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Thread: Hey, Ya'll Need Your Support

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    Hey, Ya'll - I Need Your Support

    Hey everybody, Great news... I just got a job at SHUCKS here in Abbeville. Theyb make the best corn and crab bisque, and the grilled catfish with sweet potato fries aint so bad neither.

    I decided to try my luck at staying clean long enough to get a job ...its keeping it that is scary.

    Im asking for all yall's support. Say a prayer, voodoo, whatever... I'll take everything, lolol. JUST KIDDING PASTOR

    My auntie knows the manager and she put in a good word fpor me. CAN'T LET HER DOWN.



    xxx meant to say I NEED YA'LL'S SUPPORT.
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    MCD, you're living in paradise!

    MCD, you know that, right? That's pure unadulterated PARADISE, right there! LOL, I'm talking about Seafood Paradise. I've been all over the world.

    I taught English in Chiang-mai University in northern Thailand; and did the same in Hong Kong. I've set foot on every continent. As you can guess, I love to travel. I've had seafood practically all around the world and I can confidently say the following.

    There is NOTHING like seafood from the Gulf of Mexico and more specifically, from Louisiana. NOTHING.

    Has anyone ever figured out why that is? Is it the warm waters? Take oysters, for example. You put oysters from California hell, all along the entire western seaboard against those oysters you're serving in Abbieville...and there is NO MATCH. perion.

    By the way, congrats on your new job. STAY CLEAN; STAY DRY!

    hood
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    Wonderful news, MCD! So happy you got a job you'll enjoy.

    Congrats...stay clean and sober!
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    Welcome. Please know this is a safe place. Feel free to share.

    ~4tRACY520

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    You'll do FINE. Just keep plugging along..check in here often and let us know. You know, accountability helps.
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    Good luck. Sounds like a fun place to work at.
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    HOOD, you sure got that right!

    I've never gone anywhere outside of 40 miles away - just like my daddy and granddaddy did. My mama went up norty a long time ago, before i was born to a place called PINEVILLE HOSPITAL. All i know about it was north of Alexandria. Don't know why she went up there and not a closer mental hospital, maybe it was her daddy that did it.

    My mama's daddy was a rich guy, a sheriff in Abbeville. He got in some trouble with the Roughriders and ended up being hogtied and hanged by them. It was real bad. They still talk - the oldtimers do - about how the Roughriders were really bad. They would steal from the farmers and had a kind of racket going. making farmers pay to keep them out of their business. anyway, my granddaddy wasnt afraid of them, and i guess he paid with his life for it. Anyway, sorry fopr the side trip, haha.

    Yeah, I love my hometown. A lot of history here.

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    Forgot to say that yesterday was my first full shift. We had two big busses drive up and i found out it was a group from France. That was wild! I made A LOT in tips. Well, they liked me. Said i was a good dancer. We have a dance floor - everybody in louisiana has a dance floor. We have bands come in who play cajun music.

    Guess the France people like our Louisiana French. I was able to speak with them. Most people my age dont know cajun. You see, in Louisiana, Cajuns keep to themnselves and the Englis didnt like that. Guess thats been going on a long time.

    Just look up the story of Evangeline. Some guy wrote a story a long time ago, forgot the name.

    I loved talking with those French people. Made me proud.

    Anyway, yeah, I'm doing my best to stay clean and sober.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcd2830 View Post
    Forgot to say that yesterday was my first full shift. We had two big busses drive up and i found out it was a group from France. That was wild! I made A LOT in tips. Well, they liked me. Said i was a good dancer. We have a dance floor - everybody in louisiana has a dance floor. We have bands come in who play cajun music.

    Guess the France people like our Louisiana French. I was able to speak with them. Most people my age dont know cajun. You see, in Louisiana, Cajuns keep to themnselves and the Englis didnt like that. Guess thats been going on a long time.

    Just look up the story of Evangeline. Some guy wrote a story a long time ago, forgot the name.

    I loved talking with those French people. Made me proud.

    Anyway, yeah, I'm doing my best to stay clean and sober.
    It's no wonder you got along so well with your French vacationers, MCD. After all, you mentioned that you were part Cajun French. You also alluded to the story of Evangeline.

    The author who wrote the epic poem in 1847 was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was entitled, "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie". You can find details here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangeline"]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangeline[/COLOR]

    The story was based on the events in 1700's Nova Scotia, when the Brits kicked the French-Acadians out for refusing to pay allegience to the Crown. The Acadians had been there 200 years, and felt little to no allegience to the Brits, much less the French. It was a very sad thing.

    I suppose that's the "teacher" coming out in me. I loved that poem for its unique tone and style.

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    I'm amazed - thought it was only a story known in Louisiana. Didn't realize it was about real history. Wow!

    I know in Lafayette, they have a tree that was suppossed to be standing where Evangeline found her Gabriel. There's different versions of the story..guess everybody claims he or she was part of their family...haha.

    I got an aunt who is big on family history. She says we're related to Jean Lafitte, the priate. Wouldnt surprize me one bit!



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