Peré Donald Pelous has invited me to sing at the Mass at 7:30 a.m., 10 a..m. and 5 p.m. on Christmas Day. See y’all there.
Gotta admit last week’s snow was exciting to watch. Last time I saw this much snow was in the early 1970s when my kids and I lived in Youngsville. At that time and within a 12-month period we had three snowfalls. It snowed in the 1980s but I was on the road trucking so I missed it.
I love my DirecTV, but at a time we need TV the most, for weather bulletins, we lose reception. And sometimes it will be out for several hours. Maybe the converter box that is being offered to replace antennas will remedy that problem for watching the local programs when the satellite goes out.
I know many of the nurseries are closed for the winter, but a gift certificate for a fruit tree or a china ball tree, persimmon, orange, pecan or any tree makes a good gift. Also crape myrtles, rose bushes, Confederate roses, and so many others. And it is rewarding to watch something growing in the yard. I am a cypress tree lover, myself.
I am learning more gospel songs. I repeat myself when I say I love to go early to church to sing those beautiful songs for those parishioners who come early. We all relate and connect with God in their messages. In the busies and hurries and worries of these times, we need to turn to Him more often.
I visited with Elaine Melancon and Marella Thibodeaux at the Breaux Bridge Welcome Center this week. They plan on reopening the center on Saturday mornings and want to invite anyone who wants to come by for a visit and drink coffee and maybe inquire about information.
Marella said the Butte La Rose Welcome center has been reopened for a while now. You might remember the hurricane damage had shut them down and then they had reopened with generator power. But all is well again.
I think the first trees to bloom around here are the willows beginning in February.
We are informed by an e-mail writer that photographer, author and naturalist Greg Guirard was in the hospital recently and is now recovering at home. The correspondent asks if we can pass on best wishes to Greg. “He is a great man and I count him as a special friend.”
Consider it done.
Happy New Years to you all! Amétie.