462
P.S. You are always welcome to stop by and look at all of the new catalogs and pass some time with me, cher.

Christmas is right around the corner – have you done your shopping yet? Take advantage of this week’s special and get ahead of the shopping rush.

Cajun Stitchery

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