Sunday, September 2, 2012

Cajun Corner - Vol. 4, No. 33


Cajun Corner – Vol. 4, No. 33 – September 2, 2012


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George has been working with Boudreaux lately.  Now that we have Clothilde, I rarely work with Boudreaux, unless I need to use some of Boudreaux’s hoops.  Boudreaux has a greater variety of hoops than Clothilde.  As time goes by, and money comes in, we’ll get more hoops for Clothilde but for now Clothilde has the biggest hoops and Boudreaux has the largest variety of hoops.  Nevertheless, George had stopped embroidering when he went next door to remodel the house.  He’s back in the saddle, again.  He is definitely my hat guy but can do it all on the embroidery machine. 

It turns out that Clothilde embroiders on structured hats better than Boudreaux.  When we first began embroidery on hats and caps, we simply couldn’t get Boudreaux to stitch on structured hats.  We read periodicals saying that different machines embroider better on various types of head wear.  That must be true because Clothilde does fine with structured hats.  The problem is that Clothilde has to stop all of her beautiful “couture” embroidery to do the hats.  Some day we will replace Boudreaux with an Amaya but that is way down the road.

A local pastor contacted us requesting embroidery on his robe.  The digitizing was done and he brought the robe over for embroidery right before Hurricane Isaac.  As he was leaving, he asked if we were prepared for the storm.  I told him that I prayed the then tropical storm would go someplace else and not hit Pensacola.  We were prepared but I believe in prayer and TS Isaac just had to go elsewhere.  As it turned out, Hurricane Isaac did go elsewhere and we only got some tropical storm winds and rain.  When the pastor returned to pick up his embroidered robe I asked the topic of his sermon this week.  He said, “Forgiveness.”  I told him I was surprised it wasn’t on the power of prayer.

Speaking of Isaac, I was very happy that my friends and family in New Orleans and SW Louisiana were not hurt by the storm.  The ones I’ve been in touch with told me that they never lost electricity but did gain a houseful of guests who had lost electricity and utilities.

As I said, we just got wind gusts and some rain.  The wind did clean out the trees.  Sammy, the 70 pound, 8 month old puppy, must have thought it was Christmas.  He is a retriever, after all.  As the branches would fall from the trees, he was running around retrieving all of the limbs.  George said it would have been nice if he had then stacked them all together, but such was not the case.  Sam has played with tree branches all week, just running around with branches in his mouth.  He is a bit perplexed about a large palm frond that fell.  He tried carrying it around but it was just too big. 

This November I turn 62 years old.  I have debated all year whether or not to apply for early Social Security.  Cajun Stitchery is three and a half years old and doing well for three and a half years.   After vexing over this, I decided to go ahead and apply.  I did the entire thing online.  Now I have to make an appointment with our local Social Security people and bring them my certified birth certificate, and then it is done.  Wow!  It is just amazing to think that I have reached this age.  Does this mean that I am now old and wise? 

Next Sunday the Mystic Krewe of Nereids will be hosting our annual Splash Party at Paradise Bar & Grill on Pensacola Beach.  The event begins at 1:00 p.m.  We will have a dunking booth, lots of water guns, 50/50 raffle, and raffles for water guns and coolers and a whole lot of music and fun.  Please join us and bring a friend.  I think our charity this year is breast cancer.

Cajun Stitchery has embroidered krewe tee shits for the Splash Party.  Just look for the girls in the California Blue tee shirts.  That will be us.

Have a wonderful week.


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If you think last week’s Louisiana Crazy Laws were, well, crazy, then take a look at some crazy laws in Florida.  True?  I don’t know.  But I found this at


Florida Crazy Laws


  • It is illegal for a doctor to ask a patient whether they own a gun.
  • The state constitution allows for freedom of speech, a trial by jury, and pregnant pigs to not be confined in cages.
  • One may not commit any “unnatural acts” with another person.
  • Unmarried couples may not commit “lewd acts” and live together in the same residence.
  • Corrupting the public morals is defined as a nuisance, and is declared a misdemeanor offense.
  • Doors of all public buildings must open outward.
  • It is illegal to sell your children.
  • Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.
  • A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.
  • If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
  • It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.
  • Men may not be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
  • Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
  • It is illegal to skateboard without a license.
  • When having sex, only the missionary position is legal.
  • You may not fart in a public place after 6 P.
  • It is considered an offense to shower naked.
  • You are not allowed to break more than three dishes per day, or chip the edges of more than four cups and/or saucers.
  • Oral sex is illegal.
  • You may not kiss your wife’s breasts

C’est tout, mes amis


Peggy Henshall

Cajun Stitchery

(850) 261-2462


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