Butte La Rose et Les Entourage


The winter is hanging in there and if we protest to Mother Nature, she’ll just laugh at us. Think this: when summer comes and we’ll be sweating up like all get out, we’ll be wishing for a little of this cool air.

The Kidder family (Camp Sweet Dreams) next door to mine had a visitor this past week end. Very interesting it was to talk with 50-year-old Brice Nelson from Des Moines, Iowa, on his around-the-world bike trip which began in September. He is zig-zagging around America at his own pace and meeting and making new friends. He laughingly says he is beginning the second half of his life, having sold all of his belongings, divorced from his first marriage and unsuccessfully engaged four times, it’s now time to move on. He is humorous and said he’ll see us again 10 years. Hum! I’ll be 80. Hope I can have Phillis Diller’s energy.

Have you all heard the news that in the future people with limited insurance and the poor might not be able to get the medical help they’ll need? Can you imagine this fearful thought? In an interview on CBS last night, a doctor said people will have to go back to the old ways of cures and healing. Would that mean faith healers or even traiteurs? They’re both the same, healing through hands.

Traiteurs were in abundance many years ago and their prayers is what healed the sick before doctors came along. There are still a few traiteurs around, but not as many. These prayers are as powerful on many ailments, and better then some medicines. The traiteurs tried to pass their prayers down to family members or anyone who might have been interested but many were not, so they took their prayers to their graves with them. These come from the time of Christ.

We’ll have a run-off election for public service commissioner Saturday, May 2, Crawfish Festival weekend. I am privileged to serve as commissioner in Butte La Rose with Pam Guidry, Aleah Romero and Virginia Hafemann.

Boyers Pharmacy was being robbed of its beauty when it was hidden aside that big old building that has lately been torn down. Now it stands tall, neat and beautiful on the Main Street of Henderson. I also like the rugged effect of Robin’s Lumber Yard. These two structures look like the old West. You go, Henderson!

From the desk of Shirley Akers, president of the local AARP: District Attorney Phil Haney will have a free seminar for St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes on Tuesday, May 21 at Pavilion Cypress Bayou, Charenton, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gov Bobby Jindal will be guest speaker. Door prizes and lunch will be provided. Limited seating is available, so call for reservations – in St. Martin Parish, 332-3063; Iberia 367-1556; Franklin area 828-5703. (I am booked to play at the Veteran’s Home in Jennings that day.)

Shirley also has a list of super healthy foods for us seniors – sweet potatoes, grape tomatoes, fat-free milk, broccoli, wild salmon, crisp breads, brown rice, citrus fruits, squash, spinach and kale. (What, no gratons from Goulas? Gotta have ’em temps en temps!)

Bien merci à Cecile Albert pour les chou et Charlie Wilson pour le barbue. (catfish).


Cousine Hélène

helenboudreaux@juno.com, or 228-1714.

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