This parody always makes me laugh. If you know just a few Spanish words, you will like this. The title? What time is it? If you want to learn a bit of Spanish, I have a few suggestions: Try Coffee Break Spanish podcasts. They are free and easy to understand. Learn informally by talking with … Continue reading What time is it? ¿Que hora es?
I live nearly equidistant between Abita Roasting Company and Abita Brewing. I like having options when it comes to beverages. Neither of these fine establishments are within the tiny confines of the city limits of Abita Springs. And neither am I. I live here, in this tiny cottage on the edge of a densely wooded … Continue reading Little House in the Big Woods
This is the first installment of an occasional series about my father and his forebears. On December 24, 1932, a boy was born. His mother was 40, and his father 45. He would be the youngest of eight children. It may have been a starry night, and perhaps some of the family had attended church … Continue reading A Floyd Is Born
I can write without periods I am confident about this statement This is a moment I have longed for It's not a disease at all It's a blessing! There comes that moment in a woman's life when she realizes true freedom This is it gals and guys who follow the Gumbo YaYa I am a … Continue reading Writing Without Periods
Finally! It's gumbo weather in Louisiana. Temperatures are mild, and the humidity is low. Time to stir up a roux in a cast iron pot and get cooking. Even better, it's a good time to ask my mama to make a gumbo. When it comes to gumbo, I can't think of any I have had … Continue reading Gumbo and Grace
Yesterday, I returned to Louisiana after a week’s stay in Managua, Nicaragua. I was scouting out mission and non – profit groups for further projects. It was hot. I was raised in south Louisiana, and I choose to live here now. I have spent entire days fishing in the warm waters of the Gulf of … Continue reading Nicaragua, Smoothies and Grace
It's me, the Gumbo Lady. I used to write as Madame Gumbeaux at the blog, Honduras Gumbo. I left Honduras over three years. I am living in Louisiana. I don't think I will be around much longer in the area north of New Orleans. Something is stirring in the gumbo pot. I am ready for … Continue reading The Gumbo Ya-Ya Premieres Today!