Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cajun Corner - Vol. 4, No.22

Cajun Corner – Vol. 4, No. 22 – June 10, 2012

Bon Jour!  Welcome to Cajun Stitchery’s weekly email and welcome to our family.


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Wow!  If it rains much more in Pensacola, perhaps we should start building an ark.  Yesterday the airport reported over 11 inches of rain and our local television station, WEAR, on the other end of town, reported over 13 inches of rain.  That is in one day and it is supposed to rain everyday through Wednesday of this week.  The good thing is that we are not in a drought.  We don’t have to worry about watering the plants.  No need to wash the cars or mow the lawn.

Since there really was no reason to get out of the house, I made muffins, butter beans, pina colada pie and sausage and rice for dinner.  George liked the muffins so much he wanted more this morning. 

The pictures of the flood were being posted on Facebook all day yesterday.  A lot of roads were closed and homes and businesses were flooded.  Apparently all of the beach roads were closed and Gulf Breeze was without electricity for a few hours.  In fact, one friend said that Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze was down to one lane of traffic.  I sure hope the worst is over.  It did occur to me that most of the roofs in this area are the same age.  We all had to have new roofs after Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Several years ago I gave George DVDs of the first 3 years of Miami CSI.  This weekend we have been watching all of these shows and relaxing.  This is kind of nice.

Insofar as Cajun Stitchery is concerned, I’ve been working on digitizing cutwork designs for the boring needle.  I have digitized an extensive design but must tweak it because it has nearly 300 trims and as many color changes. 

Our Theaux Family Facebook group doesn’t have as much discussion as we did last week.  The discussion still continues, mostly about our genealogy.   My cousin that moved to Pensacola and I planned to meet today but due to the rain and hazardous weather conditions, we have postponed our meeting.

Due to the rain, I have had problems using my email this weekend.  Hence the short Cajun Corner.

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This is a repeat but still quite funny:

Dear Jean Pierre:

I am writing this letter slow because I know that you can't read fast. We don't live where we did when you left. Your Dad read in the paper that most accidents happen within 20 miles from the house, so he moved. I won't be able to send you the address cause the family that lived here took the numbers for their next house so they wouldn't have to change their address.

This place has a washing machine. The first day I put 4 shirts in it, pulled the chain and have not seen them since. It only rained twice this week, three days the first time and four days the second time. The coat you wanted me to send you, well your Aunt said it would be a little too heavy to send in the mail with the heavy buttons, so we cut them off and placed them in the coat pocket.

About your father, he has a lovely new job. He has over 500 men under him, he is cutting the grass at the cemetery. About your sister, she had a baby this morning. I don't know if it is a boy or girl. So I don't know if you are a uncle or an aunt.

All three of your friends went off the bridge in a pickup truck. One was the driver and the other two were in the back. The driver got out, he rolled down the window and he swim to the bank. Your other two friends drowned because they couldn't get the tailgate down.

Your uncle John fell in the whiskey vat. Some men tried to get him out but he fought them off so he drowned. We cremated his body and it burned for three days.

Not much more news than this, nothing much happened. Write more often or more times than you do.


P.S. I was going to send you some money but the envelope was already sealed.


C’est tout, mes amis

Peggy Henshall

Cajun Stitchery

(850) 261-2462

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