Yes time is flying and life has jumped me. Have not written something in so long will have to get a grip!!! My cat Marley (aka) crazy cajun cat says I should just breath and relax then put down what we see while sitting in the back yard. Sometimes I think he is right, just go for it. We’ll pass a good time friends….
Can you guess where we are sha???
What does Cajun mean?? It depends who you believe. Cajuns – A person of French Canadian descent born or living along the bayous, marshes and prairies of Shouthern, Louisana. (pages.cs.wisc.edu)
My family are descendeds of French speaking immigrants from Acadia Canada area. So the name Acadians was placed on the people around 1877. Yes we were thrown out of home land so others could take over and make their Fortune in gold and money . The families that made it down here to Louisiana and set up their Families and loved our swampland, bayous and marsh.
In in order to have our last names spelled the same Judge Paul Briant of St. Martin parish put the X on the end of our last names. It has been rumored it was also done to track the Cajuns. (Acadian.org)
My maiden name is Robicheaux.
Cajuns have a strong love of family, friends, food and culture. To me Sha having people over for a good meal be it boiled crawfish, crabs, or gumbo it’s a good time.Yes do love to dance in the streets.
No I am not 100% Cajun, so the family trees tell me. Daddy’s side is Native American,Italian,and Cajun.
Mothers side Cajun, Spanish and a touch of English. So as you can see I am 100% American but my all time favorite is CAJUN…
Yes I grew up with Madi Gras bein an import Holiday. Here is a story about the colors :
GREEN – stands for Faith
PURPLE – stands for Justice
GOLD – stands for Power
“Madi Colors comes from a Russian Grand Duke Alexi Aexandrovich Romanov. He was living in Louisiana for Madi Gras in 1872 when he suggested the colors. That year Rex decreed that the three colors officially belong to Madi Grss.” This fact about Madi Gras can be found on the web site of Cajun Radio (1470 am & 1290 am) Lake Charles /Jennings, Loyisiana.My mother would help design Madi Gras floats and Ball Growns. Her designs where so colorful and beautiful. A ball gown would be designed around the theme of the ball. It would take days to put all the sequins on the dress. So much family fun. Did I mention I have 3 younger sisters? We would spend hours together gluing sequins on the ball grown with a 3 feet train.
We where so proud to help mother and her lady friends. The adults made the floats. What joy it was to ride high on a float and throw beads at people.
Sha, it is the only day you can throw things at people and it is legal.
May your gumbo pot stay full. Laisser les Bon temp Rouler Sha
Almost time for Madi Gras….. Can you find the Cajun Bayou Belles in this painting?Let the good times Roll
Good morning Sha,
It is getting close to Madi Gras time. As you can see my gators are getting ready. The little frog he just got I. the way and figured it is better to pretend you enjoying you self than wind up on the wrong side of a gator.
May your Gumbo pot be full !! laisser les Bon temps Rouler Sha…..