Since posting the swap my mind has worked over time to find something to do. Well last night my mind came up with many things so today going to give some of it a try. Wish me luck. Not having a craft store near (closes one 54 miles away) does not help but I’m going to use things in my home. My first project is something to do with food because we do most of our socializing with food. If you ever get invited to a Cajun person’s home for boiled crawfish, crabs, or shrimp run to the table. Now if you cannot eat highly season food let them know they will does the first pot full not so hot.  Winter time we eat Gumbo and I tell you it is the best stuff in the world. When you are sick Momma cooks gumbo or chicken soup. Yes it works. I tried finding more things on Cajun people and it all is about the same. We were put  out of 2 different countries and landed here South Louisiana. We love family, friends, food, music, life and God.

When you see the movies or TV shows of how we live some of it is true. My family fished for a living for many years. It is a hard job and you must depend on the weather. Some of my family still runs seafood processing companies in Dulac Louisiana. Then the other side works sugar cane farms which is also something that depends on the weather and believe me hurricanes can knock you down in a 24 hour period. Think about it we all have stories we can tell. My poor Daddy had all girls 5 of us. So lucky me I’m the oldest the boy… Yes he taught me how to hunt, fish, crab crawfish, and do small car repairs. So many wonderful memories of beautiful mornings on the water or standing in it picking up traps. God blessed me with a Cajun Grandmother, she taught me to cook the old way. Which is not healthy but so good?

Anyway all this stuff I’m trying to put on canvas and words. Have a day so good  one that every trap you pull up will be full of crawfish and your chickens have left you 2 dozen eggs….

 

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